Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Change a life - Throw a Party~


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...
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1086345.php


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.

Chalene

http://www.turbojam.com/houseparty


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!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chalene. You. Are. Awesome.

Elaine E said...

Chalene,

One word to describe the way you are feeling, and the way I feel about you..

FABULOUS!!

I will speak to the director of my local gym, to see if I can make this happen as well.

XOXO from Howard Beach, NY

Anonymous said...

Chalene,

Great idea about the high school. I am going to propose the same at my daughter's middle school!

Also, you are not only my FAVE fitness personality, I want you to know that you inspire me ...I'm a busy career woman and single mom with 3 children...exercise has always been my "natural Prozac" because of the physical benefits.However, you have taken it to the next level...you are my personal motivational speaker and life coach every morning. You are truly an inspiration and role model to busy moms and businesswomen every where. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Marybeth in Indy

laura52 said...

Chalene

You can be assured, your word has been spread to Oprah, and across Canada, United States, The Netherlands, Japan, by me!

Please, continue changing the world.

Love, peace, and no obesity!

stephanie said...

Chalene - shoot I wish my kids school would let me do TJ with the kids since they only have gym class like 1 to 2 a week - not nearly enough running around or exercise at all. This small town thinks that playing softball for 15 min once a week is enough exercise - WHATEVER! I'm gonna keep working on 'em tho & prayerfully WHEN I get certified they will let me teach it! This school - shoot this town & the surrounding towns - need this workout...something fun! We don't have a gym within 60 miles of us here so we are in need of something.
Anyway, my hubby & I are advertising around town & the city an hour away and are going to see if our church will let us hold the party there! OH man this is so much fun! woo hoo!
You are so much fun! such an inspiration!

love ya!

steph aka stufawen

peggy said...

Chalene - I'm so excited about the House Party - but's it really hard to get anyone to order b/c BeachBody's customer service is soooo bad! I don't know how to counteract that. Many people tell horror stories of ordering one product, then being sent all kinds of things every month and getting charged for them.....it's hard to convince people to order -but I wanted to have a successful party. I have talked Turbo Jam up forever! help

Anonymous said...

Chalene, I don't know if you have a habit of answering people or not, regardless I want to say thanks! I have been extremely motivated by you. I spent sooooo much money on the Firm and it doesn't appeal to me. They have the music but the talking isn't too motivating. I look at Mindy and AnnaRita and feel my goals are realistic and obtainable. In the center of it all is you. I appreciate you. Bless you for the gravy of the profits, but I know you are caring, it really comes through.

I don't know how open to suggestions you might be, but I have some. I bet you hear that alot, but I am an idea girl! sspeers
@sbcglobal.net

JENNIFER said...

CHALENE YOU ARE SO AMAZING! YOU DO SO MANY THINGS AND YOU STILL ALWAYS HAVE TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY. THAT IS SO GREAT. I AM A MOTHER OF TWINS MYSELF. I ORDERED YOUR TURBO JAM PROGRAM A COUPLE OF MONTHES AGO AND I DO IT EVERYDAY! I HAVE ALREADY LOST 36 LBS.! THANK YOU SO MUCH