Model/Actress Damaris Lewis Hosts Back To School TRX Class

Unity is the definition of strength. When there are teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.

PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT proved just that on Thursday, August 28th by joining forces with model/actress/dancer/NBA correspondent Damaris Lewis for a back to school TRX class. 12 deserving teen girls were selected to join the inspiring model to make fitness fun at Nimble Fitness in New York City.

What is TRX? As explained by the event’s fitness instructor Suzie Gavers, “TRX was born in the Navy SEALs. It is a Suspension Training bodyweight exercise that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously and requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises."

Mentors Aeshia DeVore Branch (Founder of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT / SWEAT MAKES CENTS) and Diabetes Awareness advocate Diana Dotel, as well as teen model / fitness enthusiast Cleopatra Lee, broke a sweat with the intimate group of teen girls and shared words of encouragement as they played fun team-building games that helped the group learn more about one another. Following the fun yet challenging sweat session, teen guests were inspired, enlightened and entertained as they received health and school-related advice from OB/GYN Dr. Afriye Amerson and registered nurse / TV correspondent Anthea Noel aka "Nurse Noel".

Damaris Lewis shared her story of growing up in Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood to being discovered by Elite modeling agency. Lewis’ successful fashion career has included several billboards and the cover of Fitness magazine (June 2013) as well as campaigns for Nike, Clarins, Victoria's Secret ’s Pink line, and Yves Saint Laurent. The Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts graduate is currently the famed musician Prince’s muse and has traveled the globe as his key dancer. She also shares her love for basketball as a correspondent for the NBA.


Guests went home with TRUKFIT backpacks filled with PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT tanks, back to school supplies, nail polish, bookmarks, FITNESS Magazine's September issue, UBER gift cards, Kind Bars and SkinnyPop Popcorn. Three lucky girls (Armani, Anisya, and Richelle) scored beauty products provided by FITNESS magazine!
Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Nimble Fitness
Suzie Gavers
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 photos by: Ajani Brathwaite
Making fitness fun since 2011 // PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT founder, Aeshia DeVore Branch, grew tired of the alarming obesity rates plaguing youth and set out to create a highly engaging, socially driven media platform that encourages girls to “make fitness fun” and “sweat with purpose”. Our fitness parties, digital content and inspiring apparel form a “Sweat Sisterhood” uniting women to raise awareness for childhood obesity and give back to under served communities. We’ve been featured on ABC, BET, and Essence as the “fitness destination for girls”, which we think sums us up! Want to join the PGS "Dream Team"? Send resume and cover letter to Follow @PrettyGirlSweat on Twitter and follow @PrettyGirlsSweat on Instagram! Join our "Sweat Sisterhood"!