@ympmagazine #NBAFIT @BrooklynNfans Host Capoeira, Step and Bootcamp clinics for kids. INVITE ONLY EVENT

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You have been invited to cover #NBAFIT for Brooklyn Nets for Young Mens Perspective Magazine digital.   Please see below.


Photo: The NBA family today tips off its NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. During the week, the entire NBA family – led by the NBA/WNBA FIT Team – will join celebrity chefs, community members, and partners to highlight the importance of healthy living.



(TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2013)

This week, the NBA, WNBA & D-League, its teams, and players held their NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, encouraging kids, adults and families to be physically active and live a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the week of Jan 24- Feb 1 the league joined their fans and partners in an effort to support health education and host nutrition and fitness related events and programs. The Brooklyn Nets held their fitness event at the Farragut Community Center on Tuesday January 29th with more than 60 children ranging in age from 5-16 provided by Goodwill Farragut Cornerstone and local grade schools. The children had a chance to partake in capoeira provided by Allied Capoeira Arts Initiative, boot camp and step dance with Nets players Joe Johnson, Marshon Brooks, Reggie Evans, Gerald Wallace and team mascot The Brooklyn Knight.

Nets will continue to engage the boroughs youth in activities monthly as part of their “Brooklyn Fit” initiative, a partnership with Body Sculpt of New York, the Brooklyn Nets Assist Community Program and the American Dairy Association.

Photos: 9 Eye Photography-Dauwd

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      Reggie Evans poses with fan,                                         Boy tests his capoeira skills

Body Sculpt instructors and nutritionists along with the Nets Brooklyn Fit program will hold monthly health and fitness classes, to educate children on living healthier lifestyles.

Nets players will join students in several activities such as step aerobics, volleyball, tennis, dance and capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music to demonstrate and educate the children on how it’s possible to stay physically active while still having fun.
“Brooklyn Fit” is a partnership with Body Sculpt & the Brooklyn Nets Assist Community Program and the American Dairy Association.

Photos: 9 Eye Photography-Dauwd

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Joe Johnson high-fives the little ladies.          Brooklyn Knight challenges capoeira instructor


Body Sculpt of New York is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) health and fitness organization founded in 1989 by Vince Ferguson of Brooklyn, New York. The mission of the organization is to educate parents and children about childhood obesity and offer healthy alternatives, particularly in the areas of physical fitness and nutrition. bodysculpt.org

3-3:30pm Participant Arrival & T-shirt distribution

3:30-3:35pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
Vince Ferguson, Pres. Body Sculpt of NY Inc.

3:35-3:40pm Jeff Scott
Director of Community Relations, Brooklyn Nets

3:40-3:45pm Bryce King, MBA Diabetes District Sales Manager
NY Sanofi US

3:45–3:50pm Warm-up Exercise for Activities

3:50-4:50pm Capoeira/Step/Bootcamp

4:50-5:00pm Autograph Signing/Resource Guide Distribution/

Players: Joe Johnson, Reggie Evans, Gerald Wallace, Marshon Brooks *subject to change

The event will take place at: Please RSVP for LOCATION, this is NOT a public event.

#NBAFit (NBA wide campaign on fitness awareness)

#BrooklynFit (ongoing Brooklyn Nets and Body Sculpt Partnership for Brooklyn Kids)

Past #BrooklynFit events:


Photos: 9 Eye Photography-Dauwd

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Girls get Brooklyn Fit tees and run to take their places.  Stepper meets the players Wallace, Evans and Brooks.


We like to give a great big shout-out to Dawn Michelle Hardy for making this happen, and for contributing  for Young Men’s Perspective Magazine for this wonderful event thank you!


Dawn Michelle Hardy for Dream Relations
“be not weary in well doing”

Social Media:

@bodysculptNY (Co-host)
@dreamrelations (PR)
@brooklynNets (team)
Facebook Dream Relations
“be not weary in well doing”

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