Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. The Teen Diaries Foundation proved just that on Thursday, August 28th by joining forces with model / dancer / NBA correspondent Damaris Lewis for a back to school TRX class for 12 deserving teen girls. The workout was apart of the foundation's popular collaboration with Pretty Girls Sweat to fight childhood obesity, and took place 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."
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.
Mentors Aeshia DeVore Branch (Founder of Pretty Girls Sweat and the Teen Diaries Foundation) 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.
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!
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