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Former Rockets Power Dancer Sparks Fast-Spreading Fitness Craze in Houston
Soul Grooves Founder Tammy Robicheaux Harris Hosts “Get Fit Houston” on May 19th, a Free Outdoor Cardio-Dance Class at Jones Plaza, Downtown Houston. "Soul Grooves is more than just a workout. Itʼs a way of life, a mind, body & soul experience."
By: Soul Grooves PR
What has this extremely diverse group of people willing to groove together in cramped quarters is more than the sweat-inducing, heart-pounding dance romp through the Billboard charts. Armed with the desire to inspire, Tammy Robicheaux Harris' charisma has caused a stir that brings veteran fitness junkies and novice exercisers together for a unified fitness experience. She's part cheerleader, part drill instructor and a powerful inspirational speaker with a down-to-earth, genuine approach to connecting with her class. Her passion for the health, happiness and well-being of her beloved Soul Groovers spills onto the stage alongside slick, but easy to learn, dance moves. As a testament to Tammy's own inspirational bent, the class is filled with doctors, lawyers, cancer survivors, teachers, housewives, pastors, musicians, firemen, executives and entrepreneurs who all have their own inspirational stories to share.
What: "Get Fit Houston"-A Free, Family-Friendly Outdoor Cardio-Dance Event
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2012, 9:30-11am
Where: Jones Plaza (Louisiana @ Capitol), Underground parking on site.
The May 19th celebration is open to the public and families are welcomed, though no childcare will be provided. Suggested age for participating children is 7 and up. Jones Plaza parking will be made available and public restrooms are on site. Free smoothies and snacks are provided and Soul Grooves memorabilia will be available for purchase. Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive up to 30 minutes early and to bring water, sunscreen, a towel and sunglasses.
Michele R. White, a pastor new to the class only recently offered in Katy,Texas hopped on her motorcycle to attend the original and much fabled Lake Houston Soul Grooves class all the way out in Humble: "From the very first class I was hooked! Soul Grooves is much more than a class; it's a movement that will touch your heart, body and SOUL! Tammy encourages, inspires and ignites each and every Soul Groover even after the last song has ended." Now with the central location of the free May 19th event at Jones Plaza, Houstonians won't have far to go to get in on the action! See Quotes below from Soul Grooves participants about the life-changing benefits of the class:
Nisha Kikunga, Nurse & Cancer Survivor: “Finding out at the age of 32 that I had breast cancer was devastating to say the least. Amazingly, my Soul Grooves family helped lead me from the edge of despair into a new and more improved me! Their love, support and prayers made being totally healed (inside and out) a reality and for that, I am forever grateful!”
Jade Simmons, Concert Pianist: “I was always a weight lifting, boot-camp kind of person. I came to Soul Grooves for a very specific fitness goal that I figured would take me 2 weeks, then I was supposed to go back to my usual routine. After the first class, I knew Iʼd found something special with an instructor even more awesome than the dance moves she was teaching! Soul Grooves became a place to physically challenge myself, it served as a pick me up, a place where I could let go and one of my main weapons against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. On any given day, I need Soul Grooves for a different reason. 2 years later, it still works for every single one of them.”
Elena Mathoupoulos, Student at University of Texas, Austin: “Soul Grooves is the only workout that I would wake up at 7 am for, so that I can make sure to have my oatmeal and make it to the gym in time to get a spot in line at 8:15 for a class that starts at 8:45! All because of the energy, enthusiasm, and sincere love that Tammy and the other groovers bring to EACH and EVERY class!”
Arianne Bellizaire, Self-Employed:
Carmen Burton, SG Participant:
Greg Dorsey, Government Worker: “My experience with Soul Grooves has been above and beyond a pure joy. Tammy has a divine way of motivating, encouraging and uplifting EACH of her students. I have been to aerobic classes nationwide and Tammy's Soul Grooves by far is the Best class I have ever been to. I schedule my day around it!”
Stephanie, SG Participant:
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