First of all, what is booty barre and second, who is Jada?
Booty barre is a rigorous form of exercise that combines a stationary handrail (as in ballet barre) with an exercise routine. Booty barre classes are regularly scheduled on the island and are run by Margaret Peters Lamp. One of the regulars attending the class was Jada Shigley. Jada is known to many on Marco Island as an employee of the Marco Island Marriott, she is on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers countless hours to various organizations and events, particularly those that involve area children.
Recently, Jada was diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing a series of harsh chemotherapy treatments. “Jada was one of the first people I met when I first moved to Marco Island 21 years ago. Everyone loves Jada, and my students love booty barre, so when contemplating how we could help, it was a natural; a booty barre benefit!” If you would like to getsome exercising in while raising money for a good cause, Saturday, May 16th starting at 11:00 AM, Margaret will be holding successive 45 minute booty barre sessions with 15 minute breaks in between. Drop in to Marco Fitness, Healthy Body Fitness at 860 Bald Eagle Drive Unit 5. Like an open house, you can stay for just a few minutes or stay for all the sessions, it is only $20.00 regardless. Drinks and snacks, veggie platters and finger sandwiches, provided.
A silent auction will also be held, like the booty barre, all proceeds will benefit Jada Shigley’s medical expenses. Silent Auction items include restaurants, hair salon, booze basket, movie tickets, two-night stay at an island hotel, massage, personal training sessions (three by Margaret), Marco Fitness Club goodies including massage, Botox, and so much more! “There are MANY great items in the auction so be sure to come by to find out more. A great group of ladies helped pull this all together! They’re awesome and it is all for one of our own!”