ThYck Troupe™ Presents: 2013 Fitness Fusion Marathon & Expo
** Please Note **
Now accepting registrations At The DOOR!!!
This event is not a "marathon for runners",
and no running is required.
It is a " fitness-a-thon " of
ZUMBA®, SHEANETICS®, PILATES®
House Music Cardio, & Line Dance FITNESS
sessions throughout the course of the day's activities.
Please scroll down to see the full day's schedule.
MADE Possible by a grant from:
Join us for our 1st annual
Fitness Fusion Marathon and Wellness Expo with a portion… Show more of the proceeds benefitting Action for Healthy Kids ® - a non-profit organization addressing childhood obesity prevention.
SATURDAY, June 8, 2013
8:30am - 12:00pm
Fitness Marathon Kick-off:
Health & Wellness Expo:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Marathon & Expo Conclude:
COLUMBIA College CHICAGO
Stage Two - Second Floor
618 S. Michigan Ave
CHICAGO, IL 60605
SHEANETICS® (Just added!)
HOUSE Music Carido
Line Dancing Fitness
Health Expo w/ Free Screenings
Gift Bags for the first 100 marathon check-ins!
FITNESS Awards & PRIZES!
Fitness Marathon & Expo:
New Group Rate Available!!
Create a 10 Member Team
for only $100.00 ($10 per person!)
(All members must check-in with valid Id and signed waiver)
Please email Team Name to: email@example.com
Participation in the Fitness Fusion Marathon & Expo will not be permitted without a signed Waiver/Release.
(Each child participating must Also have a signed waiver form.)
Download Waiver/Release Form Here, and be sure to have your signed waiver(s) and a valid Id at check-in!
EVENT Schedule :
● 8:30am - 12:00pm: Registrant Check-in (Please have signed waiver & valid Id)
● 9:00am - 9:45am: Exercise Session #1 (Zumba® Basic)
● 9:45am - 9:55am: Instructor Transition & Water Break (10 mins.)
● 10:00am - 10:45am: Exercise Session #2 (Sheanetics®)
● 10:45am - 10:55pm: Instructor Transition and Water Break (10 mins.)
● 11:00am - 11:45am: Exercise Session #3 (House Music Cardio)
● 12:00pm - 2:00pm: Open Expo (beverages, exhibitors & health screenings)
* 12:00 − 2:00pm
Live Workshops w/ Special Guests!
● 2:00pm - 2:45pm: Exercise Session #3 (Pilates®)
● 2:45pm - 2:55pm: Instructor Transition and Water Break (10 mins.)
● 3:00pm - 3:45pm: Exercise Session #4 (Line Dance Fitness - Low Impact)
● 3:45pm - 4:00pm: Fitness Awards and Wrap-Up
Bob Love Chicago Bulls® Team Ambassador
Bob Love serves as Bulls Goodwill Ambassador, representing the organization at various functions throughout the Chicago community. He makes over 150 appearances a year at schools, charity events, basketball clinics and non-profit agencies.
Bob’s NBA career spanned 11 years -eight of those seasons with the Bulls. On Jan. 14, 1994, Bob became the second Chicago Bull to have his jersey (No. 10) retired. He is a three-time NBA All Star and is ranked third on the Bulls’ all time scoring list with 12,623 points.
Bob serves as an honorary spokesperson for the National Stuttering Federation of America. Additionally, Bob serves on the board of the National Brain Injury Association of Illinois. He also released a documentary about his life titled, “Find Yourself a Dream: The Bob Love Story”, and spoke across the country to audiences about the film, which documents his struggles to overcome adversity and his stuttering disability to make his dreams come true.
Bob is a native of Bastrop, Louisiana and attended Southern University. Additionally, he was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Carthage College (Humanities) and the University of Rhode Island (Laws).
COME Listen To Bob's Informative Workshop!!!!! .... And be sure to follow the Chicago Bulls® on Facebook & Twitter! - @chicagobulls - http://www.facebook.com/chicagobulls
ANDREA Metcalf Best Selling Author, "Naked Fitness"
..... Nationally recognized as one of America's fitness experts, promoting healthy lifestyles and is the author of Naked FITNESS.
