Bethany Seidman, owner of the local Curvesm leading the Zumba workout. — Photo by Lynn Christoffers

Curves, on the lower level of the Woodland Center in Vineyard Haven, was the host site on Monday for a benefit workout for the American Heart Association.

Called Party Hearty, a Zumbathon Charity Event, the program was designed to address the fact that one woman in three dies from heart disease. Hispanic women face even longer odds.

The goal was to “bring awareness of this devastating disease and empower women to live a heart-healthy life.”

To encourage more women to check out the program, participation at the local Curves was based on a donation, not a fixed entrance fee.