Manhattan Beach Workout

 

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Photo Credit: Monique Walton

Check your ego before you step onto the sand. You may need for it to carry you home after the workout. -Christopher Grant

A resounding thank you to all participants of last week’s  “Strength in the Sand” event sponsored by Under Armour at Chelsea Piers. Over 55 people turned out over two sessions to workout and to watch the festivities which celebrate #IWillWhatIWant, the international Under Armour Women campaign.

Headlined by the amazingly talented American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland, the campaign seeks to empower and inspire women, and men alike, to be active and engaged in their own bodies. This, as you may know, is a message near and dear to my heart and I’m honored to have been asked to be a part of the team. Stay tuned over the next months as I will be hosting Under Armour sponsored fitness events around New York City.

But that’s not all! Manhattan Beach Workout has been making quite a splash with press recently (yes, I went there). Check out our features by The New York Times, Well+Good and Self Magazine. I choreographed the class with the intention of helping athletes  to re-establish the natural signature of the foot and  to directly strengthen the foot/ankle complex. Not to mention strengthening the entirety of the leg, core and body. Low impact conditioning at it’s best, the workout varies, at times focusing on body-weight-only strategies while at others employing variable resistance equipment.

#ManhattanBeachWorkout sprints and drills in the sand –some disguised as games– made for a very fun, dynamic and challenging workout! -Shavaun Christian

Until the next time, get beached! Andia 

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