We’ve said it before: DivaGals love to get their sweat on. We also know how important it is to give back.That’s why TV DivaGal was elated to be asked to be a mentor for Pretty Girls Sweat Fitness Gym Rat Race this past Saturday.
Pretty Girls Sweat, founded by Aeshia DeVore Branch, is part of the Teen Diaries Foundation, which mentors teens who are interested in becoming our future reporters and journalists, and also encourages them to get and keep their bodies healthy through regular exercise and nutritious eating.
The morning event, which took place in New York City’s Central Park with YouTube sensation Shameless Maya and Crunch Fitness instructor Courtney Alexander, put us through our workout paces with warm-up calisthenics and strength exercises like lunges, squats and planks. And then it was on to the relay races. With my team, #Winning!, I helped duck crawl, squat jump and side step our way to victory!
It was great to talk to the 50 young women there about how I got my start as an entertainment reporter and joined The Gossip Table on VH1. My simple advice? Strengthen your writing skills, find a great mentor, say yes to just about everything and of course, keep up your physical and mental strength. Being a journalist is hard work!
Thank you Aeshia for letting me be a part of the experience!