Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Change a life - Throw a Party~
Posted by Chalene Johnson
Okay okay okay okay...I'm like so flippin' excited I can barely get a thought together. I got two of the coolest e-mails today....
First, one of my friends here in Orange County just got off the phone with a local dance club and is going to be holding her party there FOR FREE!! Here's what she did to convince them... She explained what an awesome PR move it would be for them to promote the fact that dancing *is* exercise. She promised them she would be contacting the local papers and that all they would have to do is supply the dance floor and TV for the early afternoon (not interferring with the evening dance club hours). The club owner LOVED IT! She's passing out flyers at her son's school, the coffee house, gymnastics classes, hair salon, grocery store, everywhere with her e-mail address on it and the Houseparty link! I love this idea! A dance club is a great fit! When you really get lost in the workout and that's what it feels like... when your favorite track comes on and you run to the dance floor (Married, 2 kids, and no club life.. Turbo Jam is now my healthy adult version of going to the club!!)
Second.... This one is near and dear to my heart (I might cry)! The Orange County Register did a great story about adolescent obesity and poor eating/no exercise epedemic in our Nation's schools. A local high school invited me to "Jam" with their student body. It was a great fit! Teenagers love TJ. Well, it gave this lady an idea, so she's gone to her daughter's local high school and she and 4 other Mom's are organizing the whole school and all the teachers to do the 10 day together (incorporating the fruit cart idea from the newspaper story). They're meeting with the principal to arrange for their party to be held in the gymnasium and inviting the student body and their parents to join in and commit! Here's the cool part... they're challenging all other surrounding high schools to do the same and see which high school get the best results! Their local paper will eat this up! Here's a link to the story that inspired the idea...
These are all grandious ideas. Think big! This is our chance to change the direction of our Nation in a day! Print flyers, business cards, talk it up, share your passion and let's make this a mission bigger than the pounds on the scale. Just think what an impact you can have on someone's life! This will be life chaning and you are steering the ship! Just wait until you have someone with tears in their eyes hug YOU and say YOU are the person who motivated them to make a change in their life. It might be me on the videos, but it will be you who will inspire families, children, friends and co-workers to lead healthy fit lives. You will be the catalyst and for those of you who do... I thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is my lifes passion, the reason I believe God put me on this earth. Thank you for helping me to reach thousands of others.
We can't allow our reputation as the fattest nation in the world to persist. I volunteer my time every week at the local schools and I am appalled at what I see. Obesity starts with us, the parents. If we care about our the health of our children and the people around us, it's time to make this happen!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This means the world to me.
There is nothing more rewarding than helping others live a fuller life. Give others the gift of power, energy, patience, and a better self image. Change lives...throw a party!
at 10:19 PM