The heroic GA congressman, John Lewis, speaking to the crowd at the 1st Annual World Fitness Day. Lewis risked his life, alongside Rev Martin Luther King, for civil rights and is called the "Conscience of Congress." Photo by Ron Alston/HotlantaHeadshots.com
That’s Debbie Allen on the left. She starred in the TV series "Fame" and is about to release her first exercise DVD, "Salas Downsize"
with Congressman John Lewis
I’m with CNN’s medical correspondent, the wonderful Dr Sanjay Gupta who opened the event
Here’s some of the A team
Billy Blanks and his daughter, Shelley
Georgia youth working out with Richard
teens with Billy
All of us signing autographs when it was all over. I asked everyone who came by what they thought about the event and how they heard about it. They all wanted to come next year. I was surprised how many of the women said they watched their mothers do "Jane fonda" with my video tapes in the ‘70s and ‘80s and now it’s their turn to get fit with me
The Pointer Sisters performing their iconic songs that we all worked out to in the ‘80s.
Here’s most of the group—the "A" team—who worked out at the Dome and then, because they were the biggest team, went to dinner with me. We had a blast. Some are from Atlanta, some came from Maryland and Utah. The dinner with the "A" team was at Aja, a modern asian kitchen in Buckhead Atlanta, and also made possible by Grey Goose and Conjure.
This is Jerri Timothy who runs a fitness center in Price, Utah. It was her anniversary and her gorgeous husband let her come to dinner anyway while he waited nearby. (he could have come but didn’t know it!). She does Billy Blanks boot camp training which she says is truly arduous.
Me with Jason Sellards of the Scissor Sisters
The dinner with the "A" team was at Aja, a modern asian kitchen in Buckhead Atlanta, and also made possible by Grey Goose and Conjure.