3/18/18 HEALTH AND FITNESS: Ulisses Williams Jr. The King Of Aesthetics

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2/19/18 (REPOST) O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Rapper Nelly’s Celebrity Workout

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2/16/18 (REPOST) O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Michael B. Jordan – Body Transformation From Creed To A Black Panther

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12/28/17 O&A NYC DANCE/HEALTH AND WELLNESS: The Village Elders Celebrate First Year In New Home

By Walter Rutledge

The Dance Of The Village Elders ended their first fall session at St. Philip’s Church with a performance and a party. The dance and fitness program, which began in 2010, was forced to disband in 2015. In February 2017 the program reorganized as a “Fitness Cooperative”, and relocated to St. Philip’s Church, 204 West 134th Street.

We didn’t have any funds, but we had the will to stay together; so money became the least important reason not to work together. St. Philip’s Church came to the rescue offering us space in the Harlem community, which kept to program accessible to many of our participants. On Thursday December 14 the “Ladies” presented a holiday celebration demonstration/performance to a standing room only crowd of family and friends. The 60 minute presentation, which included a warm up with audience participation, and performances by the Ladies and Three Jazz Kings (Andrew Damakakos, Bless Goode and Judah Marable) courtesy of the Dance Program at Harlem School of the Arts.

Dance Of The Village Elders- Santa Baby excerpt

The celebration continued the following Thursday, December 21, during our last class  Everyone brought a dish, and I shifted responsibilities from instructor to disc- jockey. This is always one of my favorite sessions it gives us an opportunity to fellowship. Everyone is relaxed and even more jovial than usual,  still reveling in the success of our performance a week earlier. 

We will resume classes on Thursday January 4, 2018 2- 3:30pm. The classes are free to the public and all are welcome. Have a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! We hope to see you in January. 


12/26/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Jason Derulo – The Best Training in One Video !!!

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12/13/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: African King: Alseny Arco Sylla Natural Muscle Monster

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11/29/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Bodybuilding Motivation- Top 6 Aesthetic Bodybuilders 2016- 2017

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11/17/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: 10 Strongest Athletes Who Look Like Bodybuilders

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11/14/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Michael B. Jordan – Body Transformation From Creed To A Black Panther

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11/8/17 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Lazar Angelov- Motivation

Lazar Angelov dedicated his life to bodybuilding since 2006. His  balanced physique and incredible definition has allowed him to  dominate both the sport of Bodybuilding, fitness modeling and personal training. Continue reading