[2016-11-04] Olympic Champs Play JD2017 - THUMB


11/04/2016 12:00 PM

When Simone Biles and Aly Raisman first entered the room, you could almost hear the collective thoughts of everyone present as they resolved to do push-ups later. That kind of sudden and extreme motivation comes only from crossing paths with two of the most inspirational young women in America today – gold-medal-winning Olympic champions from the USA gymnastics team.

Personable, positive, and extremely driven, Biles and Raisman were the perfect fit to help us launch Just Dance 2017 on October 25 alongside Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization that works to enable all young people to reach their full potential.

The event provided a platform for Biles and Raisman to interact with school-aged children of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in New York City, giving 100 local youth the chance to meet the two medalists through a Just Dance 2017 workout and Q&A session. Attendees arrived with homemade signs and American flags in hand to greet and cheer on their Olympic heroes, exploding with applause as Biles and Raisman entered the room.

To get things started, the gymnasts spoke to the students about the importance of staying fit, and how using non-traditional methods can also support a positive mental fitness. The two then led the room through their favorite Just Dance 2017 tracks using the smartphone Controller App – “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” by Beyoncé, and “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” by Silento. The participants had a blast dancing along with Biles and Raisman, and went wild when some were invited to join the gymnasts onstage.

Read more about the event with Simone and Aly over in the Ubi-Blog Article!

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