A Beautiful Image is a Healthy Image
The Black girl’s image is strong, powerful, courageous, unique and beautiful but it should also be healthy. Zoe Terry, the CEO of Zoe’s Dolls stated, “Being healthy is just as important as being on fleek.”
She wanted to start a fitness program to encourage Black girls “to eat better and get active.”
“It’s not about being skinny. It’s about making sure the body you love is healthy,” said Terry. “We can’t just sit around and eat junk like candy and hot chips. We need to but healthy foods in our bodies like salads and fruits. We need to do fun activities, like yoga, areal and tennis.”
Terry decided to add the program Girl Fit to her roster of empowering initiatives. Girl Fit will offer free and low cost healthy centered activities that encourage young girls of color to live a healthier lifestyle.
The first Girl Fit Event was held Saturday, July 23, 2017 at Rolling Oaks Park, located at 18701 NW 17th Avenue in Miami Gardens, FL, 33169, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The event featured kid-friendly yoga, silk aerial, human hamster ball race, hula hoop station, jump roping station, line dancing, healthy snack demonstration and health activities designed for youth.
While the event is designed to empower healthy lifestyles in young girls, the event is free and open to people of all ages and gender. Want to sign up for the next Girl Fit Experience? Fill out the following form and someone will respond to your registration very soon. Let’s get fit!