Category Archives: Events

One Woman’s Struggle with Weight Loss & Her Success

Tanya PhotoIf you’ve ever struggled to exercise or lose weight and given up over and over again you’re not alone. Many people struggle with low self esteem and a belief that weight loss is too hard. Tanya thought the same thing. Then her sister challenged her to get her body back and a special sister’s only trip to the Steve Harvey Awards in Atlanta if she lost 50 pounds. Tanya’s determination kicked in and she’s lost 67 POUNDS and is still going! Listen to her story!

Now how will Tanya continue her journey? Find out in this video!

We would love to hear about your weight loss journey! Please stop by our Facebook page and share your success or post in your comments below! You can also see more pictures from the 2015 Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey on our Music and Media page.

Meckids at the Mystics Game!

Lets GO Mystics!

 

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MECKids Goes to the Mystics Game!

The Washington Mystics versus San Antonio Silver Stars game was incredible. From the National Anthem all the way to the last buzzer. Special thanks to Capital One for the tickets, we had amazing seats and cool cups. In the first quarter you could tell the game was going to be good. The team was pumped up throughout the entire game. The Mystics took no time to start scoring and take the lead. By halftime they were still in the lead. During halftime there was a kids basketball team that played a quick game, and the Mystics Mayhem performed a dance for us. Since we had such great seats I could feel the energy from the kids which got our MECKids team pumped up. Going into the 3rd quarter the Silver Stars were trying to make a comeback, but our wonderful lady Mystics were not letting that happen. The 4th quarter was exciting but we knew who the winners were going to be. You could hear people in the crowd excited about the score because the Mystics had such a lead over the Silver Stars. They stopped shooting in the last 15 seconds of the game since the Mystics were the clear winners. It was a great game and the crowd was pumped up for the entire time. Thanks again to Capital one for the tickets, and we look forward to many more great games like this one.

Student Ambassador: Kelly M.

MECKids Get’s Kids Movin!

The MECKids team had an amazing time at the Get Kids Movin! Event, this past weekend. We jumped; hula hooped and stretched our muscles with our student participants. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre will never be the same again! Our interactive hula hoop activity was a BIG HIT, even parents were excited to move along with our MECKids team. A host of dynamic talent and organizations showcased a fun-filled production to raise awareness about childhood obesity prevention, including ten year old singing sensation Chi Chi Monet, The Think Brown Ink Agency, Nike trainer Deanna Jefferson, Sports Zone,  BET Born to Dance winner LaTanya Swann and many more, who joined MECKids in bringing fun and fitness to hundreds of Washington Metro area families!

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Check out our Photo Gallery to view more pictures of  MECKids getting kids movin!

After such a great event in Maryland, Meckids heads home to Virgina for our next event at Urban Evolution. Check out our Meet Up group and click here to RSVP! MECKids is on the move with our health technology and new after school program. If you know any schools looking to add an afterschool fitness and health technology program that includes a six week fitness program with our online tracking system contact us today contact@meckids.com

Do Your Kids Know Chi Chi Monet? Because They Should…

As soon as I walk into Bell Multicultural High School I can hear screaming of cheers and singing along with Miss Chi Chi Monet. I rush to the auditorium to find everyone from the age of 6 to 56 up on their feet dancing and moving to Chi Chi’s new single, ‘Move’. The audience loves the 10 year old rapper who is just too cute and boy does she have a voice! I see another little girl who looks just like her that is running through the aisles dancing and singing along. Later, I find out its Chi Chi’s younger sister Zoe who is clearly just as adorable and talented as Chi Chi.

After their performance they run off stage as everyone is still dancing and cheering for these two young girls who just rocked the show for the last few minutes. Excited to meet them, I eventually catch up to them and ask for a few minutes of their time. I cannot wait to hear their story and what they have to say about their music and inspiration! They even gave us another preview of ‘Move’ again!

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Hero Dance Pt. II

Now that students have created their movement piece about their hero, have them present to each other.  To further advance the meaning, have students bring in an artifact that represents their hero (like a picture or an object).  Students will lean towards people that are not living. Express to them the hero can still be living AND the dances can be happy!   Whatever the hero or dance, the purpose is to convey meaning!!  Use the peer evaluation as a tool to edit and re-edit the dances.  Once this has taken place, record the dances and have students do a self evaluation:

Did the piece convey the intended meaning? Was the movement story clear?

Have fun & be creative!!!