PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary!


PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT® (PGS) celebrated 5 years of sweat sisterhood on September 17th at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA! 150 sweat sisters, including special guests model/actress/athlete Christina "Ms Basketball" Granville, R&B singer Adia Andrews, and Atlanta based yoga educator Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, were in the building and were more than ready to get fit and have fun. 

All sweat sisters were styled in adidas women leggings, socks, and PureBOOSTx sneakers. When the fitness party kicked off, guests were divided into groups and participated in a hula hoop challenge. In between this quick warm-up and the workout, guests stayed fueled with refreshments courtesy of Aquafina and snapped photos at the HaloBooth.

The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment (AMOFE) partnered with PGS to announce their first youth video competition - where students can submit a 3-minute fitness related video that inspires others to pursue a healthy lifestyle. The winner will have the chance to intern in their office and work on a film set!

Before breaking a sweat, PGS founder Aeshia DeVore Branch initiated all attendees into the sweat sisterhood by having each girl recite the PGS Pledge. Branch and the sweat sisters then went live on Facebook to complete 100 jumping jacks to support Sweat Makes Cents' childhood obesity awareness campaign and Aquafina pledged to donate 10 cents for each jumping jack completed. In less than two-minutes, guests helped raise $1,000 for the campaign. Watch the video below!

Once the workout, led by the incredibly hype DJay Jackson and #TeamDJay started, he and his team kicked off the dance party with the song that inspired the PGS movement, Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” and ended with every sweat sister getting in formation to Beyonce’s “Formation!”

Following the high-energy workout, guests refueled with PACT cranberry and a variety of healthy snacks including Sabra Hummus and Stacy's Pita Chipsheaded over to the Dr. Maya Angelou theater to talk to our special guests during a powerful panel discussion. No question was off limits and guests asked about everything from nutrition to how to balance working out and school.

The 5th-anniversary event officially concluded with the showing of a 5-year recap video of the biggest highlights in PGS history and was put together by video intern Kristen Neal. 

PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT’S® anniversary event was definitely the perfect way to celebrate 5 years of sweat, sisterhood, and soul! To view more photos, click here

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors and Volunteers:
adidas women
Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment
Elle Empire // Elle Houston 
Ashley-Cree Maddix
Janay Hammond
Joan Martin
Kristen Neal
Lachelle Metcalf
Tina Strawn
Tylisha James
Moiba Mustapha
Neigelle Francisco
Olivia Hancock
Raven Brewington
Sydney A. Foster
Teresa DeVore
Xamari Roberts

photo credit: Sydney A. Foster

How can you get involved?

SPREAD THE WORD: Follow PRETTY GIRLS SWEATon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Tell a friend to tell a friend.

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. Email to request an application.

SPONSOR: Donate space at your fitness studio, a free class, merchandise, healthy snacks, etc. to help us make fitness fun for teen girls. Email 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 SWEAT MAKES CENTS 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 childhood obesity prevention programs in inner-city communities? DONATE HERE!

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SWEATLEBRITY REPORTER | Olivia Hancock is is currently a junior at Georgia State University. The 19-year-old has loved writing ever since she can remember and her passion for it has allowed her to hold the title of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Teen Reporter for five consecutive terms. In addition, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Her Campus, Aeropostale and Nordstrom as an ambassador. Her writing has been published on xoNecole, 21 Ninety, Her Campus, One MusicFest, and The Life Currency. In the future, Olivia plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and pursue a professional career as a writer at a lifestyle publication.