Yale graduate, pro golfer and fitness activist, Andia Winslow is putting a healthy yet educational spin on Black History Month. The granddaughter of the late Colonel Robert V. Winslow, a Tuskegee Airman and proud US Air Force serviceman, Winslow knows the importance of carrying on legacy.
Every day we’re losing more and more legacy makers — and their stories are being forgotten. Our goal is to pay tribute to these people through the work of the human body.
Winslow’s passion for fitness and celebrating Black History come to life in The Legacy Workout, a dynamic series of movements inspired by athletes, leaders, soldiers and other legends past, which she is co-creator of.
The Legacy Workout is dedicated to the memory of bodies of work. Of bodies at work. And at play. Of minds committed to mining greatness, to combating injustice, to insuring a future for future bodies, and minds. The Legacy Workout is dedicated to legacy makers past, present and future. The black body. The celestial body. The empowered human body, in motion.
This inspirational workout takes fitness enthusiasts on an artful and beautifully depicted exercise routine that pays homage to those who have paved the way – featuring movements such as Tuskegee fly sit-ups, Buffalo Soldier High Knees, Thurgood Marshall-inspired shoulder raises, Jackie Robinson-inspired fast feet, and House Cleaners – symbolizing the labor-intense job of cleaning floors by hand, a task often given to female slaves.
Each movement reflects a person, a people, or a point in time — an era. Because they dreamed us, because they dreamed of a better place for us -and for themselves- we owe them. We owe it to ourselves to do/be better. To be caretakers of our bodies without which we cannot persist; we cease to exist. Infinity is our limit.
As stated by Winslow on her website, The Fit Cycle, “this is tribute” indeed; a unique way to honor our history.