Date

June 16th, 2018

Time

7:30am to 2:30pm

Location

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Address

23 S 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

HERE'S WHY WE'RE GOING TO KICKSTART / and maybe you should too

Awesome Workouts

Breakout fitness sessions for on the spot workouts with dynamic lead instructors

Amazing Workshops

Topic specific education workshops presented by Natural Hair experts, Medical and Naturopathic doctors

Celebrity Guests

At the BGH LIVE! talk show featuring VIP guests and hosted by BGH Founder Porcha Johnson

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Join over 500 women of color as we engage in healthy choices through fitness, nutrition, awareness, and building positive self image with beauty and natural hair care.

Featured Guests / learn and sweat with the best

Ellen Ector

Celebrity Fitness Trainers

Ellen Ector, Certified Master Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Business Owner of Gymnetics Fitness and co-creator of Gymnetics Fitness presents Black Girls Workout, TOO! DVD

Lana Ector

Celebrity Fitness Trainers

Certified Personal Trainer, and co-creator of Gymnetics Fitness presents Black Girls Workout, TOO! DVD

Mother and daughter fitness duo, Ellen Ector and Lana Ector, have helped thousands of people lose weight and tone including celebrities Steve & Marjorie Harvey, Brandy, Kandi Burrus, Staci Dash, Niecy Nash and Karlos Dansby and Zim Zolciak. Get the celebrity treatment at a workout with the Ectors at Kickstart 2018!

Conference Schedule / 7:30am to 2:30pm

Morning Registration & Continental Breakfast

Morning Registration opens for event attendees to take part in session 1, session 2, and session 3. Continental Breakfast will also be served for All-Access ticket holders. Continental Breakfast includes:
  • Croissants
  • Assorted Pastries
  • Fruit Preserves and Butter
  • Sliced Fresh Fruit
  • "Wake Me Up" Breakfast Shakes

Opening Ceremony

Opening Welcome & Remarks from BGH Founder Porcha Johnson

Warm Up Workout w/ECTORcise

A 15 minute warm up session to prepare you for Kickstart 2018 with Social Media Fitness Gurus Ellen Ector and Lana Ector
Khaleeqa Rouse

How To Eat Your Way To Weight Loss

Join Khaleeqa Rouse healthy living expert, Ironman triathlete, blogger and relationship coach as she guides you through foods that will help you to look and feel your best. (more…)
Patricia & Jeffrey Washington and Priscilla Johnson

AQUA ZUMBA

Aqua Zumba is a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to fitness routines.  It blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance.  (more…)
Deborah Lee Bernal M.D.

Yoga

This heart opening, waist tightening and posture correcting yoga program improves alignment, balance, and core strength.  Using your breath to focus your energy along your spine, engage your core and pelvic floor muscles and improve your posture and balance throughout the flow of yoga core exercises.  Your breath is a powerful tool to strengthen your yoga core.  Three levels of fitness will be demonstrated and practiced to develop your personalized 20 minutes routine.
Paulette Wilson

POUND

Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. (more…)
Sandra Johnson & Charisse Grayer

Zoombalicious

“Zoombalicious”, a community fitness program that uses rhythmic dance, vibrant music, effortless technique and fellowship to keep fitness fun and fabulous! With a cocktail of hip-hop, Latin, pop and soul dancing, Zoombalicious fitness is a high energy workout that feels like a dance party with friends and family. (more…)
Ashia Jacquel

Afro Cardio

Afro Cardio is a fun, upbeat, heart thumping, invigorating dance workout done to Afro Beats, Hip Hop, and Drum Beats. (more…)
Khaleeqa Rouse

How To Eat Your Way To Weight Loss

Join Khaleeqa Rouse healthy living expert, Ironman triathlete, blogger and relationship coach as she guides you through foods that will help you to look and feel your best. (more…)
Dr. Deborah L. Bernal M.D.

