We are thankful! But not just on this day. Everyday, and in every way. But as it’s officially the United States’ Thanksgiving, we thought it an opportune time to state our united thanks for giving — to us. A big blog of thanks. Yes, we went there. To those who tune in to our cinematic wellness endeavor, we thank you. To the amateur photographers and videographers who send in their own “get it in where you can fit it in” moments, thanks for keeping things colorful and keep the shares coming! Those who’ve patiently provided support –tactical, creative and otherwise– have our enduring thanks. Major publications, news and lifestyle outlets, cheers for recognizing our efforts on TV and in print. To the bloggers and blogs who’ve shared our #MOVEment, ignited further action around the world and –in fact– sustained us, we thank you. Alphabetical drumroll please (the build up kind, this list is long):
Black Enterprise | Technology Feature | March 12, 2013
It started after we pressed record while awaiting laundry on spin cycle.
And then the cycle continued. Round and round.
We’ve had an awesome year thanks to YOU.
And by you, I mean you. All of you.
You, hooping in the (laundro)mat.
You, triceps dipping on street corner pylons.
You, pushing up while bearing down at work.
You, shopping bag biceps curling.
You, paint can russian twisting while painting the baby’s nursery.
You, overhead mailbox bin pressing while hall monitoring.
You are the #MOVEment.
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Anniversary too!
HOOP in the mat. Yeah, I did it. Obaro E. of Los Angeles, California
Andia shares The Fit Cycle with the world via LiveStream. Thousands tuned in!
Ladies who LUNGE. On the way to lunch, of course. Allison D., Jen H., Caroline W. and Jennifer B. of New York, NY
Monique graduates from Film School!
Turner Broadcasting personality feature
Following street signs Uptown. No, I’m not Cam’ron but I do DIP SET. Proppa P. of Harlem, NY.
No pain(t), no Gain(ey). SEATED PAINT CAN TWISTS while watching the new walls dry, Michael Gainey of San Diego, CA
NBC KXAN Austin | SXSW TV Feature | March 2013
Backpack BICEPS CURLS while the line curls. Noah C. of Washington, D.C.
We’re in this together! | Kids!
SXSW 2013 Panelist Andia Winslow
Celebratory INCLINE DESK PUSH UPS after finishing a report at work! Sahil A. of Pennsylvania
Take the Stairs! | Move of the Week
Olivia H. of Providence, Rhode Island WALKS it out while building websites. 6 miles, go!
Bus(t) through any rut with OVERHEAD STATIONARY LUNGES. Bus it baby! (Plies voice, of course) Nia J. of The Bronx, NY
See it in action!
Blogalicious Social Media Panel
How about I PULL UP while I wait for the train to pull up? Joshwa M. of Brooklyn, NY
Strike a pose, walk it out. #TheFitCycle (in the) #Park (Avenue) Andia Winslow of NYC
They say work 9-5 but I’m working to make partner so I ONE-LEGGED BODY DIPped on my office chair until 6PM. Sean S. of Tampa, FL
Step to me, I’ll raise you a gastrocnemius. CALF RAISES at work[out]. Phil E. of Branford, CT
Who took my office chair? Shoot, who needs an office chair when I can just WALL SIT for a bit! Claire G. of Brooklyn, NY
Taking the STAIRS two at a time with OVERHEAD MAIL BIN PRESS! Lashonda K. of Berkley, CA
Monique Walton and Andia Winslow of The Fit Cycle join Blacks in Technology as panelists for South by Southwest®: “Cinematic wellness endeavor” founder featured in conference that celebrates innovation and collaborationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:AUSTIN, TX (February 23, 2013) Joining technology, film and music industry titans and innovators, The Fit Cycle today announced that Monique Walton and Andia Winslow will both be official presenters at South by Southwest®. The interactive festival, based in Austin, Texas March 8-17th, celebrates its 20th year in 2013 and is known around the world as the premier “incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity.”
In a month that has been a whirlwind of interviews, health and wellness partnerships and lifestyle features related to the debut of the highly acclaimed short film “Follow Your Heart,” Andia explains “we are excited to return to that which excites us most –being in the trenches, collaborating with and learning from other creatives. Being inspired by and inspiring a MOVEment!” The Fit Cycle has been featured by online content aggregator Upworthy, the American Heart Association, Women’s Day Red Dress Awards at Lincoln Center and by Forbes who crowned the movement the “Smartest, Sexiest Workout Videos Ever.”
An MFA Film candidate at the University of Texas – Austin, Monique is certain that “SXSW will be an amazing opportunity to interact behind the scenes evolving the art of film and technology.” Her award-winning work as a filmmaker has been showcased at international film festivals, museums, culture showcases and at University presentations across the country. On Sunday, March 10th at 4:30PM Monique will join industry insiders for a panel entitled “Off the Chain: Blacks, Social Media and Django Unchained” which will examine debates about historical authenticity, representation and ownership in the virtual realm.
“Food, Faith and Fitness,” a panel held Saturday, March 9 at 9:30AM, celebrates health and wellness as an online movement that disrupts “the traditional business models of personal training and nutrition planning” and empowers real people to make real-time decisions about their lives. Andia will join the F3 lineup as a certified fitness ambassador and professional athlete whose efforts at encouraging people to “move” began when she created a series of DIY fitness videos in her backyard that reached worldwide acclaim and an early feature by Mashable because of their accessibility and innovation.
About The Fit Cycle Founded in 2010, The Fit Cycle is a multimedia health movement that is defined by resourcefulness. It works to inspire folks to make the most of what they have –however little, be it time, capital or possessions– to live more active and engaged lives. The Fit Cycle is a cinematic wellness endeavor that is inspired by art, music and a culture of collaboration. The Fit Cycle is moving at the rhythm of life.™ www.thefitcycle.com
About Blacks in Tech Blacks In Tech (BiT) is a coalition of targeted technology organizations and industry thought leaders whose primary objective is to highlight the impact the African diaspora has in shaping innovation and growing technology-related industries, products and services. We exist wherever creative disruption is taking place. www.wearebit.com
About South by Southwest® The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals (March 8-17, 2013) offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. www.sxsw.com
For press inquiries, please contact: Publicity at TheFitCycle@gmail.com
For booking, please contact: Pamela Davis at email@example.com