BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham city officials say they have assembled 80 percent of the land needed for a downtown baseball stadium and redevelopment district through land swaps with UAB and contracts on three privately owned sites.
If you haven’t heard of Zumba® Fitness, you must live under a rock. With classes all over the world and late night infomercials, it’s hard not to know that this 10-year program is the latest fitness craze! What you may not know is that Zumba® Fitness has five specialty programs, one that is causing quite the splash around town.
On Saturdays at 1pm, you can find licensed Zumba® Instructors Ashley Harris and Neki Garrett teaching Aqua Zumba® at Wallace Pool on the Lakeshore Foundation campus in Homewood. Accompanied by fun upbeat music, Aqua Zumba® makes exercising seem like a pool party, incorporating the same fun upbeat music as in land Zumba® classes and offers the same or even better benefits as exercising on land.
The fitness benefits you find on land exists in Aqua Zumba®, such as muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, caloric expansion and muscle flexibility. By being in the water, there are additional benefits, lower impact on joints and bones and higher resistance for muscle toning resulting in a higher workout intensity compared to land exercise and a full body massage from the water around you. Those are just a few of the benefits exercising in water provides.
Aqua Zumba® classes attract people of all ages and fitness levels. Only your torso is submerged in the water, so there is no requirement to know how to swim since the water is at chest level. Water shoes are encouraged so they can provide support and traction and protection from the pool floor.
All you have to do is ADD WATER! If you interested in trying Aqua Zumba® classes, contact Ashley Harris at (205) 212-4697 and ZumbaFitnessWithAshley@Gmail.com or Neki Garrett at (205) 249-6561 and ZumbaNeki@Gmail.com. Summer class will continue through the end of August. You can also visit www.Zumba.com to see if there is a Aqua Zumba® class near you. For a quick video teaser on the Aqua Zumba® program, click on http://youtu.be/ajv8AMBNwsY.
Hosted by Supreme and introducing the Cupid Models this show will take place on Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 3pm – 7pm.
The Boutwell Exhibition Hall – 1930 8th Avenue North – Birmingham, AL.
$10 Donation, $15 at the door.
Food and door prizes included.
For more information contact Shunda Milhouse at (205) 356-3743.
On to the point. For this article, I will talk about the relationship shopping cart. During our day to day grind, we seem to forget about the needs of others. For a balanced meal, it takes meats, vegetables, fruits and grains. In a relationship, it is essentially the same. You must have love, care, respect and be nurturing. These are of course just a few.
Now, when any of these areas is out of whack, the relationship suffers. Just like with eating, the body becomes weak when certain needs aren’t met. Just because you’ve eaten doesn’t mean you will become full. Your state of health and energy output is greatly proportionate to the caliber of food you put in it. You simply can’t eat candy all day and think you’ll function well.
Just like in relationships, you can’t pay compliments all day and not show any affection. Another example is that you can’t have cut off communication and be hopelessly in love. These statements are absolutely contradictory.
Even more important is to find out what the person truly needs. Because our bodies are made differently, what works for me may not work for someone else. This is where it all goes back to communication.
Sometimes you physically have to ask. “Honey, what do you require in this relationship”? There is absolutely no shame in not knowing. The only shame is not paying attention. When someone tells you that they don’t like something, don’t keep giving it to them. Likewise, if they tell you they enjoy something, give it to them!
A wise person fills up the shopping cart with items that both will enjoy. There is no need in being selfish, because you have to remember you’re splitting the bill.
A selfish person only stocks items they like and believes that the other person will eat what you give them so as to not starve.
The problem with the above statement is that you aren’t the only source on the planet. As long as they’re more options for food, you’re going to be leaving the door open for someone else to feed them.
Natural preservation will always prevail. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re the only market.
Birmingham, AL – Whosoever Ministries –Whosoever Ministries today announced that it will be launching it’s first ever event at the Boutwell Auditorium. Whosever Ministries is the largest youth movement in America. The Basement is a popular ministry event in Birmingham, AL led by evangelist Matt Pitt that attracts thousands of people each service.
Pitt launched The Basement in 2004 after a shape-up-or-ship-out ultimatum from his parents and what he describes as “a dramatic encounter with God in his parent’s basement.” Described by some as part church service, concert, and club, The Basement attracts thousands of people from all walks of life to Birmingham’s Church of the Highlands on the last Tuesday of every month to hear messages from Pitt along with live Christian Hip Hop music performed by local artists and some of the biggest names in Christian music.
“A lot of teenagers and young adults are turned off by religion, and I know because I was one of them,” says Pitt. “I want to reach people who are struggling– just like I was – and who feel like they’ve been forsaken. My past should have led me straight to jail or the grave. If God can save me, He can save anyone. We’re going to bring young people the truth of the Gospel and at the same time, have fun while we’re doing it. “
The ministry also offers programs for, high school and college students in the Birmingham area and has gained widespread support throughout Birmingham for tackling tough issues such as teen violence and drug use, school drop out rates, and binge drinking among college students. Whosoever Ministries also works closely with local and national congregations and pastors to curb the tide of young people leaving the church. Whosoever Ministries is also taking The Basement on the road, first stops are Atlanta and Myrtle Beach, For more information visit http://www.thebasementonline.com .
