NAPW Members Recognized National Physical Fitness and Sports Month at May Networking Events

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Local Chapter Events nationwide explored ways to get in shape and power their network

Women were never meant to stay in one place! We tread forward, with the passion and determination to succeed

NAPW members and their guests recognized National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May with networking events that ran the gamut from a contemplative yoga workshop to a high-energy Zumba class to an evening of putt-putt golf. Local Chapters empowered professional women to exercise their passion for staying healthy in mind and body by offering expert advice, informative tips and powerful opportunities to make lasting connections.

“Women were never meant to stay in one place! We tread forward, with the passion and determination to succeed,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “NAPW professional women held physical fitness events all month long and powered their network with sports, fitness and activities to stay moving.”

At Local Chapters in NAPW’s Central Region, professional women joined together to take charge of their health. Members and guests in Cleveland, OH, learned the many benefits of yoga while the Orland Park, IL, Chapter raised the energy level a notch by taking a Zumba class. In Lexington, KY, Star Jones and Louise Newsome, NAPW National Director of Local Chapters and NYC Chapter President, joined members and their guests at the ultimate sporting event: the Kentucky Derby! The Plano, TX, Local Chapter committed to 31 days of fitness, participating in health and fitness events all month long. Other Local Chapters in the area holding networking events included Indianapolis, IN, Royal Oak, MI and Springfield, MO.

“Local Chapters really stepped it up this month, encouraging members to make their own health—both physical and mental—a priority through unique initiatives for the mind and body,” said Ms. Newsome. “Members had fun, learned healthy lifestyle lessons and shared valuable information with each other.”

In NAPW’s Eastern Region, members and guests in the NYC Local Chapter exercised their minds with a networking scavenger hunt. They also learned how to control their emotional destinies with help from renowned psychiatrist Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of the late Dr. Albert Ellis, the American psychotherapist and psychologist who created and developed the cognitive behavior therapy REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy).

Also in NAPW’s Eastern Region, members of St. Petersburg, FL, and Raleigh-Durham, NC, Local Chapters made it to the finish line in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s Running for All Children race and the Gildan Life Time Espirit De She race, respectively. Networking meetings in Aventura, FL, Nassau County, NY and Ocala, FL, featured expert speakers on health and fitness, and in Tampa, FL, members heard from local politician Christine Quinn, who shared her goals for the future.

Professional women in Tacoma, WA, in NAPW’s Western Region, got tips for better managing their physical and emotional health from a panel of experts, while members in Las Vegas, NV, had fun taking a swing at putt-putt. Other Chapters in the region, including Phoenix, AZ and Walnut Creek, CA, enjoyed an evening of networking and empowerment.

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NAPW defines success as "owning your own power." As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with more than 850,000 members, over 200 Local Chapters and a thriving eChapter with more than 17,000 members. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed. NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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