It looks lively for a class that started with dead women. It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday, the end of a workday for most people. But more than 50 women trickling into the gymnasium at Weeping Willow AME Zion Church on Milton Road, in Charlotte, N.C., are charged up and ready to go.
When the original Tavern on Nostrand closed last October, local residents Michael Pratts, M.D., and Niles Stewart lamented the “void” in the community.
In Part 2 (“Fit + Fabulous”) of their book The Black Woman’s Guide to Healthy Living (Time Inc. Home Entertainment, 2008), the editors of Essence magazine present top fitness strategies for women in their 20s, 30s 40s, and in their 50s and beyond.
It’s one thing to bump into your favorite music artists as they slip backstage for a concert or sprint from their limos. But a chance meeting in a hot tub? Or at the breakfast buffet? Or on a horseback riding trail?