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ThYck Troupe™ Presents: 2013 Fitness FUSION Marathon & Expo

ThYck Troupe Organization, NFP

Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Chicago, IL

ThYck Troupe™ Presents: 2013 Fitness FUSION Marathon & Expo...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
COLUMBIA COLLEGE Student & Faculty with "Current" ID Ended $5.00 $1.12
Admission: EXPO Only
Admission to EXPO only. Allowed to bring one guest for free! No fitness participation. A valid ID is required at check-in.
Ended $10.00 $1.24
Admission: Marathon & EXPO
Admission to both events. Allowed to bring one guest for free! A valid ID is required at check-in. All Marathon participants must sign a WAIVER FORM for admission to the Fitness Fusion Marathon.
Ended $25.00 $1.62
GROUP DISCOUNT: 10 Member Fitness Team!
Entry for 10 team members! Each member must have a valid ID and signed waiver. Please email your TEAM NAME to: info@thycktroupe.org
Ended $100.00 $3.49
ThYck & Fit™ Supporter (Event Sponsor)
All “ThYck and Fit™” donors/supporters receive acknowledgement on event signage, tax receipt, Emcee mention to all event attendees and inclusion in our 2013 Annual Report.
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Exhibitor Table: Expo Participant
Only the SPACE for the table and chair is provided. Please bring your own table, chair, decor and product. Electrical power is available, but please bring an extension cord and/or power bar.
Ended $45.00 $2.12

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** PLEASE NOTE **


 

Now accepting registrations AT THE DOOR!!!



This event is not a "marathon for runners",

and no running is required. 


It is a "fitness-a-thon" of

ZUMBA®, SHEANETICS®, PILATES®

HOUSE MUSIC CARDIO, & LINE DANCE FITNESS

sessions throughout the course of the day's activities.


Please scroll down to see the full day's schedule.


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MADE POSSIBLE
by a grant from:


SPONSORED BY:

    


MEDIA SPONSORS:

 



Join us for our 1st annual 

Fitness FUSION Marathon and Wellness Expo with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Action for Healthy Kids® - a non-profit organization addressing childhood obesity prevention.


SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013


Registrant Check-in:

8:30am - 12:00pm


Fitness Marathon Kick-off:

9:00am


Health & Wellness Expo:

12:00pm - 2:00pm


Marathon & Expo Conclude:

 4:00pm



COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

Stage Two - Second Floor

618 S. Michigan Ave 

CHICAGO, IL 60605


FEATURING:

ZUMBA®

SHEANETICS® (Just added!)

HOUSE MUSIC CARIDO

LINE DANCING FITNESS

PILATES®


HEALTH EXPO w/ FREE SCREENINGS

INFORMATIVE WORKSHOPS

GIFT BAGS for the first 100 marathon check-ins!

 FITNESS AWARDS & PRIZES!

 

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Fitness Marathon & Expo:

$25.00

 

Expo Only:

$10.00

 

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New Group Rate Available!!

Create a 10 Member Team

for only $100.00
($10 per person!)

 

(All members must check-in with valid ID and signed waiver)

Please email TEAM NAME to: info@thycktroupe.org 

 


Participation in the FITNESS FUSION MARATHON & EXPO will not be permitted without a signed Waiver/Release.

(Each child participating must ALSO have a signed waiver form.)

Download WAIVER/RELEASE Form HERE, and be sure to have your signed waiver(s) and a valid ID at check-in!



EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

 8:30am - 12:00pm:      Registrant Check-in  (Please have signed waiver & valid ID)

 

● 9:00am - 9:45am:    EXERCISE SESSION #1 (Zumba® Basic)

 

● 9:45am - 9:55am:    Instructor Transition & Water Break (10 mins.)

 

● 10:00am - 10:45am:    EXERCISE SESSION #2 (Sheanetics®)

 

● 10:45am - 10:55pm:    Instructor Transition and Water Break (10 mins.)
 
