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Go Do Yoga and Give to Charity

Mel will be teaching a yoga class tomorrow (Tuesday, April 30th) at the Paris Health Club (Upper West Side, NYC) for a charity event.  Details: Paris Fitness is reaching out to the community by helping our local children at PS 75. For one full week from Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5 the Paris Fitness team will donate their time and talent to help raise funds to support our local public school. Paris will donate over 15 classes to raise money for PS 75! So if you want to make it tomorrow or for the rest of the week go to the Paris Read more…

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Help Support a Wife and Mother’s Battle Against Cancer

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting Lynette Alicea.  She is the grandmother to Kim’s beautiful little girl, Mya.  Lynette is a mother herself to 8-year old Layla and wife to Victor “Glyde” Alicea, founder of one of the most popular event/entertainment businesses in the Washington area and recognized as one of the original B-boys form NYC’s breakdance scene.  But the ease and routine of this family’s daily life has been interrupted by a rare melanoma.  Lynette is now trying to prevail against stage 4 metastatic melanoma that has invaded her brain and bone marrow. Luckily there is a treatment available to Lynette that could Read more…

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A Successful Day for Sweat NYC for Japan

This last Saturday we held our our fundraiser for Japan. We had such a great time getting in shape, dancing, giving out prizes and most importantly raising money. We ended the day with a total of $2,300! This is very exciting and we thank everyone who had a hand in getting this together and donating. The website will be up for another 2 weeks to help us reach our final goal of $5,000. People are still donating, so please keep it going: http://dri.convio.net/goto/sweatnyc     A special thank you to our sponsors: AK47 Division Howard Sloan Koller Jack Rabbit Ogilvy Read more…

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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 Read more…

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