Birmingham Health Care leads project to provide services to Latino families.
Birmingham, Ala., July 25, 2011 — Birmingham Health Care in conjunction with AIDS Alabama, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and Virginia College will host a dual Health and Back-to-School Fair on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church located at 2 Xavier Circle, Birmingham, Alabama 35213 from 12:00p.m. until 4:00p.m.
The focus of the fair is to provide Birmingham Metropolitan area Latino children and their families access to the health care and school supplies needed to start a successful academic year. Participating agencies will provide free immunizations and free health screenings to all attendees. Children who receive health screenings will also receive a free backpack with school supplies. If you would like to donate school supplies, kindly contact Jean Hernandez at (205) 324-9822 for drop-off sites.
Food and drinks will be provided for participants.
For more information contact
Jasmine Reyes, Director Nigel T. Weatherspoon, Director of Education
Birmingham Health Care AIDS Alabama
Office: (205) 453-0938 Office: (205) 324-9822
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Also drop by BamaLoveSoul.com and get the latest on Kindred and their great music.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Birmingham City Council is set to vote Tuesday morning on a lease to create an eastern-area recreation complex on the Jefferson State Community College campus.
The $1 lease with the college would give the city 99 years to occupy 45 acres including a recreation center and sporting fields.
The lease agreement is part of Mayor William Bell’s plan to cancel the planned Apple Valley Recreation Center off Center Point Parkway and shift the location to an existing building at Jefferson State. Under the new plan, the city will acquire that property and renovate it using $1.2 million of the $2.5 million originally proposed for the recreation center. The $1.3 million saved will finance additional projects. Bell said putting the center at Jefferson State will serve more people and cut costs.
Birmingham’s Natural Hair Community is alive and well…now it’s time to move that momentum forward. I’m excited at the number of you hosting gatherings and moving into true you acceptance. In fact, we just hosted a meet and greet breakfast as part of the Birmingham Naturalistas meetup group. The dialogue was riveting and awe-inspiring.
As you continue to awaken to all the possibilities of being true naturalistas, I want to continue to ignite a forward momentum in this community. I will seize every opportunity that comes available in the Magic City to educate, motivate and inspire you to love your natural tresses. But, I will also take this “I Love My Own Hair” movement to other cities in our state and nation. The momentum is there and I know solidly that my adopted hometown backs me 100%. Other Alabama cities must be represented and inspired. Other cities across our nation need leaders in this movement. And those who are already leading natural hair meetup models need support, and I will lend it.
So, here’s part of my expanded mission:
*I will continue the mission to push education and self-love with the growth of my non-profit “I Love My Own Hair” in Alabama and beyond. I will use this to provide more resources to natural hair lovers.
*I will host and participate in natural hair meetups across Alabama and the nation. I will be a presenter at meetups in Gadsden, Atlanta and Orlando and support gatherings in other cities.
*I will continue to write inspiring articles for my Web site, other online blogs and local, regional and national magazine publications. In addition to partnering with Urbanham, my partnerships also include CurlyNikki.com. Check out her site, you won’t be disappointed.
Those are the major goals that will produce major results. Again, I recognize I cannot do it alone. I need your support.
- You can like my Facebook page and suggest it to friends www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHairDiva.
- You can visit my Web site www.thenaturalhairdiva.com.
- You can follow me on Twitter @Ilovemyownhair.
Great things are in store. Are you ready Birmingham? I know I am…
***Article written by Keisa “The Natural Hair Diva” Sharpe. Sign up for more blog posts at www.thenaturalhairdiva.com, follow her on Facebook.com/TheNaturalHairDiva and on Twitter @Ilovemyownhair for more hair inspiration and events.
What you can expect from us:
• Secure stations
• Retail commission
• Modern, professional environment
• Online booking for your clients
• Access to real time scheduling via your personal Smartphone (no more handwritten, illegible appointment books)
• Towel service
• Free Parking
• Complimentary beverage and snack service for clients
• Easy access and convenient location — we are located blocks away from UAB, Railroad Park, CiTYViLLE BLOCK 121 and BBVACompass Headquarters
• Access to relevant continuing education, photo shoots and community events
What we expect from you:
• Be properly licensed
• Demonstrate exceptional customer relations
• Established clientele preferred, not required
• Be highly self-motivated
• Possess a current and professional personal style
• Work well in a team-based setting
Our salon is committed to teamwork and personalized growth. This is a BOOTH RENTAL opportunity. Commission positions are NOT currently available. If this is a career opportunity that interests you please contact us via email at email@example.com with your resume and contact information.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE so that we may focus on our clients. If you meet the requirements, we will contact you for an interview.