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Rebel Ride to host multiple Zoom workout classes benefiting CAO of WNY


Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm

Rebel Ride, an indoor cycling and fitness boutique in Amherst, is hosting four zoom workout classes this weekend benefiting The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO). Each class costs $10 and can be purchased online at rebelride.com.

The classes are part of Rebel Ride’s “Zoom Workouts for a Cause” supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. All proceeds will go to CAO’s center services and recreation department, which is committed to building vital and healthy communities through a variety of services such as advocacy and outreach, capacity-building, translation services and other initiatives that can strengthen citizen participation.

President and CEO of CAO L. Nathan Hare said the proceeds will help their center services locations continue to connect vital groups in the community such as block clubs, parents, schools, seniors, businesses and organizations with each other.

“We are thrilled to have a community partner like Rebel Ride showing such good will for a cause that is so important to Western New York,” Hare said. “This is such a positive way to not only promote health and wellness, but the value of bringing community assets together for a cause.”

Founder of Rebel Ride, Erika Brason said she wants the public to know these classes are for everyone.

“If you don't have a stationary bike at home for the cycle classes, hop on your treadmill, elliptical or otherwise,” she said. “The two other classes are for all levels of fitness and exercises can always be modified. Just grab a set of hand weights, or substitute with soup cans. It’s all about moving for the movement, and we want the focus to be a celebration of people coming together. Please join us!”

The zoom class schedule benefiting CAO is below:

Saturday, June 27

  • 8 a.m.: Yoga Pump with AJ
  • 9 a.m.: Rhythm Ride with Mo

Sunday, June 28

  • 8:30 a.m.: 30-Minute Express Circuit with George
  • 9 a.m.: Power Ride with Jenna

Rebel Ride features two studios under one roof and offers specialized classes for indoor cycling, and small group fitness incorporating TRX, Pilates and yoga-based classes. In addition, In-Trinity is a practice that combines yoga, Pilates and martial arts for a truly unique experience. Learn more at rebelride.com.

The Community Action Organization of WNY was designated in 1965 as the official antipoverty agency for Erie County with a mission to serve the unmet needs of the low income population. Today, CAO serves more than 50,000 families and individuals within Erie and Niagara counties through a variety of programs and services. Visit caowny.org for more information.

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