PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT: Adrienne Bailon Hosts Teen Zumba Class!




August 26, 2013 – New York, NY – This past Saturday, August 24, The Ailey Extension, The Ailey Organization’s program of dance and fitness classes for the general public, and beloved actress, songstress, dancer and TV personality, Adrienne Bailon hosted PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT BACK TO SCHOOL ZUMBA PARTY presented by Teen Diaries and Women on the Move.

It was a day full of SWEAT-spiration and excitement as The Ailey Extension’s Shahidah Ansari Zumba® Jammer (Choreography Specialist) & Instructor led a class of approximately 80 girls ages 13-18 who danced non stop to high-energy Zumba mix alongside Adrienne and participating mentors. Mentors included, radio personality and marketing maven, Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop’s Tahiry Jose,  ESSENCE Senior Health and Relationships Editor, Sharon Boone, Black Girls Code’s Donna Knutt, Balan Inc. co-founder, Michou St. Jules, Celebrity Nail Artist, Dawn Sterling,  Dr. Afriye Amerson, Ernst & Young’s Erin Hajj, and Island/Def Jam digital marketing manager Christina Smith. Emerging Latin pop singer Veronica Vega also stopped by to inspire teen guests with her fitness story.

"Pretty Girls Sweat means that the fly girls take good care of themselves, that the fly girls are healthy, and they are not afraid to sweat," says Adrienne Bailon. "I think that is an amazing thing."

Sirius XM’s DJ S. WHiT turned up the event as guest DJ. Brand participants included TRUKFIT, Under Armour, Beats by Dre True Vision Media Group and J Travel Management. Congrats to teen guest Gabrielle Abraham for scoring a Beats By Dre white pill for back to school!

Pretty Girls Sweat (PGS), founded by Teen Diaries CEO Aeshia DeVore Branch, is a community-based fitness initiative that caters to teenage girls ages 13-18, and is designed to highlight non-traditional workouts, group activities, and delicious recipes for teens and college students. Women On The Move (WOTM), a New York-based female empowerment organization, joined forces with PGS to provide female mentors accomplished in their perspective fields a day of fun-filled activities they can enjoy while inspiring and educating young girls to become their best selves.

For more information and photos from the event visit:

Aeshia DeVore Branch, Teen Diaries / Pretty Girls Sweat

Carolina Alduey, Women On The Move, 646.267.2642

Since its inception in 2005, The Ailey Extension has fulfilled Mr. Ailey’s life-long commitment of bringing dance to everyone by offering “real classes for real people.” The Extension offers over 80 classes per week in over 25 different dance and fitness techniques for all levels. Over 55,000 people have taken classes at Ailey’s home, New York’s largest building dedicated to dance, where dancers of all levels and walks of life can learn and be inspired – body, mind, and spirit!  This fall, The Ailey Extension will hold classes for Teens and Kids form September 8th through December 15th.  For more information on how to sign your child up for classes at The Ailey Extension click here.

Adrienne Bailon is a singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and TV personality from New York City’s lower eastside. Her first claim to fame was the successful award-winning hip-hop soul and R&B girl group 3LW. Bailon and former 3LW member Kiely Williams became half of Disney’s International phenomenon The Cheetah Girls. Amid a popular musical group, a multi-platinum album, and film The Cheetah Girls: One World, Bailon became an unstoppable force in the industry. Throughout her career Bailon has continually dedicated herself to empowering women and giving back to charity through prestigious organizations, such as, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of America. As a trendsetter of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent, Bailon was proud to accept Latina Magazine’s 2012 award for “Latina Fashionista of the Year.” She also expanded her entrepreneurial endeavors by launching her new “Fingertip Fetish” nail polish line. In addition, fans can look forward to Bailon acting on ABC Family’s first movie musical entitled “Elixir,” beside Jane Seymour and Sara Paxton due for release in early 2013. A second season for the reality show of her weekly chronicle “Empire Girls,” alongside model/television personality Julissa Bermudez, is now in negotiation with the Style Network.

Teen Diaries is a multi-media company dedicated to mentoring aspiring journalists and providing positive, online content for young women who enjoy hip hop and pop culture.  The information and opportunities they offer help their target population transition into womanhood successfully and empower them to be future leaders. They have been affecting the lives of young women worldwide since 2007 through various platforms including, TD Radio, and!

Women on the Move is an organization that helps young women achieve professional success and embrace philanthropy as a key ingredient of that success. The mission of their organization is to INFORM, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER the next generation of business owners, political figures, entertainers, educators, authors and high-level executives. They do this through the sharing and crafting of transformational stories.  WOTM provides venues for both speakers and listeners committed to growth, transformation and a community of support. Women on the Move, mentors as they move.

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"! Text PRETTYGIRLSSWEAT to 22828.