A new school year is here, and PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT is back in session. YouTube beauty and natural hair gurus Kelsey and Kendra Murrell (better known as the GlamTwinz) and model/actress/athlete Christina "Ms. Basketball" Granville arrived at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA on Saturday, August 20th to motivate 60 female students to become health leaders in their communities.
Sporting PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT tees, guests greeted one another with enthusiasm as they anticipated all of the fun activities that were in store. The fitness party began with a blast as sweat sisters were divided into teams to compete in a hula hoop challenge.
First place winners scored the GlamTwinz's new book The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer Healthier Hair (available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) and got first dibs at the beauty table!
Glow in the dark necklaces, strobe lights, and positive vibes set the stage for Get Pulsed founder Alana Sanders' high-energy dance workout.
Following the workout, guests enjoyed healthy snacks (Aquafina, PACT cranberry, SkinnyPop Popcorn, and granola bars) while pediatrician Dr. LaKesha Davison and special guests debunked fitness myths and provided effective workout and nutrition tips. "Drink about half of your body weight in ounces of water daily," says Dr. Davison. Singer/songwriter Adia Andrews shared her personal struggles with her weight and how having a low self-esteem contributed to some unhealthy choices she made throughout her youth. After losing 22 lbs. recently through meal planning and consistent workouts, the Huntsville, Alabama native encouraged students to use healthy methods to lose and maintain weight because not only is it safer to do so, but the results are more rewarding.
And this is what it's all about... Encouraging "OUR" young girls!!! I truly enjoyed myself today with the oh so beautiful girls of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT. #JustTryingToEncourageOthers", said Christina Granville.
All Sweat Sisters wrote motivational messages for their peers and received PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT backpacks and a variety of beauty products including nail polish, makeup, and hair serums, while a few lucky raffle winners scored t-shirts, workout DVDs, MONSTER iSport earphones and so much more!
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Want more? Check out Kelsey and Kendra's vlog about joining the #SweatSisterhood!
Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors and Volunteers:
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
Dr. LaKesha Davison
ABOUT OUR HOST
Christina Granville, who is known as “MsBasketball”, is a professional model that has over 8 years of experience. The witty and charismatic 5’10 model was born and raised in Clewiston, Florida but then moved to Orlando in 2006, where she became notable on the modeling scene. Her resume holds over 50 Runway fashion shows and she has been a brand ambassador for over 90 major companies. In 2010, at the age of 25, Christina was blessed with an opportunity to return to college to play basketball at the collegiate level, where she excelled on and off the court. Not only was she the captain of her college team, she was also on the Dean’s list and was recognized for her academic accomplishments by being named, “Who’s who in America amongst College 100 Athletes”. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
Lifestyle and beauty vloggers Kelsey and Kendra Murrell - also known as The GlamTwinz - are the faces of the highly successful YouTube channels, GlamTwinz334 and GlamTwinzTV. Throughout their flourishing career as content creators, the Murrell sisters have worked with brands such as Carol’s Daughter, Target, and BET and have even had the opportunity to show off their beautiful hair in publications like Essence and Hype Hair. Recently, The GlamTwinz unveiled their newest project, “The GlamTwinz Guide To Longer, Healthier Hair,” which is an expansion on their viral video “Top 10 Tips To Grow Out Long Healthy Hair.” The book is currently available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart and the girls are now gearing up for a book tour! EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR
Licensed/certified instructor, Alana Sanders, is the founder/creator of Get Pulsed™, a cardio program that tones the body utilizing weights to coincide with moves/routines that are safe while dancing. Alana has been trained in the arts of ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop dance and fills her classes with 65 to 300 students on a daily basis. She has been featured on many major networks and Expos as the headline fitness instructor to bring a different element to various events. LEARN MORE
How can you get involved?
SWEAT WITH US: Click here to register for our next workout and to view our fitness party calendar.
TAKE ACTION: Text PRETTYGIRLSSWEAT to 22828 to sign up for our newsletter and get details on all upcoming events!
MENTOR: Empower teen girls through fitness and career mentorship. Take a look at our schedule to register for upcoming events.
VOLUNTEER: Whether it's greeting guests, creating a fitness playlist, taking photos, capturing video footage or distributing snacks, we can always use an extra hand. Learn how you can get involved here.
SPONSOR: Donate space at your fitness studio, a free class, merchandise, healthy snacks, etc. to help us make fitness fun for teen girls. Email email@example.com for details on how to become a brand partner.
GIVE BACK: As a for-profit digital media, e-commerce, and event management company, we love the opportunity we have to partner with the Teen Diaries Foundation and other charities that mirror our mission to empower teen girls through fitness. We have raised donations and sponsored our services for local and national charities. Interested in making a tax-deductible donation to support free Pretty Girls Sweat programs in inner city communities? DONATE HERE!
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photos by: Kayla Walker
video by: Mikayla Newton