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Black girls everywhere are “running” it! Figuratively and literally. Holding it down at the office, in their homes and in the many places where sweat and high heart rates are involved. Healthy is totally the new sexy and my heart literally skips a beat every time I see my sistahs pounding the pavement alongside me in Central Park.

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However truth be told, this wasn’t always the case, which is why I love my favorite FitGirl’s Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks over at Black Girls RUN! They have teamed up with other sweat-lovin’ divas around the nation and have taken their healthy tips and secrets on tour. Their already-established running teams show up in packs and I had the pleasure of experiencing the New York stop this month. Simply put, it was quite a RAD Experience! So you guessed it– I had to share. Keep reading and learn how to “preserve your sexy” too.

Get Your Rear In Some New Gear

If anyone knows how to “do it all,” it is certainly HBO Def Poet, singer and health advocate Shanelle Gabriel. When she is not gracing us with her sensational talent and heartfelt lyrics, she can be found either training for a race or getting other fitness fanatics race ready at New York’s infamous running store Jack Rabbit. She was first to hit the stage during the BGR event and hooked us up on the ones and twos of the importance of proper FitGirl gear. “We have specific shoes for ladies night out and a special bra for that special dress, therefore the same rules should apply for our workout gear,” said Gabrielle. The cutest shoe on the rack may not be the best pair for you, so next time you’re browsing the shoe department, make finding your sole mate your number one goal. And, while you are out there, show your twins up top some love too. The perfect sports bra is waiting for you sis, so get fitted and get your rear in some new gear. For more gems from Shanelle follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

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