SwagHER Fitness Hosts Zumba and Skate Party
During 25th Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week,
Themed Everybody Knows Somebody
Observing 25 Years of Working for a World without Eating Disorders
Norman, OK — Sunday, February 19, 2012 — For Immediate Release — SwagHER Fitness will host a Zumba and Skate Party during the 25th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) in an effort to bring public attention to the critical need to raise awareness and funding to battle eating disorders in the U.S.
WHAT: It’s time to turn your swag on and celebrate your bodies, no matter the shape or size, and all that you can do with your body. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week SwagHER Fitness, LLC is hosting a Zumba and Skate party. This party will consist of Zumba for one hour and then skating for the other! Zumba fitness combines Latin and International rhythms and basic dance steps into a fun and effective workout that is an excellent way to get in shape and an activity for the entire family. No dance experience needed—it’s fun and easy to do! Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing that glows in the dark and supportive athletic shoes, and get ready to sweat!
WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 4:00-6:00p.m.
WHERE: Star Skate, 2020 W. Lindsey, Norman, OK
Suggested donation: $10 and for more information contact (405) 473-1566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org R.S.V.P. at
During NEDAwareness Week, thousands of people come together in communities across the country, hosting events to raise awareness about body image and bring national attention to the severity of eating disorders, which are mental illnesses (not lifestyle choices) with devastating, often life-threatening, consequences. While there is hope and recovery is possible – particularly with early intervention – many people suffer from long-term effects of these illnesses.
Themed Everybody Knows Somebody in 2012, some of the many local events planned for the week include Roller Derby Night at the Oklahoma City Farmers Market, 11 S. Klein Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 on Saturday, February 18, 5:30pm; Ice Cream Social at Maggie Moo’s Ice, 1200 12th Ave SE, Norman, OK 73071-2497 on Sunday, February 19, 12pm-8pm; and an Body Confidence Lifestyle Party on Facebook and Twitter inviting everyone to come together and post ways to celebrate self-acceptance and ways to promote a positive body image.
NEDA encourages individuals to get the conversation started in every community by pledging to do just one thing to raise awareness and provide critical information on eating disorders and related issues. Everyone can participate by planning and/or getting involved in local NEDAwareness Week events and activities; providing information and resources; and by encouraging community members to model acceptance and celebration of diversity in body shapes and sizes.
U.S. Statistics on Eating Disorders: As many as 10 million females and 1 million males in the U.S. battle anorexia or bulimia. And as many as 13 million more struggle with binge eating disorder. Millions practice disordered eating due to an obsession with dieting ● Four out of 10 Americans either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder ● For females between 15- and 24-years-old-old who suffer from anorexia nervosa, the mortality rate associated with the illness is 12 times higher than the death rate of all other causes of death ● 40% of newly identified cases of anorexia are in girls 15-19 years old ● There was a significant increase in incidence of anorexia from 1935 to 1989, especially among young women 15-24 ● There has been a rise in incidence of anorexia in young women 15-19 in each decade since 1930 ● Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting and taking laxatives ● Girls who diet frequently are 12 times as likely to binge as girls who don’t diet ● 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner ● 81% of 10 –year-olds are afraid of being fat ● The average American woman is 5’4” tall and weighs 140 pounds. The average American model is 5’11” tall and weighs 117 pounds ● Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women ● 46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets.
About SwagHER Fitness, LLC
SwagHER Fitness, LLC was created in 2011 by Yaisa Mann, University of Oklahoma American Studies PhD candidate, fitness instructor and body image expert who is doing extraordinary work in both the local Norman and Oklahoma City Metro communities, helping girls and women with her incredible brand of fitness promoting a body confidence lifestyle. The body confidence lifestyle program is designed to help women reach their fitness goals from head-to-toe through personal training, dance fitness, body confidence coaching, workshops, and community activities. With the help of SwagHER Fitness, LLC women will learn that a body confidence lifestyle is more than about weight and size, but what makes them feel good about LIVING in their skin!
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