BB EVENTS: BABES FOR BOOBIES
This past weekend I attended the Babes for Boobies event here in San Diego and man was it a lot of fun! The event was a donation workout, meaning the money I paid for the class (and everyone else who attended) was used to support a cause. The workout class benefited the Keep a Breast Foundation through their Fit 4 Prevention Movement. The Keep a Breast Foundation is a non-profit that focuses on empowering young people through breast health education and support. Their Fit 4 Prevention movement is their challenge to get studios across the United States to help them raise $1 million dollars to fund their mission. In addition, getting people together to workout helps bring up the conversation of how a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
The workout class was held at The Facility in PB, a local dance studio. I have never taken a HITT dance class before and was not really sure what I was getting myself into. Man oh man did I under estimate the workout completely. Let me tell you this was no Zumba class at all. In between the fast dance steps were squats jumps, push-ups, high-knees and everything in between. Within 15 minutes I was drenching in sweat, and yet I was having the time of my life. I love dancing and the high-tempo music and smiling instructor kept me powering through. The class was a solid 45 minutes and after that I was beat and knew that I had definitely gotten a good workout in. And what made it even better was knowing that I completed the class with a group of link-minded women wanting to take care of their help and help support the health of others.
Breast Cancer is becoming increasingly common, and is the second most common cancer for women. It seems like we all know someone that has breast cancer, no matter the age, ethnicity, or gender (yes men can get breast cancer too). Early detection is so important along regular checks for lumps. By knowing this, it feels so good knowing that I helped donate to raise awareness for breast cancer. With approximately 30 other women in attendance at the babes for boobies event, we helped raised over $700 for the Keep a Breast foundation!