If you like to move your feet to hip hop, salsa, reggae, Bollywood and line dancing, Saturday’s “Dance Yourself Fit” in Germantown is for you.
Baby Steps to Healthy Living, a Northwest Philadelphia-based fitness group, is hosting the event at Imani Charter School, 5612 Greene St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
What is it?
Ekeoma Ekeleme-Washington, owner of Baby Steps to Healthy Living, organized the event to show people how to encorporate physical activity into their daily lives.
“‘Dance Yourself Fit is a fitness event presented through dance,” said Ekeleme-Washington. “We have dance instructors who specialize in various dance mediums.”
Those instructors will lead participants through various dance genres with a mix of high-, mid- and low-impact levels of activity. The sessions will include jump ropes, hula hoops and basketball and football workouts.
The event will also include fitness stations, including the opportunity to meet one-on-one with health and nutrition professionals. Healthy refreshments will be available.
Focus on family fitness
Ekeleme-Washington said the aim is to get families out for the day to learn about health.
“Families and communities play an important role in the health and well-being of a child,” said Ekeleme-Washington.
“It is not enough to simply teach children about health,” she continued. “They need opportunities to practice these behaviors: engaging in physical activity and eating healthy, nutritious meals and snacks.”
Tickets for adults are $17 and children between ages eight to 16 are $12 while those seven and younger can participate for free. Some proceeds will go toward the upcoming “100 Fit Kids,” a free children’s fitness conference scheduled or July.
Visit www.babysteps2living.com to learn more.