The number one excuse women, particularly black women, use for not working out is their hair do’s. I have girlfriends who want to lose weight but just don’t want to sweat out their hairstyles. While I understand the idea that a woman wants to look nice and have her hair intact, I also think that not taking care of our bodies is no longer an option. In other words, we’ve got to find a way to have lasting hairstyles and be active at the same time.
There seems to be a saving grace; an answer on the horizon. Nicole Ari Parker’s Save Your Do GymWrap, aims to provide women with a way to stay active and fit while maintaining their hair do’s.
“I was inspired by my own unbelievable ridiculous cycle of not working out because I wanted my hair to stay “done” looking,” Parker said. “My girlfriends all did the same thing. The surgeon general, Dr. Regina Benjamin, released a statement about the state of emergency that black women’s health statistics had reached. This statement set a fire under me. As an African-American, I wanted to really make this GymWrap at least a small part of the solution.”
The stylish wrap is machine washable and designed with open ties for a personalized fit. What’s more awesome about the product is that your money is going to a good place. Ten percent of the proceeds are contributed to Sophie’s Voice, a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase the quality of life for those living with spina bifida and raise awareness of its prevention.
I had to ask Parker about her workout routine. I’m sure all of you are wondering if the GymWrap really works. Here is her workout:
Monday: lower body workout
Tues: upper body
Weds: just cardio
“I work out a little bit 5 days a week. I do “splits” meaning I split the exercises up for different body parts.” She says that her hair is nearly completely dry after her workout and then she just flatirons or curls and go.
What? I remember having to rinse or wash my hair after each workout when I first started exercising and my workouts were more intense.
I sure hope that this GymWrap would inspire those of you who haven’t been active to get in the swing of things. Your health is so important and worth it!
For more information on the Save Your Do GymWrap visit http://saveyourdo.com.