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Black Girls Lift New Years Kick-off Feat. Ernestine Shepherd
Get ready, get motivated, and get excited to work-out with Ernestine Shepherd at the 2019 Black Girls Lift: Kick-off Event! This event will consist of a 1-hour mat-based, body weight work-out with fitness trainer, Ernestine Shepherd, a 1-hour motivational speech, and an option 30-minute photograpy session with Ernestine Shepherd. You will leave this event feeling inspired, and motivated to begin or maintain a work-out program. PRICES: -General Admission - Early bird: $40 per person -General Admission: $50 per person -Professional Photo with Ernestine: +$25 per person -VIP (Seated in 1st 5 rows): +25 per person -Black Girls Lift T-Shirts (V-Neck): $25 per T-shirt -Black Girls Lift Water Bottle: $15 per bottle SESSIONS (EARLY AFTERNOON AND LATE AFTERNOON): There will be an early afternoon session (12PM-2:30PM) and a late afternoon session (4PM-6:30PM). Both sessions will take place at the Riverside Epicenter in the gymnasium. Both sessions are IDENTICAL. Please only register for one session! Early Afternoon Session (12PM-2:30M): REGISTER HERE: Late Afternoon Session (4PM-6:30PM): REGISTER HERE: (You are currently using this link.) Parking is free and plentiful at the Riverside Epicenter. PHOTOS WITH ERNESTINE (OPTIONAL FOR $25 PER PHOTO): The first 30 minutes of the event have been alotted for the photographer to take professional photos with Ernestine. If you do choose to take a photo with Ernestine, we recommend arriving for the event as early as hour before the posted event time to avoid long lines. Your photo with Ernestine Shepherd will be provided within a week after the event. Photos with Ernestine Shepherd *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* as this will be your only opportunity to meet and talk to Ernestine Shepherd. WHAT TO BRING: ***PLEASE BRING A MAT FOR THE WORK-OUT*** -Your Eventbrite ticket -Photo I.D. -Water bottle -A friend or family member WHAT TO WEAR: Wear comfortable work-out clothes with sneakers. MISCELLANEOUS: -All fitness levels & ages are welcome. -Space is limited. Secure your spot today! -Please leave all valuables at home or in your car. Black Girls Lift is not responsible for any missing or lost items. ERNESTINE SHEPHERD HIGHLIGHTS: -Guinness World Records Winner as “Oldest Female Bodybuilder”, received award in Rome, Italy March 2010. Also, featured in “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!” book as Granny’s Six-pack -Television: Oprah, Steve Harvey’s (Forever Young), Dr. Oz, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, CNN, ABC News Good Morning America Show, Inside Edition, 700 Club and The Mo’Nique Show. -Model in numerous fashion shows. -Competes in seven 5K, 10K and marathon runs coming in first place for age group. -Featured in Essence Magazine, Jet and Ebony Magazines. -Motivational speaker for various organizations citing the benefits of healthy living and being physically fit.

Riverside Epi Center

135 Riverside Pkwy · Atlanta, GA

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    What we're about

    Black Girls Lift is for women of all ages and fitness levels who want to lift weights and build strength. Sound intimidating? Never lifted weights in your life? Out of shape? Don’t worry. This group is for ALL fitness levels. Beginners will start with dumbbells and intermediate/advanced women will use barbells and weight machines. No matter your level or shape, this group offers the motivation and support you need to meet your goals. This class is for women who want to do any of the following: • Lose weight • Build Muscle • Drop body fat • Increase strength • Flatten your stomach • Increase flexibility Do you want that lean and toned look that you see in magazines, tv, and on Instragram? You can NOT achieve that from cardio alone. Get off that boring treadmill and begin lifting weights! By incorporating weights into your workout, you will be able to achieve that toned look in no time. You will lose weight faster and burn more calories throughout the day! The biggest myth about weightlifting is that it will make you look bulk. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Join this group if you would like the motivation and support to achieve your fitness goals! All ages and fitness levels are welcome!

    ANY member is welcome to schedule a Meetup. All you need is a venue location and at least one workout partner. Please send an email to so an organizer can post the Meetup details to this page. Don't wait - begin building your weightlifting group today! Black Girls Lift will provide simple routines for you and your partners to follow. You may also follow your own plan. In addition to your smaller Meetups, the organizers will plan larger Meetups such as fitness workshops, weightlifting competitions, bootcamps, etc. to further encourage you to meet your weightlifting and fitness goals.

    You DRIVE your own success! Whatever you need, let an organizer know and we will provide the resources necessary for you to help you and your weightlifting partner(s) reach your goals successfully.

    Why are their membership dues? Membership dues are used to fund fitness/weightlifting workshops, maintenance of the website (and eventually a mobile app), and for the production of Black Girls Lift merchandise which will be available for sale to members.

    We will do everything we can possible to keep you motivated to reach your goals. Many people want to quit before they really even start, so to prevent this from happening you will have to get through these 3 layers before you can quit:

    -Your Individual Team: This is the group of people you will workout with on a regular basis. Your individual team determines how often, when, and where your team will meet.

    -Your Ambassadors: Ambassadors are here to help motivate and encourage you along the way.

    -Me: I am the Founder of this group and want nothing but success for everyone in this group.

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