With almost thirty years of teaching, training and inspiring people, Andrea Metcalf has over a dozen appearances on the NBC Today Show, Gma Health and Better TV, she has a bestselling book, Naked Fitness (Vanguard Press) which helps people strip away the excuses to feel good in their own skin. She makes several blogging contributions including Oprah.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Womensforum.com, Examiner.com and many others. Come Meet And Greet This Award-Winning Fitness Expert!!!!! .... And be sure to follow her here on Facebook & Twitter! - @andreametcalf - http://www.facebook.com/andrea.metcalf1
SHEA Vaughn Creator of "SheaNetics®" Fitness
Shea Vaughn is a corporate trainer in health, wellness & fitness, an author, speaker, master instructor and life coach.
Shea is the creator and founder of: 1) SheaNetics® - an unparalleled innovation in body resistance exercise and the ultimate guide to self-fulfillment; 2) Healthy Initiative® - A charity that champions disease prevention through awareness, education and sustainable solutions for building healthy and joyful lives. She hosts SheaNetics® certifications, speaks internationally and is frequently a featured wellness & fitness expert on TV programs including Ellen, Windy City Live and Fox Chicago.
COME Participate In A Live Demo Of "SHEANETICS®", And Learn More At Shea's Informative Workshop!!! .... And be sure to visit her website! - http://www.sheanetics.com
AMOUR Genesis Host, Producer, Lifestyle Coach & Spokesmodel
With a focus on beauty, fashion and lifestyle, Amour Genesis supports women and teen girls by encouraging them to "Love Being Beautiful." She also lectures on health and wellness, where she is a brand ambassador for several products and hosts comprehensive workshops encouraging healthier, holistic, physically fit lifestyles. Amour Genesis is currently the Spokesmodel for “She’s In Color,” where she represents the women’s empowerment campaign as the face of their mission and hosts their regular events. In addition, she produces and hosts her own show, "The Glamorous Life," where she has interviewed some of the industry's biggest fashion, entertainment, sports and beauty powerhouses, including, but not limited to: - Candace Jordan (Socialite, Host of "Watch 312") - Borris Powell (Celebrity Fashion Designer) - Kim Coles (Actress/Comedian, "Living Single") - Michelle Williams (formerly of Destiny’s Child) - Dwayne Wade (NBA All-Star) - The Cast of the Style Network’s "Chicagolicious"
DON'T Miss Amour's Awesome Workshop, Discussing Her Weight Loss Journey, Helpful Maintainence Tips And Sharing Smoothie Samples! .... And be sure to visit her website! - http://www.amourgenesis.com
FITNESS Instructors :
Gwen Miner: Wisconsin native Gwen "Gee" Miner has been a licensed, Zumba basic instructor for 3 years, recently adding Aqua Zumba to her instructional repertoire. Teaching Zumba is always fun because every class feels like a party! She incorporates music and features choreography from around the world to keep the party fun and feisty, engaging her students in their quest for fitness. For more information, please visit Gee's website: http://gminer.zumba.com/
SHEA Vaughn - SHEANETICS®
Corinne Dawson took her first Pilates class at a college dance festival in 1992 while she was a student University of Iowa. After graduation, Corinne danced in shows for Carnival Cruise Lines and then returned to Chicago to study Pilates.
She studied and got certified in the PhysicalMind Method of Pilates in 1997, and soon after, discovered Romana's Pilates and became an apprentice under Master Teacher Juanita Lopez. Corinne was certified by Romana Kryzowska in 1999 and has been teaching Classical Pilates at the best Pilates Studios and Health Clubs in Chicago ever since. In 2001, she helped build the Pilates Studio at Galter LifeCenter, at Swedish Covenant Hospital, and continues to teaches there today.
In the fifteen years Corinne has been teaching, Pilates has grown and changed tremendously. Corinne is dedicated to maintaining the high quality and high standards of Classical Pilates as she was taught it. Helping each client create better balance within their body and their life has proven fascinating.