11:00am - 11:45am:    EXERCISE SESSION #3 (House Music Cardio)

 

 

● 12:00pm - 2:00pm:      OPEN EXPO (beverages, exhibitors & health screenings)

 

          * 12:00 − 2:00pm
           Live Workshops w/ Special Guests!

 

 2:00pm - 2:45pm:    EXERCISE SESSION #3 (Pilates®)

 

● 2:45pm - 2:55pm:    Instructor Transition and Water Break (10 mins.)

 

● 3:00pm - 3:45pm:    EXERCISE SESSION #4 (Line Dance Fitness - Low Impact)

 

● 3:45pm - 4:00pm:    Fitness Awards and Wrap-Up


FEATURED GUESTS:


 

BOB LOVE
Chicago Bulls® Team Ambassador

Bob Love serves as Bulls Goodwill Ambassador, representing the organization at various functions throughout the Chicago community.  He makes over 150 appearances a year at schools, charity events, basketball clinics and non-profit agencies.

Bob’s NBA career spanned 11 years -eight of those seasons with the Bulls. On Jan. 14, 1994, Bob became the second Chicago Bull to have his jersey (No. 10) retired. He is a three-time NBA All Star and is ranked third on the Bulls’ all time scoring list with 12,623 points.

Bob serves as an honorary spokesperson for the National Stuttering Federation of America.  Additionally, Bob serves on the board of the National Brain Injury Association of Illinois. He also released a documentary about his life titled, “Find Yourself a Dream: The Bob Love Story”, and spoke across the country to audiences about the film, which documents his struggles to overcome adversity and his stuttering disability to make his dreams come true.

Bob is a native of Bastrop, Louisiana and attended Southern University.  Additionally, he was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Carthage College (Humanities) and the University of Rhode Island (Laws).

 

COME LISTEN TO BOB'S INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP!!!!!

.... And be sure to follow the Chicago Bulls® on Facebook & Twitter!
- @chicagobulls
http://www.facebook.com/chicagobulls



ANDREA METCALF
Best Selling Author, "Naked Fitness"

..... Nationally recognized as one of America's fitness experts, promoting healthy lifestyles and is the author of NAKED FITNESS.

With almost thirty years of teaching, training and inspiring people, ANDREA METCALF has over a dozen appearances on the NBC Today Show, GMA Health and Better TV, she has a bestselling book, Naked Fitness (Vanguard Press) which helps people strip away the excuses to feel good in their own skin.

She makes several blogging contributions including Oprah.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Womensforum.com, Examiner.com and many others.

COME MEET AND GREET THIS AWARD-WINNING FITNESS EXPERT!!!!!

.... And be sure to follow her here on Facebook & Twitter!
- @andreametcalf
http://www.facebook.com/andrea.metcalf1



SHEA VAUGHN
Creator of "SheaNetics®" Fitness

Shea Vaughn is a corporate trainer in health, wellness & fitness, an author, speaker, master instructor and life coach. 

Shea is the creator and founder of:

1) SheaNetics® - an unparalleled innovation in body resistance exercise and the ultimate guide to self-fulfillment; 

2) Healthy Initiative® - A charity that champions disease prevention through awareness, education and sustainable solutions for building healthy and joyful lives. 

She hosts SheaNetics® certifications, speaks internationally and is frequently a featured wellness & fitness expert on TV programs including Ellen, Windy City LIVE and FOX Chicago.


COME PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE DEMO OF "SHEANETICS®", AND LEARN MORE AT SHEA'S INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP!!! 

.... And be sure to visit her website!
- http://www.sheanetics.com



AMOUR GENESIS
Host, Producer, Lifestyle Coach & Spokesmodel


With a focus on beauty, fashion and lifestyle, Amour Genesis supports women and teen girls by encouraging them to "Love Being Beautiful." She also lectures on health and wellness, where she is a brand ambassador for several products and hosts comprehensive workshops encouraging healthier, holistic, physically fit lifestyles. 

