Knowledge is power! On Saturday, February 25th, 30 girls gathered for a PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT "What the Health?" Cycle Party hosted by PGS Founder Aeshia DeVore Branch at the Vibe Ride in Atlanta, Georgia. The educational and empowering event consisted of a high energy, music video cycling class, healthy refreshments, and ended with a "What the Health?" trivia game where Sweat Sisters competed for prizes by answering tricky health related questions.
Guests spanning from high school students to college graduates united at the fitness party, which enabled female executives to mentor through career and health education. Each adult attendee unlocked a free registration for a student to participate. What a fun way to GET FIT + GIVE BACK!
To get to know one another, guests participated in an empowering icebreaker called CAREER CONVERSATIONS, which is a one-on-one discussion where professional women "carbon copy (aka#CC)" career focused, female students, on the pros and cons encountered by successful business women and introduce female students to career ideas not previously considered. The back and forth exchange of inquiries and advice was magnetic! Next, sweat sisters held hands to recite the PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT pledge, which encourages girls to love themselves, be respectful to others, and to surround themselves with positive people.
Aeshia welcomed new members to the Sweat Sisterhood with some history about the PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT program and the impact it has made on over 20,000 girls nationwide. The health advocate also shared her personal story, which played a significant role in her passion for mentoring teen girls through fitness and sports.
Fitness was made fun with a music-filled cycling class led by Tuesday Thomas-Jackson. Girls brought the party to the pedal while cycling to 90s tunes like MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This", 69 Boyz "Tootsie Roll" and Kris Kross' "Jump Jump" as well as more recent dance hits like iLoveMemphis' "Hit The Quan" and Zay Hilfigerrr's & Zayion McCall's "Juju On That Beat." While staying hydrated with Aquafina water, Sweat Sisters also competed for bragging rights with bicycle sprint races throughout the workout. Moguldom Media Group Chief Creative Officer Marve Frazier led #Team90s to the first win of the day!
A "What the Health" trivia game followed the workout. A series of questions educated guests about the excessive exertion it takes to burn off the calories of unhealthy foods like hamburgers, chips, soda, and french fries. Guests who answered correctly scored mystery prizes like beauty products, water bottles, and t-shirts!
Following the lesson, guests enjoyed healthy refreshments including fresh fruit, Stacy's Pita Chips, Spicy Avocado Ranch Dip, and Skinny Pop Popcorn.
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Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors and Volunteers:
Leilani Pitolo Esmond
photos + videos by: B. Alyssa Trofort
TEEN DIARIES FOUNDATION INC. hands-on and virtual programming for multicultural women (ages 13-22) across the nation. The 501(c)3 not-for-profit's direct service includes Pretty Girls Sweat themed fitness programs focused on motivating young women to live active lifestyles, participate in organized sports, and support the fight against childhood obesity as well as a mentoring portion dedicated to linking young girls with professional women who work in the entertainment industry. The Pretty Girls Sweat (PGS) Ambassador program gives college students the opportunity to encourage their peers to stay fit by giving them a platform to create and publish inspirational social media content and host on-campus fitness gatherings. In addition, the Teen Reporter Program provides hands-on and e-mentoring to female high school and college age students interested in pursuing careers in journalism (such as online media, radio, TV, newspaper, and magazines) and annual college scholarships to 10 carefully selected reporters. For more information, visit TeenDiariesFoundation.org.
How can you get involved?
SWEAT WITH US: Click here to register for our next workout and to view our fitness party calendar.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!
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