On May 11th, in order to raise awareness of the fun ways women can get active , the American Cancer Society Choose You movement deployed “play teams” in Santa Monica, popping up in high traffic areas to encourage spontaneous physical activity.
The play teams were organized to help women have fun while getting active with nostalgic childhood toys, including the 80s famed Skip It, hoppity hop balls and double-dutch jump ropes.
A bunch of stars – including Jessica Stroup (90210), Dot Jones (GLEE), Josie Loren (Make it or Break it), Amy Paffrath (Jersey Shore After Show) and Genevieve Farrell (Angela Wright) – took part at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica to encourage women to “play” and put their health first!
Dot Jones channeled Coach Beiste and yelled “Get off your butt and CHOOSE YOU! CHOOSE PLAY!” Jessica Stroup showed her volley ball spiking skills and Amy Paffrath did a back handspring and a toe touch in the middle of the 3rd street promenade.
A recent survey found that 40 percent of women would be more physically active if it felt more like fun than like work, and the American Cancer Society hopes the Choose You 100,000 Acts of Play Challenge will inspire more women to find fun ways to get active. For more information on the Choose You movement, visit ChooseYou.com/Play.