Students Get Fit and Learn Financial Tips During the Smart ‘n Sweaty College Tour

Atlanta Sweat Sisters from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Georgia State University recently came together on Clark Atlanta’s campus for  The Life Currency and PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT's first Smart ‘n Sweaty College Tour stop!

As soon as doors opened, dozens of collegiates began flooding into the Thomas Cole Research Center eager to participate in the wellness and financial literacy activities planned for the evening.

Shortly after guests arrived PGS founder Aeshia DeVore Branch and Whitney Headen, creator of the online millennial publication The Life Currency, introduced themselves and outlined the schedule of events.

Each Sweat Sister then participated in icebreaker activities to get warmed up, and took the PGS Pledge to become official members of the Sweat Sisterhood!

Next, instructor and co-owner of Total Fitness Revolution, Lauren Powers, led the ladies in a 45-minute Nicki Minaj “Barbie Boot Camp” themed workout. For almost an hour attendees broke a sweat by going through a sequence of body-blasting moves while listening to Minaj’s hottest tracks and features, including “Barbie Tingz” and “Twerk It.” (Listen to our "Barbie Boot Camp" workout playlist HERE)

After the intense Sweat Session, everyone had a chance to refuel with water and munch on some post-workout snacks including bananas and low-calorie Skinnypop popcorn.

With snacks secured, Sweat Sisters gathered together once again for an engaging Q&A session between Aeshia and Whitney. The conversation centered around finances with questions ranging from “how can college students make extra money?” to “what can a college student do to build and maintain good credit?”

Following the panel discussion, all the ladies in the room were able to snag a beautifully designed gift bag courtesy of The Life Currency stocked with products from Vita Coco, Ponds, COOLA, RAW REV, and Gorjana jewelry.

The Sweat Show officially drew to a close with a final group photo featuring Aeshia, Whitney, Lauren, and the Atlanta Sweat Sisters, in which everyone posed adorably with their totes in hand!

The Smart ‘n Sweaty College Tour series was created to bring color, creativity, and community to college women– offering an authentic conversation around wellness and financial literacy - as well as a workout party! Want us to stop on your campus? Shoot us an email at


Special thanks to our event partners, sponsors, panelists, and volunteers:

Clark Atlanta University

The Life Currency
Vita Coco
Gorjana jewelry
Clark Atlanta University chapter
Denae Suknanan
Olivia Hancock
Xamari Roberts

photo credit: B. Alyssa Trofort
Videos shot and edited by: B. Alyssa Trofort

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.