fitCene founders Mary Jo Slidell, Jill Wiener, and Lauren Rice
Why did you start fitCene? We saw a unique opportunity in this area to connect women across neighborhoods and schools over a common interest- fitness and health. There was not a central source of local fitness-related information, or an easy way to connect with other local, active women. We also did a survey last summer that revealed that most women in the area were unaware of all their fitness options, were not fully satisfied with their fitness routine, were looking to try new things, and preferred working out with friends...so the fitCene was born.
What is the mission? and how can we can get involved? Our mission is to inform, inspire, and connect active, local women. We want women to join the fitCene and become engaged members - both online through our website and Facebook group, at our events, and in their communities. We want them to try something new or share something they love. We want them to join us for studio, community, and speaker events, to make new connections, while further educating, strengthening and uniting local women. And we are always open to suggestions!
Tell me a bit about your favorite ways to move….
I love to run and I love to dance. I run for fitness, but also because it relaxes and inspires me. One of my most favorite things to do is to go on a long, sunrise run in a new city, with my favorite playlist. I also love interval work at the track as a way to change things up. As for dancing...I look for any excuse to do that! I especially love impromptu dance parties with my three kids.
Tell me one goal you have for 2016! I turn 40 in 2016 and my goal is to reclaim some time for my family and myself. I have trouble saying "no", but that is also because I really enjoy being involved and meeting new people. But over the years I have spread myself too thin across work, volunteer, and social commitments. This year, I am going to scale back and focus on down time.
Check out some upcoming fitCene events:
The following are exclusive sample classes for fitCene Members and cost $15:
- Equinox, The Cut, Feb 9th at 11AM
- Sculpt Studio Megaformer, Feb 18th 6:30pm
- Zengo, Feb 28th at 1pm
plus more events found here!
We also have a Spa Night at Nails by Tammy on Feb 4th at 6pm to benefit Girls on the Run.
And a newly scheduled event on Feb 25th that will feature free full-body scans and a speaker.
To learn more about fitCene's membership and benefits, click here.