Corinne works with elite athletes, golfers, and dancers to improve alignment and sports performance. She also works with people with disabilities, back pain, and pre and post surgery projects. Corinne is also certified in Pre and Post Natal Fitness and Total Control. She has helped many women rehab after pregnancies, and regularly teaches workshops to help pelvic issues such as back pain and incontinence.
Corinne is excited to bring her high quality Pilates equipment and instruction to Lake County where she lives with her husband and two children. -- http://pilates-workshop.net
Henry (Henny) Jamison, Founder/CEO of Henergy Fitness, began his journey into the fitness industry in the year 1999; which ignited his passion for helping others in reaching the target fitness goal.
As his career in teaching choreographic dance began to progress in 1997, he continued his search for new and inventing ways to establish a successful fitness program. Henergy Fitness, the future of today’s workout world, is an exciting, high-intensity cardio workout, performed through the art of House Music.
Henny's desire has always been to create a fun atmosphere through aerobic/dance, while providing extra services, which will enhance various needs. He encourages everyone to enjoy Henergy Fitness, and dance to the beat of sound waves that will fuel the body and soul with Henergy. -- http://www.HenergyFitness.com/
JANELLE McGhee :
As a child, Janelle studied various styles of dance under local dance instructors; Roberta Neuman, Myra White, & Robert Montgomery. She also studied drama & acting under local drama coach Ben White.
As an adult, dancing has been an important part of her life. She became a finalist in the V-103 World's Largest Stepping Contest in 1998 and went on to assist a couple of premier dance instructors; Andre Blackwell and Dave Maxx.
In 2009, she had a part in stage play, "A Stepper's Story," which was written and directed by Casper. This production provided another opportunity to showcase her acting and dancing ability.
Subsequently, she started my own stepping class and added her own flair. Janelle incorporates line dancing lessons in her stepping lessons, so her students experience the best of both worlds. She enjoys teaching, and is most rewarded when her students enjoy what they've learned.
Her curriculum includes The Wobble, Mississippi Slide, The Twist, Just Fine, Chinese Checkers, Jazzy Lady, Achy Breaky Heart, Zydecco Bounce, Ga Ga Slide, Bikers Shuffle, Na Na Na (Looking For Someone To Love Me) and Many More !!! -- http:// www.wix.com/justjammin1/1
WORKSHOP Instructors :
Action For Healthy KIDS®
Amour Genesis - She's In Color CAMPAIGN®
Shea Vaughn - SHEANETICS®
Sidney Green - Chicago BULLS® Team Ambassador
EXPO Exhibitors :
Unicus Performance Training
Body Wraps By Angela
MTodd Mobile Massage Therapy
Preserve Your Curves, LLC
Funky Fly Flower Child
Action For Healthy Kids®
American Red Cross of Chicagoland
Fit4Life Athletics - Brian Harris
Elite Pampering / Henergy Fitness
2013 North Chicago "Community Days" 5k Run
IT Works! Natural Supplements & Products
Nationa Headache Foundation
OUR Exhibitor Tables Are NOW
We have a Full House... :-)
Thank you so much for your Support !!
Our 2013 Health Initiative :
ThYck and Fit™ is the Thyck Troupe Organization's community health initiative, (made possible by a grant from Today’s Chicago Woman’s 2012 “30for30” campaign ), dedicated to coordinating community exercise activities, wellness workshops, health screenings, mobile clinic events, body image seminars, and anti-obesity campaigns for children.
Though we are “ plus-sized ” women, we understand the dangers of living an unhealthy lifestyle and being physically inactive. As not only an initiative for ourselves - but for Chicagoland at large - we endeavor to prove that even with dynamic curves and a voluptuous physique, you can still maintain good health, exercise daily and strive for overall wellness.
We are leading a charge to debunk the stigma, that people considered “ full-figured, curvy or plus-size " do not workout .
Benefitting Charity Partner :
Action for Healthy Kids addresses childhood undernourishment, obesity and prevention by working with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day. This focus is because of the unique position and influence that schools have on children and their families, in addition to their responsibility to provide nutrition and physical education and their many opportunities to promote healthy eating and active living.
Sponsorship and/or Donations :
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or donating In-Kind product/samples, please contact us via email or phone for detailed information and packages:
ThYck Troupe Organization, NFP
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