Working Out to End Domestic Violence

12 Mar

When Kaitlyn, Miss Maryland 2011 and Alpha Chi Omega sorority member asked me to teach a class at Zengofitness for her sorority to help raise money to end domestic violence, I was honored and excited!

“Like most sororities and fraternities, Alpha Chi Omega is committed to community service. It’s not only the right thing to do, but also makes a difference in the world while developing life-enhancing servant-leadership skills for our members. The organization has adopted several national causes over the years. Currently, almost all of our chapters, both collegiate and alumnae, work to end domestic violence.  Among other activities, their members raise money through the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, staff domestic violence hotlines, volunteer at their local women’s shelters, and collect needed items for women and children living in shelters. They also organize awareness events. For example, on some campuses, they ask the Greek community to join  in lighting luminarias along walkways—a powerful and symbolic way to shed light on a problem that is often shrouded in secrecy.”

Every March 1st Alpha Chi Omega celebrates Hera Day, our day or service. In honor of Hera Day 2012, the Beta Rho chapter of American University hosted a spinning class at ZenGo Fitness that I taught in Bethesda to raise money to donate to our national philanthropy. While as a chapter they have potential to raise a couple hundred dollars, it would mean the world to the Kaitlyn and her sorority sisters if you could donate additional funds to their cause. Most people ask for money, but these girls worked hard to end violence.  If you are interested in doing so, please send a check to:

Alpha Chi Omega Beta Rho

4425 River Rd NW, Washington DC 20016

Not one of the girls gave up, in fact, they gave it their all!

Check out the videos below to see them in action!

Song of the day:  Smack that by Akon

In Health and Happiness from Dallas,


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