Amour Genesis is currently the Spokesmodel for “She’s In Color,” where she represents the women’s empowerment campaign as the face of their mission and hosts their regular events. 

In addition, she produces and hosts her own show, "The Glamorous Life," where she has interviewed some of the industry's biggest fashion, entertainment, sports and beauty powerhouses, including, but not limited to:

- Candace Jordan (Socialite, Host of "Watch 312")
- Borris Powell (Celebrity Fashion Designer) 
- Kim Coles (Actress/Comedian, "Living Single")
- Michelle Williams (formerly of Destiny’s Child) 
- Dwayne Wade (NBA All-Star)
- The Cast of the Style Network’s "Chicagolicious"
 

DON'T MISS AMOUR'S AWESOME WORKSHOP, DISCUSSING HER WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY, HELPFUL MAINTAINENCE TIPS AND SHARING SMOOTHIE SAMPLES! 

.... And be sure to visit her website!
- http://www.amourgenesis.com


FITNESS INSTRUCTORS:



  • GWEN MINER: 
    Wisconsin native Gwen "Gee" Miner has been a licensed, Zumba basic instructor for 3 years, recently adding Aqua Zumba to her instructional repertoire. Teaching Zumba is always fun because every class feels like a party! 

    She incorporates music and features choreography from around the world to keep the party fun and feisty, engaging her students in their quest for fitness. For more information, please visit Gee's website: http://gminer.zumba.com/


  • SHEA VAUGHN - SHEANETICS®  


  • CORINNE DAWSON: 
    Corinne Dawson took her first Pilates class at a college dance festival in 1992 while she was a student University of Iowa. After graduation, Corinne danced in shows for Carnival Cruise Lines and then returned to Chicago to study Pilates. 

    She studied and got certified in the PhysicalMind Method of Pilates in 1997, and soon after, discovered Romana's Pilates and became an apprentice under Master Teacher Juanita Lopez. Corinne was certified by Romana Kryzowska in 1999 and has been teaching Classical Pilates at the best Pilates Studios and Health Clubs in Chicago ever since. In 2001, she helped build the Pilates Studio at Galter LifeCenter, at Swedish Covenant Hospital, and continues to teaches there today.
     
    In the fifteen years Corinne has been teaching, Pilates has grown and changed tremendously.  Corinne is dedicated to maintaining the high quality and high standards of Classical Pilates as she was taught it. Helping each client create better balance within their body and their life has proven fascinating. 

    Corinne works with elite athletes, golfers, and dancers to improve alignment and sports performance. She also works with people with disabilities, back pain, and pre and post surgery projects. Corinne is also certified in Pre and Post Natal Fitness and Total Control. She has helped many women rehab after pregnancies, and regularly teaches workshops to help pelvic issues such as back pain and incontinence. 

    Corinne is excited to bring her high quality Pilates equipment and instruction to Lake County where she lives with her husband and two children. -- http://pilates-workshop.net



    HENERGY FITNESS: 
    Henry (Henny) Jamison, Founder/CEO of Henergy Fitness, began his journey into the fitness industry in the year 1999; which ignited his passion for helping others in reaching the target fitness goal.  

    As his career in teaching choreographic dance began to progress in 1997, he continued his search for new and inventing ways to establish a successful fitness program. Henergy Fitness, the future of today’s workout world, is an exciting, high-intensity cardio workout, performed through the art of House Music. 

    Henny's desire has always been to create a fun atmosphere through aerobic/dance, while providing extra services, which will enhance various needs. He encourages everyone to enjoy Henergy Fitness, and dance to the beat of sound waves that will fuel the body and soul with Henergy. -- http://www.HenergyFitness.com/



    JANELLE MCGHEE: 
    As a child,  Janelle studied various styles of dance under local dance instructors; Roberta Neuman, Myra White, & Robert Montgomery. She also studied drama & acting under local drama coach Ben White.

