This week’s roundup covers the important role that maintaining health and fitness plays in overall health. Plus, the Special Olympics extends a campaign to offer workouts to people living with intellectual disabilities, and a new study depicts how to bring exercise back into the routine after a bout with COVID-19.
Colorado Springs Studio Owner Balances Physical & Mental Wellness for Clients
News5 celebrated Women’s History Month by featuring women entrepreneurs who are helping others across Southern Colorado get through the pandemic. In-Balance, a fitness and dance studio in Colorado Springs, CO, offers African dance classes, martial arts lessons, strength training sessions, a Chicago two-step class, and Emotional Emancipation Circles to help African-Americans cope with systemic racism. "We deal with so much and I just wanted a space where I could take people away from that," said Leona Abdullah-Ward, In-Balance owner.
Learn more about In-Balance.
Mother & Daughter Create YouTube Channel to Keep Seniors Moving Amid Pandemic
April Hattori and her mother Aiko Sokolowski of Henderson, NV, created a YouTube fitness channel “yes2next” so seniors can remain physically active from home. Since May 2020, the team has garnered over 40,000 subscribers and their content has more than 2.5 million views. Due to their success, YouTube named the duo January’s creator on the rise, to which Hattori, yes2next founder and a certified personal trainer specializing in senior fitness, humbly said they are “dumbfounded.” Sokolowski told News 3, “The important thing is, don’t let age stop you from getting off the couch. Get moving, keep moving even if it’s just a little bit of walking around.”