On Monday, April 18, 2016 Gold's Gym presents Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi in partnership with Gandhi's Be Magazine, Chattanooga "Be In The City," and Gandhi Global Center For Peace. A full day of events are scheduled at Gold's Gym Lee Highway (located at 6933 Lee Hwy. Chattanooga, Tenn. 37421).
The day will feature a special emphasis on physical wellness and mindfulness and Arun Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2016 will challenge the greater Chattanooga community to consider how we will "Be The Change" in our own lives and the community around us.
Schedule of Events for "Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2016" on Monday, April 18:
"A Morning of Meditation and Mindfulness"
Focusing on taking care of our members, mind, body and soul sponsored by the "Heart of Gold's" initiative and Arun Gandhi.
7:45-8:45 a.m. – “Spinning with Gandhi Class” GGXI spin class
8:30 a.m. - Foam rolling/Nerve gliding clinic - PT/GGXI clinic with a focus on workout recovery, ROM training
9:00 a.m. - Guided Meditation - Seminar about benefits of meditation and guided meditation
9:30 a.m. - "Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Gandhi" extended class, with LED candles in the basketball court
10:45 a.m. - Arun Gandhi leads meditation
"An Afternoon of Inspiration and Introduction to Nonviolence"
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Public Speaking Engagement: "Be The Change"
2:30-4:00 p.m. - Gandhian Circle & Nonviolence Workshop with Gold’s Gym Staff at Lee Highway, and including local schools/sports program staff and coaches attending as well.
The "Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2016" events at Gold's Gym will be open to the public, but space is limited. The public can reserve free tickets, now available for downloading and printing online at http://bemagazine1111.ticketleap.com/gandhi-visits-chattanooga-2016/, with one ticket per person for the day's events. Classes will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Arun Gandhi said, "I look forward to visiting Chattanooga for the Gold's Gym 'Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2016' to share my grandfather's message of nonviolence and to celebrate living a healthy life committed to mind, body, spirit, and community. This message is more timely now than ever, as we all have the opportunity to 'Be the change' we wish to see in our own lives, our community, and the world."
Gold's Gym presents "Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2016" in coordination with the launch of their local #HeartOfGold's campaign in partnership with Chattanooga "Be In The City" featuring regular blog and podcast episodes that tell the story of people who have "Strength with a #HeartOfGolds." The series recently profiled Lynelle Wright, a woman who lost her arm in a lawnmower accident at the age of three, and Amanda McAdams, a woman who suffered traumatic injuries when she was hit by an 18-wheeler and walks with a cane today. Both Wright and McAdams work out regularly at Gold's Gym Lee Highway location and inspire their trainers and fellow Gold's Gym clients to live every day with "Strength and a #HeartOfGolds."
Alicia Strange, Field Marketing Manager for Gold's Gym Southeast Division shared, “Gold’s Gym Chattanooga is so excited to be bringing this event to our city. We encourage everyone to join us on Monday, April 18 for this incredible moment with history. Take this day to reflect with us on all the things that make us strong - our bodies, minds, and our triumphant spirits. You will indeed leave this event recharged and equipped to 'BE the change' in both your own life and your community. Total body wellness begins with a commitment to self. Are you ready?”
Missy Crutchfield, Gandhi's Be Magazine and Gandhi Global Center For Peace said, "We are honored to be partnering with Gold's Gym for 'Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2016' as we celebrate the 'Heart of Gold's' campaign and share the inspiring stories of people with great strength and a 'Heart of Gold's.' We hope this full day of physical wellness, meditation, yoga, and conversations about embracing nonviolence in our lives with Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi will inspire the greater Chattanooga community and beyond to a higher calling of nonviolence, peace, and fully committing to a 'Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit, People, Planet, and Animals'."