ATLANTA--Grab your sweatbands and sneakers and get ready for the inaugural World Fitness Day, hosted by Jane Fonda, on Saturday, May 1, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Fonda, along with several celebrity trainers and entertainers from the physical fitness world--including Richard Simmons, Billy Blanks, Denise Austin, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta--will introduce the World Fitness Day initiative to the nation with this unique event. The mission of World Fitness Day is to bring greater attention to the importance of self-empowerment, health and wellness throughout the life span.
The celebrity trainers and entertainers will fuel the energy of the day as thousands of fitness enthusiasts participate in a group workout. The Pointer Sisters will pump up the crowd in the dome with live renditions of some of their greatest hits, which have been the sound track to millions of workouts. The event, co-chaired by Stephanie and Arthur Blank and Ginny and Charles Brewer, will benefit the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (GCAPP.org/workout), which was founded by Fonda in 1995.
"Young people who discover the benefits of regular physical exercise are more apt to protect their bodies, respect their bodies, and own their bodies," Fonda said.
Throughout the dome, there will be numerous chances to learn about healthy living in the "Fitness Zone," an area dedicated to vendors and sponsors eager to educate the public in effective ways to take charge of their health and fitness. In addition, participants will have the chance to mingle with professional athletes, local fitness trainers and other well-known Atlantans.
World Fitness Day 2010 will begin with registration and check in at the Georgia Dome at 8:30 a.m., followed by the fitness and health expo in the Fitness Zone. Gupta will kick off the event at 10 a.m. with opening remarks and the workout will start immediately after. During this time, each celebrity trainer will lead participants in aerobic (Fonda, Simmons and Austin) and Tae Bo (Blanks) sessions. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also deliver a video tribute to all participants. The event will end concludes at 11 a.m. In an effort to include participants from around the world, World Fitness Day 2010 will stream live on UStream.tv.
World Fitness Day 2010, established by Fonda, marks an annual initiative to highlight the importance of personal fitness and healthy, wholesome living.
"Not only will it be a tremendous amount of fun and a spectacular celebration of good health, it is an amazing opportunity for Atlanta and Georgia to strengthen the mind, body and spirit of Georgia's and the nation's youth," Fonda said.
With its compelling message and a powerhouse punch of celebrity trainers, World Fitness Day 2010 is poised to be the fitness event of the year. Given the chance to work out with a "who's who" of celebrity fitness enthusiasts, space for participants will go fast. Individual tickets for participants are $75. Visit www.gcapp.org/workout for all the event information, individual and group registration, and ticket purchases.
About World Fitness Day
World Fitness Day is a strategic initiative using fun, high energy, entertainment and celebrities—and bringing together thousands of participants to raise awareness for a common goal—healthy lifestyles. The World Fitness Day 2010 event was conceived by Jane Fonda to celebrate the benefits of good health and to focus attention on the important role of health and wellness in the prevention of teen pregnancy, a cause which Fonda has championed for 16 years. The World Fitness Day 2010 workout will benefit the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP).
The mission of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention is to eliminate adolescent pregnancy in Georgia by developing, establishing and supporting ideas and programs that build local and statewide capacity to promote the healthy development of our most vulnerable adolescents. G-CAPP, a non-profit organization, was founded by Jane Fonda in 1995. For more information about G-CAPP visit: www.gcapp.org