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March brings this year-long fitness and health drive full circle to the weight-loss challenge that launched 30 Days To Lose It!  Tuesday 3/1 will feature:

• health screening at 6 pm (registration required);

• announcement of the contestants for the second annual weight-loss challenge;

• weekly Jazzercise workout with Sondra Jackson, fitness director for Northwest Activity Center at 7:30.

• Massage therapy will be available for an additional charge.


Free for members, $5 for non-members. Purchase 8 sessions and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months FREE!  For more information please call (313) 494-5817 or email [email protected].

Please enter the museum through the main (Warren Avenue) entrance.  Well-lit parking is free on Brush Street, and on Warren Avenue after 6 pm.  Sponsors of 30 Days to Lose It! include Weight Watchers, the Henry Ford Institute on Multicultural Health, Range of Motion Fitness, FitnessWorks, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and The City of Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion.  Museum programming is sponsored in part by MGM Grand and Target.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201-1443
(313) 494-5800
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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, four out of five African American women - the leading casualties of such ills as obesity, heart disease and diabetes - are overweight.  In response to this health crisis, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is holding this year-long fitness and health drive to help ALL women, regardless of age or race, adopt healthy lifestyles for the long haul.  Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, compete, or just stay in shape, come dressed to sweat (with an exercise mat or beach towel), bring a buddy or 3 and join this safe, fun fitness program endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports!  

Tentative schedule; details subject to change:

MARCH 2011 – The Challenge!
Focus: Nutrition
Weekly workout @ 7:30 pm:  Jazzercise (Sondra Jackson, fitness director, Northwest Activity Center)
Free Screening:  Tuesday, March 1, 6 - 7:30 pm
Seminar(s):  March 8, Eating Healthy on the Run (Dr. Velonda Thompson, PhD, president, Be-Fit Inc.); March 15, Beautiful, from the Inside Out (Carla Triplett and Anquinette Mosley, partners, Let’s Get Gorgeous); March 22, Beauty Secrets (Steven Thomas, founder, Amethyst International)
Special:  Announce contestants for the second annual 30 Days To Lose It! weight-loss challenge, Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.; Weekly message therapy (Carrie Hendricks, Loving Hands Massages; Roderick Wright, Roderick’s Therapeutic Massage, Jonathan Burt, Burt & Company Massage Therapy) $

APRIL 2011 – Take Back Control!
Focus:   Addictions (sexual, substances, gambling, etc.)
Workout:  Zumba (Valencia Hamilton, Body and Mind Fitness)
Free Screening:  Tuesday, April 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminar(s):  The Total You (Dr. Paris Finner-Williams, Finner-Williams & Associates), Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.

MAY 2011 – Healthy Consumption
Focus:   Nutrition, cardio
Weekly Workout:  Jump rope/Hula-Hoop/ab wheel (Dr. Velonda Thompson)
Free Screening:  Tuesday, March 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminar(s):  Eating Healthy on a Budget (Pamela Walker, MSU Extension/Wayne County), May 10, 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 2011 – New Beginnings
Focus:  Abuse (domestic, sexual, emotional)
Weekly Workout:  Salsa workout (duane Wrenn, Energetic Soul Dance Studios)
Free Screening:  Tuesday, June 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminar(s):  Time for Hope (Dr. Paris Finner-Williams), Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.;
Cooking Healthy with Chef Jesse: Good For You Barbecue (Chef Jesse Gales), Tuesday, June 28, 6:30

JULY 2011 – Shape Shifting
Focus:  Body Sculpting
Weekly Workout:  Resistance training w/bands and dumbbells (Steven R. Pierce, RS Health & Fitness)
Free Screening:  Tuesday, July 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminar:  Raw foods cooking demonstration (R. Juel Taylor, Diamond Juel Enterprises), Tuesday July 12, 6:30 p.m.

AUGUST 2011 – Stretch Yourself
Focus:   Self Image
Weekly Workout:  FluidMotion (stretching exercises by Ariss Seals)
Free Screening:  Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminar(s):   Face Facts (Ralana Hampton, aesthetician, Michigan S.K.I.N. Associates & S.K.I.N. Spa), Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.