A First Lady is nothing without an initiative, so I appreciate Shelly O for choosing food and fitness as hers. When I was a kid we were inundated with Drug Abuse Residence Education aka DARE. The only thing I got out of that was a t-shirt. DARE wasn’t really fun. You signed a pledge, committed to never join a gang, do drugs, or abuse alcohol. I still frequent happy hour.
(DARE lost its federal grant funding in 1998, after failing to meet federal guidelines that the organization be both research based and effective.)
Kids today see their First Lady exercising; she extols the virtues of better health, fitness, and has some fabulous arms to boot! These kids get to dance—with Beyoncé(!!) no less, and they’re learning how to make better nutritional decisions.
With the Let’s Move! campaign, the FLOTUS is determined to make sure every household has access fresh fruits, vegetables and other high quality food products at affordable prices.
Here’s the entire speech:
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation offers free fitness classes in all five boroughs through their Shape Up NYC program. You can search classes by borough, zip code, and even skill level. Popular classes like yoga and zumba are available.
There are classes offered everyday of the week, and no registration or membership is required. Just show up to shape up!
Punk Rope will be holding a workshop on 5/1/11 for all those interested in certifications. Weekly classes are also held in over a dozen states. Check out this post for more info.
Ciara was on the Wendy Show earlier this week, and showed off her signature “Matrix Move”. I’m not even gonna pretend like I can go that low, but maybe that’ll be one of my goals for the soon to be posted 2011 BlackGirlFit(ness) Challenge!!
If you’re really trying to bust something like this out at the club, you need to work on strengthening your core and thighs.