As you loves have been able to tell, Emily Cook Harris and I have been hard at work making sure that this year's NYC FITWeek is the best yet. It's crazy to think that just about two years ago, I was attending Emily's FITWeek class at the Fhitting Room, loving every second of it, immediately friend requesting her and following her on Instagram, and asking her how I could be more involved. This year I am so proud to be Emily's NYC FITWeek Co-Captain (for the first time) and a NYC FITWeek Ambassador (second year running)! So here is the scoop on the 4th Annual EMPOWERED FITWeek.
A little background for those of you unfamiliar with FITWeek: FITWeek is an annual event produced by Emily Cook Harris, founder and head trainer at EMPOWERED, that unites the local fitness community to pay it forward for education. Now in its fourth year, NYC FITWeek will take place on May 8 through 13, 2017. This year there are 25 top fitness studios throughout New York City each hosting one official FITWeek class and donating at least 50 percent of proceeds to two education-focused nonprofits. Designed to unite the local fitness community to pay it forward for education, this year’s event beneficiaries are She’s the First and DonorsChoose.org. Since its inaugural FITWeek in June 2014, EMPOWERED has raised more than $16,000 for education to date and its goal for 2017 is to exceed the $20,000 milestone.
Classes for this year’s New York City event include a taste of everything the NYC fitness scene has to offer; yoga, cycling, bootcamp, TRX, boxing, circuit training, dance cardio, and HIIT at popular studios like The Fhitting Room, Tone House, Swerve Fitness, Uplift Studios, Body Conceptions, Flex Studios, and more (check out our full schedule below). Plus, FITWeek attendees will receive free swag and could win prizes from our generous partners, including PUMA, Tory Sport, Lululemon, Sweaty Betty, Athleta, K-DEER, Outdoor Voices, Prism Sport, and more.
FITWeek 2017 is the biggest year yet. Not only do we have 25 classes across NYC from May 8th through 13th (+ our closing party at Lululemon), but this is also the second year running for Dallas FITWeek (which actually has 9 classes this week at some of the best studios across Dallas).
“FITWeek is about bringing the community together - studios, brands, instructors, and health enthusiasts alike - to celebrate the transformative power of fitness while paying it forward to the next generation,” said Emily, founder of EMPOWERED FITWeek. “The NYC fitness community is home to me, having been a personal trainer and instructor in the city for many years, and I see fitness and education as the foundation to being your best. I’ve experienced firsthand the power they both have to unlock doors of opportunity and give people the tools and confidence to succeed.”
Please please check out the full NYC FITWeek schedule below and head to our website to sign up for all your favorites (plus we may have extra goodies this year for people who attend multiple classes and/or bring their friends along)!
Follow FITWeek on Instagram on the official EMPOWERED FITWeek account, plus follow Emily and I throughout the week!