A Black mother-daughter team in Atlanta, Ga. is trying to debunk the myth that Black women are averse to exercise with a new workout video that declares “Black Girls Workout Too!”

Ellen and Lana Ector, Atlanta-based fitness instructors, have parlayed their popular group training classes into a 45-minute workout video that women can use at home.

“Curves are good…in the right places! Statistics show that 4 out of 5 African American women are overweight or obese and we have to change that!” the pair says of their motivation on the fitness video’s website.

The Ectors, who are 60 and 23, respectively, are the forces behind Gymnetics Fitness, an exercise studio that offers a variety of group and personalized workout regimes, including nutritional guidance, for women of all ages.

The fitness video, the site says, features actual clients—not models—who have lost a combined weight of almost 400 pounds, making the DVD more accessible.

“These Gymnetics ‘GEMS’ show you how the everyday women can turn into a true superwoman with hard work and determination,” according to a message on the website.

“Black Girls Workout Too!” costs $25 plus shipping and can be purchased from the Ectors’ website http://blackgirlsworkouttoo.com/.

Zenitha Prince

Special to the AFRO