What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Conveniently located in Brookhaven on the campus of Oglethorpe University. [We have a ratio of] 5-to-1 campers to camp staff [for] personalized instruction.
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
Athletic shoes, shorts, T-shirt, water bottle, kneepads (can be provided). Personal lunch or money for the dining Hall. We will provide the balls, nets, additional training equipment, instruction, and the fun!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Connection with our community and [to] grow the volleyball program in the immediate area.
What do you love most about your job?
We love playing and coaching volleyball!
When Tracey Pearson was growing up, she loved riding her skateboard and playing sports as much as she loved wearing pink dresses and ribbons, thus earning the nickname "Prissy Tomboy." Today, she empowers pre-teen and teenage girls to do the same as the founder and CEO of Prissy Tomboy Athletics, fostering a noncompetitive environment where girls can be themselves and have fun while developing a passion for fitness. She leads little ladies on all types of fitness excursions, ranging from rock climbing and mountain biking to yoga and Zumba in the park.
Students should bring: Water
Average class length: One hour
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Saidah Kinerman, Instructor/Owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
I offer a variety of different exercises to meet all fitness levels. I believe the most important thing is self efficacy. It is my goal that everyone participating in class will be able to complete at least one exercise well. There is also a lot of peer support from other class members and encouragement from the instructor.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Definitely, most of the music that is played in class is pop and today's top hits. Mainly upbeat current tunes.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This class combines cycling with core routines and high intensity water workouts. I relocated from California where fitness fusion is common. This class is offered in the world-renowned Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, is convenient, and offers a total body workout.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Robert Herzog dropped off his laundry, picked up his mail, and took the local C train to work instead of the express A train. When he arrived for work at the north World Trade Center tower that morning, nearly 300 of his coworkers were dead. Stunned by his inexplicable escape from death, Herzog battled through his trauma by focusing on the good things in his life. Earlier that year, he met his wife-to-be playing coed softball. He had enjoyed the league but felt he could do better. Tempered by the sense of charity and community that was so ubiquitous after September 11, he opened ZogSports—a sports league that donates 10% of its profits to charity—in 2002.
Since then, leagues have spread from New York and the northeast out to Atlanta and the Twin Cities. Casual competitors in their 20s and 30s team up in touch-football leagues and indoor-volleyball leagues, making new friends on the field, at postgame happy hours, and at preseason press conferences.
When teams sign up for ZogSports's leagues, they choose a charity to represent. From there, teams compete to win the league championship, come up with the funniest team name, or order the most drinks at the bar after the game, all of which earn them money for their charity of choice. To date, the company has donated more than $1.5 million to various charities.