Bryant var­sity dance to host fit­ness expo fundraiser

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Elisha Morrison el­[email protected]­ton­courier.com

The Bryant var­sity dance team is bring­ing to­gether dif­fer­ent fit­ness op­tions in the com­mu­nity for a Shape Up Fit­ness Expo in the Bryant High School Mul­ti­pur­pose Room set July 13.

Ac­cord­ing Coach Brooke Crump, the expo is a fundraiser for the group while also pro­vid­ing peo­ple a chance to try dif­fer­ent fit­ness styles in one place.

“Dance is an ex­pen­sive sport,” she said. “We need money to help get ready for com­pe­ti­tion sea­son.”

She said the group wanted the fundraiser to be some­thing to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity. With the expo,

peo­ple in the com­mu­nity learn about dif­fer­ent places to work out and busi­nesses get ex­posed to peo­ple want­ing to try them.

“We have so many great peo­ple around that own busi­nesses,” Crump said.

This is the first time the team has put on a fit­ness expo, but if it is a suc­cess, Crump would like to of­fer it ei­ther yearly or twice a year.

Regis­tra­tion for the day be­gins at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. classes.

Crump said each class will be 30 min­utes. Peo­ple can reg­is­ter first thing or drop-in for classes.

There will be two classes go­ing at a time and each class will be held twice from 9 a.m. to noon. The classes are Full Out Barre, HIIT with Litt Fit­ness, Dance2­fit with Slay­fit, Strength Train­ing with TAB fit­ness, HIIT with F45 West Lit­tle Rock, and Yoga with Nat­u­ral State Na­maste.

There will also be ven­dor booths set up in­clud­ing lo­cal gyms, women’s ac­tive wear, beauty prod­ucts, nu­tri­tion, tan­ning, mas­sage ther­apy, sa­lons and spas. Crump is still ac­cept­ing ven­dors for the expo. The cost for ven­dor space is $25 and in­cludes a ta­ble and chairs.

Any­one in­ter­ested in be­ing a ven­dor can email Crump at [email protected]­ols.org.

Bryant dancers, with su­per­vi­sion from one of the dance par­ents, will pro­vide child­care dur­ing the classes. Crump said they can have chil­dren 6 months and older. Chil­dren can take part in mu­sic, games and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Crump rec­om­mends those who plan to take part in the expo wear com­fort­able clothes and ten­nis shoes. There will be wa­ter avail­able.

There will also be a 50/50 raf­fle. Crump said half of the earn­ings from the raf­fle will be put to­ward a gym mem­ber­ship for the win­ner. If the pot is high enough to cover the cost of the mem­ber­ship, the win­ner will take home the ex­tra cash. The other half of the earn­ings will go to the dance team.

Crump be­lieves the expo will be a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple in the com­mu­nity to talk to ex­perts about their fit­ness ques­tions and goals.

She and the team want to help peo­ple be their best self.

Classes are $5 each or

$25 for un­lim­ited classes. At­ten­dees can pay the day of us­ing cash or check.

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