If you don’t think auto racing is a physically demanding sport, just ask up-and-coming NASCAR race car driver Julia Landauer who hustles a 3,400-pound machine around a racetrack for hundreds of miles. Want to get built for speed? We put together her favorite exercises just for you. Read more.
Starting Tuesday, December 1, Movemeant and MoveWith are making serious strides for #GivingTuesday. On this global day of giving back to communities, we’re giving three emerging organizations the chance to empower young women on the basketball court, on the slopes and at their college campus. Here's a sneak peek of the three heroic organizations we're featuring. Then stay tuned for your chance to join us in making a difference. Read more.
"I would die to be able to run without thinking about the calories I am burning. That one day I will eat a hamburger and French fries with no guilt. But I have faith. I have faith that I am beautiful and one day I will believe it." Read more from Sophie Wolfe and her story about how conquering an eating disorder left her with renewed strength and an appetite for strength and confidence. Click here.
Finding the right foods to eat before a workout can be a serious internal battle. How much should you eat before you drop down into push-ups? What is the time cutoff so that you won’t taste your snack halfway through your run? Is there even a right answer? To help you properly fuel for your next sweat sesh, we took it to the Spright team to see what they had to say here.
Strong. Badass. Galvanizing. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe our collection of electrifying SoulCycle instructors who will be leading our flagship classes at 'Dare to Bare’. Though they might have their own unique style, each one shares the same vision for creating a space that dares you to be vulnerable, only to prove that you’re stronger than you look. Read more.
"Women and girls are explicitly and implicitly critiqued on their appearance and bodies...we must regain control." Meet Julia Landauer, a championship-winning racecar driver from New York City. Since making history at the age of 14 as the youngest and first female driving champion from the Skip Barber Racing Series, Now at 23, Julia with NASCAR. Read more.
Author Wendy Suzuki is a world-renowned neuroscientist, tenured professor at NYU, and now author of the newly-released book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life. Wendy has taken an unparalleled journey using exercise as a gateway to building a more vibrant social life, sparking her creativity, and engaging in a host of mindful activities. She has then used her expertise in neuroscience to pinpoint exactly how these actions not only make her brain work better but also made her feel, well, happy. Read more.
"Dare to Bare holds a special place in my heart because after years of feeling like I would never have the courage to be one of those instructors who teaches in just her sports bra, I taught my first indoor cycling class sans shirt and it was one of the most monumental and powerful experiences for me in my life and in my career as a fitness professional." Read more from Natalie Mazzetta, Founder of Better Stronger Tougher, here.
"Supporting girls in a co-ed environment helps minimize self-image deprecation, and can actually help build confidence when a girl succeeds at an activity that is challenging or intimidating, especially in front of their male classmates." Read more from our latest grant recipient, CYCLE Kids.
Our August challenges are in full swing with some exciting moves being made this summer. From healthy home cooking to a daily practice of gratitude, our driven ambassadors are on a mission to get people moving. Check them out on our Ambassadors Page and follow them on social media. Take their challenges and inspire some serious change! Read more...
“Play allows you to be free. Through play, we get to know ourselves, what we are capable of, as well as our own limitations. In playing, we learn to set high goals and then fight hard to achieve them.” Read more about how our recent grant recipient, One World Play Project, is transforming the lives of women through their #allgirlscanplay initiative by using the power of play to give young women a voice and the strength to be leaders in their own communities. Click here...
"Zumba has given me a sense of accomplishment that I’d never felt before. I worked hard, faced my fears, and witnessed my own improvement. I was able to own it.” Read more to meet Sara Pennington, a Zumba instructor out of Minnesota, who has transformed her life through dance and is now inspiring others to do the same. Read more.
"I believe that many of our youth haven’t yet realized their true potential, and the right idea or person can lead them into the right path for improved health and personal success." Read more about how college professor Dr. Mia Neil, changed the lives of students who underestimated the effect of their health and self-preception on their academic success and gave them keys to success through nutrition and fitness.
We’ve hand-selected over 30 inspirational leaders from across the country to help us defy what’s possible when it comes to getting people moving. Each month, these ambassadors host Dare to Bare challenges all across the country. Read a sampling of this month's challenges, then check them all out on our Ambassadors Page. Follow the ones on social media that resonate with you the best. Take their challenges and practice your bravery. Every day. Read more.
We're excited to introduce Movemeant Foundation's most recent grant recipient, Upower, who provides access to physical activity and wellness education to underserved high school students in Seattle’s King County. Read about how their founder transitioned from angel investing to developing impact programs that change the lives of hundreds of young women: "Girls who come to Upower classes often talk at first about wanting to lose weight. But by the end of a session, they’re more interested in becoming strong, fit and taking responsibility for their overall well-being. It’s amazing to watch." Click here for more.