Aug 23, 2016


Cobo Center launches #CoboCares program with free ZUMBA® sessions on Cobo Square August 25 

The inaugural programming season for Cobo Square will include #CoboCares, a series of fitness, community and entertainment activities before and after work hours that will be free to the public. This Thursday, a Zumba® Fitness Class, involving dance and aerobic movements will be performed to energetic music provided by Metro Detroit DJ Waxtax-N-Dre.

A short video demonstrating what you will experience at this year’s event can be viewed here. Photos may be found here.      

WHO:             Detroit’s Ivy Mitchell, a certified International Zumba® instructor in the United States and Europe, will be leading the group on Cobo Square from 5PM – 7PM. After serving nine years in the United States military, Ivy started a business teaching fitness and has been a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor since 2008. She has been voted #1 instructor  for Zumba® Fitness classes in Michigan by WDIV. Last summer she conducted a class at Campus Martius with participants from all over the Metro Detroit area, that included dozens of members of the Detroit Police Department. She has also been the organizer and choreographer of the Detroit Pistons Zumba Halftime Show for the past two years.

** AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW** Ivy Mitchell, instructor;

                                                          Claude Molinari, general manager of Cobo Center

Access to Cobo Square and outdoor terrace during the class
Participant interviews

WHEN:             Schedule

Thursday August 25 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Participant sign up 5 – 5:30
Zumba Fitness Class
Networking on the Square directly afterward 

WHERE:         Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Upon arrival at Cobo Center, please visit the registration desk on Cobo Square, where you will receive media credentials.


Donations of toiletries for the following local charitable centers will be collected on-site:

Love Life Family Christian Center

Clawson United Methodist Church


Mary Klida, 313-877-8701 [email protected]