PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT: WCW Barre Booty Fitness Fundraiser

Sometimes you have to stretch your boundaries to test your strengths! Shamelessly true for the lovely women who joined PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT to kick off Women's History Month at Total Fitness Revolution (a 16,000 square foot facility located in Mableton, GA) for a #WCW Barre Booty fitness fundraiser led by Tosha McDade. Women united to GET FIT + GIVE BACK to raise awareness and money for childhood obesity prevention programs.

Despite the rainy weather, guests arrived ready to sweat, network and had fun. From entrepreneurs to schoolteachers, everyone enjoyed icebreaker games, a high-energy Barre class with empowering music, gift bags, and refueled with healthy snacks, Aquafina water, and PACT Cranberry extract water.

After informal introductions, guests gathered in smaller groups for a friendly competition of the "Get Together Game." PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT (PGS) founder Aeshia DeVore Branch prompted the groups to line up in a variety of ways including: by height, chronologically by their birthdate, and alphabetically based on their grandmother's first name. The group to complete the challenge first and run to the opposite side of the room received a point and the team with the most points was awarded PGS lanyards. 

A quick paced alphabet game, put their knowledge of healthy foods to the test. Any guests who stumbled to answer correctly had to complete three burpees while Sweat Sisters cheered them on.  

If you haven't checked out a #WCW fitness fundraiser event, definitely make plans to attend one! The experience is uplifting, supportive, and a fun way to GET FIT + GIVE BACK! SAVE THE DATE: the next #WCW Hip Hop Zumba Fitness Fundraiser is 4/5/17 at Total Fitness Revolution - doors open at 645pm! Workout: Zumba! SWEAT WITH PURPOSE! Register Here!

Have you ever wondered if being physically active is really worth the time and effort? Well, lots of girls think so! They know being active is a great way to have fun and hang out with friends. And fitness can do some pretty amazing things for your mind and body. In this video, we asked guests to share their reasons why physical fitness is an important asset to a girl's life.

We appreciate all of the Sweat Sisters who supported this event. Your sweat equity raised $350 for youth fitness programs. Check out this video recap:

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors and Volunteers:
Total Fitness Revolution
Aquafina
Denae Suknanan
video / photo credit: B. Alyssa Trofort

ABOUT
TEEN DIARIES FOUNDATION INC. is a 501(C)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to prepare young, multicultural women for careers in journalism, as well as fight the alarming child obesity rates in the United States by making fitness fun for teen girls. Since 2007, TEEN DIARIES has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls nationwide. Through life-changing virtual and in-person programs we heighten the self-esteem of girls ages 13 to 22 years old by building career skills, sharing the tools to lead healthy and active lifestyles for a lifetime, and using grassroots efforts to inspire youth to give back to their local communities. By providing hands on and e-mentoring to thousands of high school and college age students globally, TEEN DIARIES is successfully helping young women transition into adulthood. Without a doubt, our accessible programs fill an ever-existent void in the framework of our youth. To learn ways you can get involved, visit teendiariesfoundation.org/volunteer.

Total Fitness Revolution's studio specializes in high impact, group fitness training, as well as one-on-one personal training. We have a unique offering of CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting, HIIT, Boot Camp, Strength Training, Cycling and much more! Located at 1303 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE in the US Imports Plaza. To learn more, visit tfrfoundation.org.  

The mission of the Total Fitness Revolution Foundation (TFR) is to empower and improve the lives of youth through sports specific athletic training and academic enrichment programming. The TFR Foundation‘s focus is on children in low socioeconomic environments or whose families are affected directly by serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Our programming establishes a baseline in which children and their families can build a foundation of healthy living with the intent of supporting lifelong healthy choices.

How can you get involved?

SPREAD THE WORD: Follow Pretty Girls Sweat on InstagramFacebook, 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. 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 hi@prettygirlssweat.comfor 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!
SHOP: Support our mission to provide free fitness experiences to teen girls across the nation with your purchase at PrettyGirlsSweat.com/shop. A portion of profits is donated to our empowerment programs for teen girls.
 

FOUNDER | Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur unites and empowers girls to be health leaders in their communities. The child obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and events for young women (ages 13-22) led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture. Before creating Pretty Girls Sweat, Aeshia worked in the TV industry for over 9 years - working her way up from an intern at ABC to a producer on Sundance Channel's celebrated, primetime series ICONOCLASTS. The former high school athlete (track, volleyball, and basketball) and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was also a model for Wilhelmina in New York City. In her free time, the wife and mother of three girls enjoys reading inspirational books, listening to music, eating great food with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.