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Sisters in Shape sponsers various types of exercise classes at the SIS Fitness Gym in Philadelphia. Each class features a top group fitness instructor from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Please see the class schedule by clicking on "SIS schedule" in the menu at the left..

Sisters in Shape is available to participate in various events, i.e., health fairs, fitness expos, group discussions, conferences, community activities etc. We offer lectures on the essentials of fitness as well as exercise classes for all populations. Please call us at (215)329-TONE or send an e-mail at sisnshape@aol.com.

Founder of SIS, Melanie Marchand

SIS Core Members

Left to right (back row): Selina Rosato, Tara Derby, Adrienne Brown, Melanie Marchand, Crystal Brown, Gena Carlton, Roslyn Thomas, Front row: Helen Booker, Carla Batson

Jeannine Osayande & Daryl Kwasi Burgee lead SIS Members in high-spirited African dance class

Chef Davis demonstrates cooking techniques and shares recipes with SIS members at Healthy Holiday Cooking Demo following SIS African dance class

Aerobics with Melanie

SIS members enjoying aqua aerobics

Belly Dancing with Valerie

New SIS Members

Dr Risa Lavizzo Mourey with Melanie Marchand

The ABC's of Heart Disease SIS Workshop

Sisters In Shape workout at the NBC 10 Fit Fest, April 2001

Dr. Sonia Sanchez at the SIS Annual fitness Symposium

Core Members pose at the Annual Fitness Symposium

Melanie instructing a class at the Annual Fitness Symposium

Sisters In Shape workout at the NBC 10 Fit Fest, 2002

Carla Batson

Lecturer, registered dietician Alice Johnson, R.D.

Angelia Nelson, a SIS core team member

Conference planning committee

Core team member - Crystal Brown

A chiropractor, Paul providing free spinal exams

Vendor - Chic Afrique

2003 Annual Fitness Symposium


Fitness tip of the week:

Fitness Tip: Don't skimp on drinking your water.......Here's why: Water can increase your energy level Water improves digestion and increases fat burning Water makes your skin look radiant Water can lower your risk of kidney stones, heart disease and cancers of the colon, bladder, urinary tract and breast.

This week's tip courtesy of Christine Palumbo, R.D. and Govind Chandra, medical Director of Rush-Copley Cancer Center in Illinois.


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