Increase Your Strength To Maximize Your Sexual Performance

In this educational exercise class you will learn how to use your body's own pelvic floor, abdominal, and low back musculature to increase your sexual performance. The fitness techniques will make you more flexible, stronger, and build your endurance to boost chances of an orgasm during sexual intercourse. (more…)

Afternoon Registration and Full Lunch

Afternoon Registration for event attendees seeking to take part in Session 3 workouts and workshops. Full Lunch will also be served for All-Access ticket holders. Its recommended to arrive 30 minutes earlier for afternoon registration for all access ticket holders who plan to eat lunch. Lunch menu consists of:
  • Full veggie and cheeses display
  • Choice of a turkey, ham, or chicken salad wrap, house salad, whole fruit, and a cookie.
  • Stir Crazy: Onions, Celery, Cabbage, Water
Porcha Johnson

BGH LIVE! Talk Show

Black Girl Health presents the highlight and feature portion of Kickstart BGH LIVE! BGH LIVE! is our the talk show forum featuring VIP guests and hosted by BGH Founder and Central PA News Journalist Porcha Johnson. BGH LIVE! intends to breakdown barriers by providing attendees access to information through face to face dialogue and exchange with celebrities and medical experts.
Sandra Johnson & Charisse Grayer

Zoombalicious

“Zoombalicious”, a community fitness program that uses rhythmic dance, vibrant music, effortless technique and fellowship to keep fitness fun and fabulous! With a cocktail of hip-hop, Latin, pop and soul dancing, Zoombalicious fitness is a high energy workout that feels like a dance party with friends and family. (more…)
Patricia & Jeffrey Washington and Priscilla Johnson

AQUA ZUMBA

Aqua Zumba is a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to fitness routines.  It blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance.  (more…)
Paulette Wilson

POUND

Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. (more…)
Candice Johnson

How To CTRL ALT DELETE Stress With A Reiki Session

Sit at a desk all day?  On you feet for 12hrs a shift?  Stay-at-home Mom and get no time for yourself?  Sounds as if it's time to disconnect from work, technology, and STRESS to spend time on yourself, relax, and delete your high stress levels. This 45min workshop will leave you feeling as if you've slept a full night's sleep on a long, tropical vacation. Plus: mini massage or energy work provided
Octavia Pickett-Blakely

Natural Hairstyles For the Every Day Minority Woman

Although going natural and exercise go hand -in-hand for many ladies embarking on their wellness journey, many naturalistas find it challenging to balance the two. If you want to learn ways to keep your hair healthy while staying fit we've got the a great workshop for you!
Join TresseNoire as we break down healthy hair care and styling for the fit curly girl. In this workshop you will 1) learn about the effects of exercise and

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Pricing / for Kickstart 2018

General Admission

$45

Session 1 workshop and workout access,
Session 2 workshop and workout access
Session 3 workshop and workout access
Access to BGH LIVE!

Porcha Johnson / BGH Founder

About Kickstart 2018 / health and wellness conference

“Kickstart Your Health” 2018 will include topic specific education workshops presented by natural hair experts, medical and naturopathic experts, breakout fitness sessions for on the spot workouts with lead instructors, free health screenings, nutrition and food safety seminars, along with demonstrations and vendor opportunities for promotional sales and networking.

In addition, Black Girl Health presents the highlight and feature portion of Kickstart BGH LIVE! BGH LIVE! is our the talk show forum featuring VIP guests and hosted by BGH Founder and Central PA News Journalist Porcha Johnson. BGH intends to breakdown barriers by providing attendees access to information through face to face dialogue and exchange with the experts.

This year’s segment will feature Celebrity Fitness Trainers Ellen and Lana Ector! 

The mother-daughter duo are taking the fitness world by storm with their Ectorcise workout challenge. Ellen, 64, and her daughter Lana have built their practice on the idea that fitness is part of your DNA. They run the Atlanta studio Gymnetics Fitness, where they incorporate nutrition into the workout plans. Their DVDs can help you get ripped in the comfort of your own home.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel
23 S 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
1-717-2345021

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