…African American women have lower 5-year survival rates and die from the disease more than any other race.

Ector co-owns Gymnetics Fitness and gymJUICE in Atlanta, GA and has released a fitness DVD series, Black Girls Workout Too!, with her daughter Lana. They even have a new DVD called Ector-Cize that really gets your body moving.

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Ellen also organizes walks for adults with diabetes and trains kids in track, field, and cross-country running — basically, she wants to help people from all walks of life learn to take care of their bodies.

“We’ve had kids come up to us telling us that we’ve helped their mom lose weight and we love that. It’s amazing. But we still try to stay humble because we have so much more work to do out there.”

To purchase any of their DVD’s or find out about their locations, click here.

63-Year-Old Grandmother Quits 20-Year Job For Fitness  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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