8.20.17: Last Week of Grant-funded EG2 – and Then …

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting fit with the help of our EG Squared fitness experts this month. We were lucky to have two yoga instructors, two bootcamp instructors and a Zumba instructor.

As we approach the end of our grant period, this week ends some of their tenures, while others will continue to provide fitness. So worry not. Check out our final week with all of them here.

But wait, there’s more:

Some of our instructors will continue to provide group-led instructions, so worry not. We will also go to our original format where attendees lead your own workout. Just bring two exercises and lead your own workout with the rest of the group one of two times every day, meeting on the running track. Simple, right? Just bookmark our link so you know what time to meet us.

OK … so let’s get started and again, a BIG shout out to the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative for providing mats, water, fitness instructors to kick of EG Squared. Let’s continue and sustain this great effort – together!





I have studied and danced the styles of Afro-Cuban, modern, jazz, tap, ballet, liturgical dance and my latest feat: Zumba, merging all of what I’ve learned over decades of taking classes, and dancing professionally, and melding it into a fun fitness class for all levels. My earliest memory of being a “real” dancer was when I was age 9. No other kid showed up to ballet and tap class on this Saturday. Who knows why. But what I do know is that instead of canceling class and calling my parents to pick me up, my teacher, Mrs. Maia Watson, made sure to make use of those two hours she had alone with me. That was the first time I remember sweating. That was a tough day. My dance career high: when Carmen DeLavallade complimented my Horton-technique deep floor movement while studying dance at Howard University. I have performed at the African Marketplace and Cultural Faire (Los Angeles), Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Paladium, the Home of actor Ed Asner, Wilshire Ebell Theatre (Los Angeles), National Cathedral (Washington, DC), New York Avenue Presbyterian Church & more!

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