For most people, working out is not a joy. It is marred in pain and struggle and burning in your throat and thighs.
If you’re just starting up or rebooting after a long hiatus (*raising my hand), your calves beat you up, your mind psyches you out and all you really want to do is quit.
But, within this post is the motivation to get you started and keep you going. It is brilliant and it is creative.
Andia Winslow and Monique Walton have created the Legacy Workout, a fitness regimen that marries history and fitness. It is dedicated to people who used their beings to create opportunities for others, knowingly and unknowingly. People like the Tuskegee Airmen, Shirley Chisholm, Henrietta Lacks, Mae Jemison and Jackie Robinson are just a few of the figures celebrated in this video with workout movements in their honor.
“Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” Malcolm X
This is true even in physical fitness as seen in the Legacy Workout video posted below.
Black bodies and minds are brilliant, creative works of art that work in tandem with one another.
Kudos to Ms. Andia Winslow (@AndiaWinslow), the daily news site Colorlines.com (@Colorlines), Colorlines News Editor Jamilah King (@jamilahking), Filmmaker and Film distributor Ms. Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC), and Mr. Roy Tatem (@roytatem) for providing an outlet for this brilliance to be viewed!
Check it out everybody!
When you attend the Creative Collective’s day party, Sunday June 22nd, 2014 this is the kind of brilliance and creativity you will encounter.
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