Get Fit in RVA for CARITAS with Diva Bootcamp
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you know I’ve been getting sweaty with Diva Bootcamp. I’ve had a blast getting to know the owner Kiara Fuentes, the instructors (who I sometimes make mean faces at), and the women who regularly attend classes. The classes are outdoors at different locations around the city including the University of Richmond, Libby Mill, and Mary Mumford Elementary.
During July, the local fun fitness group wants you to get fit for a cause! Diva Bootcamp will host four $10 fitness classes that are open to all women, of all fitness abilities. This month, CARITAS will earn 20% of proceeds from the classes on the following dates:
- Thursday, July 20, 6:15 PM
- Saturday, July 22, 9:30 AM
- Thursday, July 27, 6:15 PM
- Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM
As you know, I work at CARITAS part-time as the Marketing Manager. The local nonprofit’s mission is to help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of addiction and homelessness to reclaim their dignity. CARITAS does this via four programs: the Emergency Shelter, the Furniture Bank, The Healing Place, and CARITAS Works. There are so many reasons I show up to keep working for this life changing organization every week. The staff are experts in their respective fields, more than 18,000 volunteers make inspiring things happen, and the people the organization serves (5,000+ a year) go on to live fulfilling lives and give back to their communities. If you’d like to learn more, please send me questions!
What is Class Like?
All you need is a yoga mat or beach towel. Other women bring weights to intensify certain moves, gloves for rough ground, and sunglasses to keep from going blind in the summer sun. Every class is different and designed to be challenging while fun and inclusive. Modifications are offered for everything. I gladly take those when I start to turn beat red. Think of interval training, with lots of changing moves and rotations.
Where are the classes to support CARITAS?
Park on Commonwealth Ave near Mary Munford Elementary. If it’s sunny, we’ll be getting sweaty by the soccer field/tennis courts (on Commonwealth Ave, closer to Cary St.) If it’s raining or wet, we’ll be getting sweaty at the covered pavilion by the Mary Munford playground (on Commonwealth, closer to Grove Ave.). We only cancel in the event of thunder and lightening.
I’ll try to be at most of the classes for this series to make everyone feel comfortable suffering. I’ll also take donations for CARITAS and answer any questions you have!