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    Getting fit with Catholic Sisters in El Salvador

    Day 57

    Everyday We’re Hustlin

    The Apopa Youth Center is run by a group of spunky and hardworking Catholic Sisters. It’s a place where everyone is welcome. A place where you can unwind, be yourself – and also, get fit.

    Every day in the afternoons, the Sisters host an aerobics class for moms. They don’t have many outlets to concentrate on their health – to spend an hour just for themselves. And that’s what the Sisters provide.

    When we asked the kids at the center how they’d do even more to keep their moms coming, they had an idea…more workout gear!


    Right now, the ladies workout on the hard, tiled floor, with just a stick or a broom to use for gear. “They could really use things like weights, jump rope, yoga mats, and bands,” said the kids.

    And, the kids had another idea…what if we surprised the moms with their new equipment just before class? So they organized some chairs, sat their moms down, and one by one they brought up the equipment, explaining what each was for.

    They were so proud and excited to announce the gift, tickled at their idea for the big reveal. “This is a small gesture, but it’s to show how much we appreciate you,” said Jefferson Raphael, one of our youth leaders. “We are showing our love!”

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