What started off in 2018 as an idea to bring women together to learn more about GirlTrek, a national walking organization, has blossomed into Black Women Get Fit – the Ultimate Day Party, to be hosted this time in Kansas City, KS, on Sat., June 24, at the Boys & Girls Club,1240 Troup Ave.
Similar to a pub crawl, women pre-register to participate in three fun-filled sessions that focus on improving the mind, body or soul.
In addition to the health benefit, there is a sense of community and support, all while having a great time. This is an event for women of all ages and all body sizes.
After attending the event, 73% of survey participants said that they were encouraged to continue working toward their personal health and wellness goals; 61% said they were inspired and excited to spend the morning with like-minded women; and 64% said they were motivated to make health and wellness a priority.
For this Kansas City event, a partial list of sessions and session leaders includes:
Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Dr. Alisa Henley: This workshop will help you rethink who/what you see when you look into a mirror; and learn three ways to tune into your image
Tabata, Dawn Rattan: A workout in clearly defined intervals – typically, 20 seconds of a push-it-to-the-limit exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest.
Whine & tWERK’D, Starr Luvly: A dance cardio foot movement that expresses African grounding to street hip-hop.
5 Ways to Create a Life you Love, Grace Yasmine: Learn five highly effective, easy-to-implement ways to bring joy into your life every day and walk away with a blueprint for creating a life you love.
Yoga for All Bodies, Rasheedah Villarreal: Introduction to the practice of yoga.
To register and select your sessions, CLICK HERE
Whether it’s heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, or Covid19, Black women are disproportionately impacted.
Black Women Get Fit has proven itself to be a valuable and effective offering to spread awareness of and introduce women to life-saving education and physical fitness opportunities.
This KCK event is made possible with the support of sponsors including: Sheyvette Dinkins, who provided critical contacts and planning support, and the State of Kansas P.A.V.E. grant that prioritizes Covid vaccinations and information.
Black Women Get Fit has set out to be the premier health-and-wellness event curated specifically for and by Black women. For a full schedule of activities, visit www.BlackWomenGetFit.org.
Black Women Get Fit is a signature program offered by The Nia Project, a sponsored organization through the Community Capital Fund, a Kansas City nonprofit service organization. All of the organization’s events are free and open to the public.