PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT: Stacy Barthe, Elise Neal and Sabi Host Teen Hike in LA

TEEN DIARIES  FOUNDATION & TRUE VISION MEDIA
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE
PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT HIKE AT RUNYON CANYON
HOSTED BY SINGER/SONGWRITER STACY BARTHE,

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ACTRESS ELISE NEAL AND SINGER SABI
 
AFTER SCHOOL FITNESS EVENT TOOK PLACE ON OCTOBER 11
TO COMBAT TEEN OBESITY
October 22, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, October 11, Teen Diaries Foundation, a New Jersey based nonprofit that mentors teen girls through journalism and fitness, teamed with singer/songwriter Stacey Barthe to host a PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT AFTER SCHOOL HIKE sponsored by True Vision Media.
 
It was an afternoon filled with motivation, laughter, education, fitness, and excitement as over a dozen girls ages 13-18, who arrived via party bus and hiked nonstop up Los Angeles’ famed Runyon Canyon alongside Stacey and participating mentors. During the 45-minute hike, each teen was partnered with a mentor as their hiking buddy to discuss everything from fitness to career/personal goals. Everyone celebrated with high fives and cheers as each person made it to the top of Runyon. Mentors included, actress Elise Neal,singer Sabi, film producer Monica “Dollphace” Floyd, entrepreneur and social media maven, Karen Civil, 3xOlympian USA Volleyball Player Lindsey Berg, singer Shanice, painter and designer, Tonia Calderon, model / comedian Porsche Thomas, and music manager Jules Dougall. Co-owner of Fruition Las Vegas and founder of MISSION I’MPOSSIBLE Samantha Jo Alonso also stopped by to inspire teen guests with her fitness story while Ranger Russell Brown gave attendees a history lesson about the state park.
 
"One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to overcome was weight loss," says Stacey Barthe. "I lost 170 pounds. Music got me through my workouts. I would literally climb this mountain furiously blasting Jay-Z." Brand participants included Beats by Dre. Congrats to teen guest Meagan Furr for scoring a Beats By Dre pill for all of her upcoming sweat sessions!

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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 hi@prettygirlssweat.com. Follow @PrettyGirlSweat on Twitter and follow @PrettyGirlsSweat on Instagram! Join our "Sweat Sisterhood"! Text PRETTYGIRLSSWEAT to 22828.