Hot Hula with Andrei Cobbs
this Saturday 1/11/14, 1-3 p.m.!
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Hot Hula is a total body workout inspired by dances of the Pacific Islands. It incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.
Join us at the lovely African American Art & Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton Street
, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Muni access & free parking).
No need to register. Just show up! You get $277 value health screening and if you dance, collect $10 in carrot cash to spend at participating farmers' markets (for kids with diabetes and all adults who participate). Health screening optional, but needed to get the carrot cash reward. We suggest a $10 donation at the door to keep this going, if you can afford.
Please arrive promptly at 1 p.m. for check-in (or 1:15 p.m. if you are not doing the health screening). Bring water, a snack if you need it, and comfortable shoes. Have a question? Call Theresa at 1-877-765-4386 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a surprise DJ in store for you this month only. Not to be missed. Suspense!
Not in San Francisco? Join us virtually via live stream at 1:30 p.m. by clicking here.
New, Improved Check-in Process!
You spoke, we listened. We have streamlined the paperwork to make the check-in process easier while improving the protection of your information.
When you arrive, our registration volunteers will have you sign the consent to participate (like before, this will last for the year). On the back of the consent, you will be asked the usual demographic type questions... just once for the year. :)
You will be given a folded card (that is the size of a business card) that you will use to track your results throughout the year. It is much more portable than the previous big sheet of paper, and easier to write on. Hello!
You will be given a random participant number to use for the whole year. That number will be written on your card along with your initials (the cover of this card is below, to see the inside of the card, come to the dance!). This is your admission card for subsequent dances.
As you go through the different stations for height, weight, blood pressure and glucose, you will be delighted to only need a half sheet of paper that you will bring to the diabetes educators. You only need your initials and participant number on that too!
We will explain everything when you arrive.
P.S. Volunteers - we have a revised consent outlining best practice for protecting participant health information, so you will need to sign it when you arrive.
We look forward to your feedback as we start this new process!
Small Steps, Big Rewards: YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program at DOD
Did you know that with every 2.2 pounds of weight loss, people who are overweight can decrease their rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 13%? The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. This year long program starts out with 16 weekly sessions and provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group led by a trained Lifestyle Coach.
The first San Francisco session will be offered at the Embarcadero YMCA beginning January 8th at 5:00 p.m
. For more information you can chat with Elizabeth Bachrad, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator as she will be at our dance. If you miss her, you can call 415-281-6702 or learn more online
Are you at risk? Take the risk assessment here to determine if you're eligible for the program.
DOD is helping to prevent diabetes with dance. We are excited to collaborate with the Y.
Volunteer Needed for Hydration & Snacks
It is important for participants at our monthly dances to stay hydrated while having fun on the dance floor. Dance Out Diabetes is looking for volunteers to donate and bring water bottles and healthy snacks for participants at our monthly dances. If you can bring to share, great!