NAPW-Get Fit, Keep Moving! NAPW Members Celebrated National Physical Fitness Month this May by Exercising the Mind & Body at Local Chapter Networking Events Across the US

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National Association of Professional Women NAPW Local Chapter discovered new ways to get fit and stay healthy at networking meetings around the country

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Some shook their hips in a Zumba class, others headed outdoors for a walk-and-talk networking meeting and still others learned a new yoga pose! This May, in recognition of National Physical Fitness Month, thousands of NAPW Local Chapter members and guests got fit and got moving at professional networking events in five regions across the US.

In her monthly blog address, Star Jones, NAPW Spokesperson and Chief Development Officer, stressed the importance of incorporating fitness into your daily life and encouraged all women to get fit and keep moving.

“The dangers of an inactive lifestyle are being underestimated and deserve to be a much higher public health concern,” she said. “Since we’ve been told for years the importance of making fitness part of our lives, the time is now to motivate, activate and get fit!”

Heeding the sound advice of Ms. Jones and the NAPW Foundation message about the significant health benefits of adding physical activity to their day, groups of professional women discovered new ways to get fit and stay healthy as they came together to network, celebrate life and empower themselves by taking charge of their professional and personal lives.

Members and guests in NAPW’s Eastern Region gathered at Local Chapter meetings to learn more about fitting exercise into their everyday routines. In Binghamton, NY, the women took in outside at the Chapter’s 2nd Annual Walk-N-Talk, walking 2.5 miles as they listened to tips from guest speaker Kate Riley of Kate Riley Health & Wellness. The New York City Chapter hosted three speakers who focused their presentations on physical fitness for the mind, body and soul, while Chester County, PA welcomed experts who shared their knowledge of nutrition, meditation and Reiki.

In Boston, MA, members and guests were treated to a fitness event at Macy’s that included the latest work-out fashion trends, makeup and skincare consultations and more. A chiropractor presented the four keys to healthy living at the Morris County, NJ Local Chapter meeting. Other networking meetings in NAPW’s Eastern Region included Litchfield County, CT; Loudoun County, VA; New River Valley, VA; Scranton, PA and Warwick, RI.

In NAPW’s Central Region, members and guests in Jolin, MO enjoyed and evening of networking. In Carrollton, TX, the group of professional women kept their sense of humor as Laughologists Becca Levie and Heather Earl demonstrated how to use laughter to stay healthy, while Omaha, NE attendees welcomed former Biggest Loser contestant Amy Wolff who shared her experiences of appearing on the popular television show.

Finding different ways to “zest up your exercise” was the advice members and guests in Indianapolis, IN (NAPW’s Northern Region) received from a fitness instructor who shared stretching techniques and Zumba moves with attendees.

In NAPW’s Southern Region, professional women gathered for a networking meeting in Baton Rouge, LA. Chapter President Trina G. Armstrong welcomed new members to the Chapter and informed the group that the East Baton Rouge City Government had reached out to her to announce employment opportunities.

“The fact that city government reached out to our organization is an indication that our presence in Baton Rouge has been recognized and duly noted!” she said.

Networking meetings in NAPW’s Western Region were held in May in San Mateo and West Valley, CA. In April, Louise Newsome, NAPW National Director of Chapters, visited the Seattle, WA Local Chapter, who also welcomed a representative from the American Heart Association (AHA) and a certified holistic wellness coach.

“Louise Newsome shared upcoming initiatives coming from NAPW National,” said Trisha Malin, Chapter President of the Seattle Local Chapter. “Sharon Chastain, a board member of the AHA Seattle Chapter, shared her story of how she became involved with AHA. Christine Bluebaugh, a certified holistic wellness coach, shared some great tips to reduce stress. There was also plenty of networking and great food!”

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