     

    As an adult, dancing has been an important part of her life. She became a finalist in the V-103 World's Largest Stepping Contest in 1998 and went on to assist a couple of premier dance instructors; Andre Blackwell and Dave Maxx. 

     

    In 2009, she had a part in stage play, "A Stepper's Story," which was written and directed by Casper. This production provided another opportunity to showcase her acting and dancing ability. 

     

    Subsequently, she started my own stepping class and added her own flair. Janelle incorporates line dancing lessons in her stepping lessons, so her students experience the best of both worlds. She enjoys teaching, and is most rewarded when her students enjoy what they've learned.

     

    Her curriculum includes The Wobble, Mississippi Slide, The Twist, Just Fine, Chinese Checkers, Jazzy Lady, Achy Breaky Heart, Zydecco Bounce, Ga Ga Slide, Bikers Shuffle, Na Na Na (Looking For Someone To Love Me) and MANY MORE!!! -- http://www.wix.com/justjammin1/1


     


WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS:

 

ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS®

AMOUR GENESIS - SHE'S IN COLOR CAMPAIGN®

SHEA VAUGHN - SHEANETICS®

SIDNEY GREEN - CHICAGO BULLS® Team Ambassador 

 


EXPO EXHIBITORS:


UNICUS Performance Training 

Body Wraps By Angela

MTodd Mobile Massage Therapy 

Preserve Your Curves, LLC

Funky Fly Flower Child

Action For Healthy Kids®

Solutry Fuzion

American Red Cross of Chicagoland

Fit4Life Athletics - Brian Harris

Elite Pampering / Henergy Fitness

2013 North Chicago "Community Days" 5k Run

IT WORKS! Natural Supplements & Products

Nationa Headache Foundation


OUR EXHIBITOR TABLES ARE NOW

We have a FULL HOUSE...  :-)

Thank you so much for your SUPPORT!!



OUR 2013 HEALTH INITIATIVE:


ThYck and Fit™ is the Thyck Troupe Organization's community health initiative, (made possible by a grant from Today’s Chicago Woman’s 2012 “30for30” campaign), dedicated to coordinating community exercise activities, wellness workshops, health screenings, mobile clinic events, body image seminars, and anti-obesity campaigns for children.  
 
Though we are “plus-sized” women, we understand the dangers of living an unhealthy lifestyle and being physically inactive. As not only an initiative for ourselves - but for Chicagoland at large - we endeavor to prove that even with dynamic curves and a voluptuous physique, you can still maintain good health, exercise daily and strive for overall wellness.

We are leading a charge to debunk the stigma, that people considered “full-figured, curvy or plus-sizedo not workout.




BENEFITTING CHARITY PARTNER:

Action for Healthy Kids addresses childhood undernourishment, obesity and prevention by working with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day. This focus is because of the unique position and influence that schools have on children and their families, in addition to their responsibility to provide nutrition and physical education and their many opportunities to promote healthy eating and active living.      



Sponsorship and/or Donations:

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or donating In-Kind product/samples, please contact us via email or phone for detailed information and packages:

ThYck Troupe Organization, NFP

PH: 847-582-0555

EM: info@thycktroupe.org



www.thycktroupe.org

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When & Where



Columbia College Chicago - Stage Two
618 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)


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ThYck Troupe Organization, NFP

ThYck Troupe Organization, NFP - a 501(c)3 performing arts company for women with CURVES - exists to promote and encourage diversity in the arts as it applies to reversing societal stigmas and combating media biases of the full-figured artist.... Talent, beauty and influence should not be limited to size. 

We encourage the cultivation of an expanded arts community for plus size artists by providing access to a variety of lectures, workshops, mentorships, industry showcases, body image seminars and discussion forums. These tools assist members in perfecting their individual crafts, draw aspiring artists from surrounding communities together, promote collaborations with like-minded organizations, and encourage healthier living.

Through this organization, multiple artistic showcases occur each year, with all communities invited to partake in the festivities for the public good. We have no age limit, and are both ethnically & socioeconomically diverse.

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