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Meet and Greet the #ShazzyFit Challenge Team

Let's celebrate Day 5 of the #ShazzFit Challenge by taking a moment to meet and greet the team that comprises Shazzy Fitness, Kristy McCarley, CEO supported by Fitness and Dance Instructors Leslie Alison, Apollo Levine and Vera Musgrove.  

Kristy McCarley, (center right) always had a passion for learning. She holds a degree in engineering from Howard University, a graduate engineering degree from the University of Virginia and 20 years of IT & management experience. After her full-time management position was eliminated in 2011, Kristy decided to pursue an idea she had been contemplating for years to develop a revolutionary fun and funky hip-hop dance fitness video series that complements the busy lifestyle of today’s Christian. Kristy is a child of God, devoted wife and mother, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and deeply committed to spreading the good news of Christ's unconditional love.

Leslie Alison, (far left) former captain of the Atlanta Hawks Dance Team and back-up stage performer for MC 
Hammer, is the owner of Classix Dance Productions, a dance-fitness company for seniors, ages 50+, and 
home to Atlanta’s official senior dance team, the ATL Silver Classix Crew. Leslie’s team performs for various professional sporting events, such as the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves games, spreading the joy of dance to all ages. Leslie’s faith has always been an important part of her life. As a child she grew up in Birmingham, Alabama very involved with church youth-group activities. At a young age she danced with a Christian ballet company, frequently dancing in church as a form of worship. Leslie was ultimately accepted to numerous professional ballet programs including Boston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. In 2010, Leslie was selected as one of Jezebel Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans, and has been featured on numerous radio & television broadcasts, morning shows and print publications.

Apollo Levine, (center left) is a professional actor, performer, choreographer, dancer and music artist. Apollo has worked on several notable shows with various theatre houses including Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Smokey Joe's CafĂ©, just to name a few. Growing up the son of a preacher, Apollo learned the importance of seeking God and living a faith-filled life from the time he was born. Although originally from Louisiana, Apollo spent much of his youth living in Indiana, where received his minister’s license 
when he was just 15 years old. This talented performer has coached and choreographed in the world of competitive cheerleading on a national level, and also spent two years as the dance captain and lead choreographer of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats dance team. He brings a unique, explosive and energetic style he calls “Urban Rock”, to his choreography and his music and when not choreographing Shazzy Fitness routines, he continues to be one of the most popular urban dance instructors in the Atlanta area. 

Vera Musgrove, (far right) a five-year veteran and former captain of the A-Town Dancers of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, received Christ at an early age and grew in her faith as a long-time member of Zion Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Vera has over 20 years of dance training and performing experience and has taught a range of classes, and performed for recording artists and special events including Purple Ribbon Artists, Bobby Valentino and the BET Hip Hop Awards. In December 2011, Vera completed a tour with 
the theatrical production called DRUMLine Live! She was the dance captain for the show which has travelled nationally and internationally. In 2012, Vera completed a show run as a cast member and the dance captain of the Pop 40 and Rhythm & Grooves stage shows at Six Flags Over Georgia. When Vera is not leading Shazzy viewers in Christian hip hop fitness dances, she teaches a variety of beginner and 
master dance and fitness classes including ballet, tap and jazz to young dancers throughout the Atlanta area.

Today's #ShazzyFit Challenge Day 5 Workout is Bring It!

Stay tuned for my pics and posts on my/our #ShazzyFit Challenge. For more information about the Shazzy Fitness DVD's please visit here and check out MoveGrooveAmen for more videos, healthy living advice and fitness tips. Are you up for the challenge? Let's Bring It!

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