Announcing Sweat NYC, a benefit for Japan’s tsunami survivors

Kim and I have been extremely moved and inspired by the strength the Japanese people have shown in the face of the recent tsunami. We know that international aid has been pouring in, but there’s so much more help that’s needed. People’s entire homes, communities, and lives have been completely destroyed. The disaster seems overwhelming, but despite our distance we can help.

We have decided to team up with Direct Relief and organize a fun way to inspire New Yorkers and help out the people in need. It’s a day-long fitness event called Sweat NYC. Many of our fitness and dance friends have come together in support of making this day as successful as possible. Here are the details:

What: Sweat NYC for Japan: An all day fun-filled fitness event for people of all ages and skill levels encompassing 6 different classes taught by accomplished instructors, an auction for fitness gear and private sessions, and a raffle. Classes include: Morning Total Body Conditioning with Adyana de la Torre, Vinyasa Flow yoga with Kim-Lien Kendall, Pilates, the Blade Dance Technique with the Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory, Gentle Yoga with Melissa Gutierrez and Hip-Hop with Tweetie. We are hoping to raise over $5,000 for Tsunami victims in Japan through Direct Relief, a charity esteemed in international news for their efforts in Japan. You can help us to meet our goal with your donations.

When: Saturday, April 9th 2011, from 9 am to 7 pm.

Where: 636 11th Ave, New York, NY. Space has been generously donated to us by Ogilvy, worldwide marketing firm.

You have a variety of great classes to choose from for a minimum donation of $15 – $25. Or spend the entire day with us for a $60 day pass, which also gets you a ticket to our raffle where you may win a prize. We hope to see you there, not only to donate, but to take care of yourself and connect with this awesome community!