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MoveWithJoy serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in readers as to what inspires me to help others through fitness.


I'm Black & I'm Proud... of my health: Part III

A recent conversation that stuck with me was with a member of World Gym. We were both hanging around the smoothie bar and he went to say: “I’m so done with treating my body like shit, summer is coming up, I want to look good”. My first thought was ‘so what’re you going to do when summer is over? Go back to treating your body like crap?’ But then he surprised me. Before I could interject, he goes “I just want to feel better. I can’t have a heart attack like my dad and uncle. N

Say it loud, I’m Black & I’m Proud… of my health: Part 1

Alright, this one is for those with a darker complexion, but if your skin burns within 20 minutes of being in sunlight please stay, read and subscribe :) In short, the Black community needs to start taking better care of ourselves. Black people and other people of color have much higher rates of mortality due to preventable disease than white people. Nearly 37% of adult black men and 50% of adult black women are obese. We have higher rates of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, he


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