Growing up with two older, very athletic brothers, I once wouldn't have been caught dead in the color pink. I was a tomboy through and through as a kid and still pretty much am. Now, however, my workout wardrobe has definitely grown to include this, to me, once nauseating color.
I wear pink now not only to rep breast cancer awareness but also because it, especially bright pink, makes me feel like a bit of a badass. I feel like my best runs and workouts are when I'm wearing something bright pink. So you can bet that come Saturday, February 4th (World Cancer Day) for my first fundraising event, Bright Beats at GrooveRyde, I'll be in pink and I hope everyone who comes will be as well!
Bright Beats is a combo 30 minute Brighten UP workshop by Bright Pink, 30 minute Beat Box, 30 minute indoor cycling class is just $25 and all proceeds will go to Bright Pink through my fundraiser. If you're nervous about boxing or cycling join me at GrooveRyde this week (I may even cover your class if you let me know you're coming)! I'll be going to at least one class everyday through Saturday (see below) and I'll be in something bright pink so if I haven't met you yet and you have questions about Bright Pink, Bright Beats on February 4th, or my marathon fundraiser, feel free to come up and ask me! Spots are limited for Bright Beats so I encourage you to sign up ASAP: CLICK HERE.
Bright Beats came together with the help of two extraordinary women who are helping me out. Both instructors at GrooveRyde, Brittany Whitman (left) and Jacque Goas (right) will be teaching the workouts for Bright Beats. Brittany, a cancer survivor herself, will be on the bike and as a Bright Pink ambassador will also be doing the informational Brighten UP Workshop. She's been pretty much inspiring me from day one and I'm sure she will inspire you too. I just met Jacque recently but can already tell this girl kicks some serious ass! She'll be leading the Beat Box portion of Bright Beats and also has personal ties to breast cancer. Together, we'll be leading women to sweat and be inspired and I know all three of us are so excited to wear our pink on World Cancer Day.
I'm so excited to represent and raise money for an organization that is literally called "BRIGHT PINK" at the 2017 Cleveland marathon this year. I have no idea what my outfit will look like but you can bet it will be able to be spotted from a distance and will incorporate as much pink as possible. On a side note, the Cleveland Marathon just released their 2017 t-shirts and could it be fate that they are... you guessed it.... BRIGHT PINK?! :)
Come RYDE or BOX with me at GrooveRyde! Here are the classes I'm planning on taking this week*:
Monday: 5:45 PM GrooveCycle with Kaitlin
Tuesday: 5:30 AM GrooveCycle with Lauren
Wednesday: Going for a double - 6:00 PM BeatBox with Joe ; 7:00 PM GrooveCycle with Brittany (Come meet this awesome chica before Bright Beats!)
Thursday: 5:30 AM BeatBox with Zosimo (the fabulous owner of GrooveRyde)
Friday: 5:45 PM GrooveCycle with Brittany
Saturday (WORLD CANCER DAY): BRIGHT BEATS! 1-3 PM SIGN UP ASAP!
*These might change so keep an eye on my social media for updates!