Bryant varsity dance to host fitness expo fundraiser
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.