Health & Wellness: Cycling for Women in Sports

Olympian teams up with Flywheel to celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

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2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Sport Foundation Presiden Angela Hucles at Flywheel Dupont (Photo Courtesy of Flywheel)

2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Sport Foundation President Angela Hucles at Flywheel Dupont (Photo Courtesy of Flywheel Sports)

Last week, two-time Olympic gold medalist in soccer Angela Hucles headed to Capitol Hill on the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day to meet with government leaders including President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and advocate for policies to ensure equitable access to sports.

But before meeting about exercise, Hucles had a spin class of her own to attend. We joined the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) president at Flywheel Sports in Dupont for a high-intensity class that benefited D.C.’s underserved school sports programs and aimed to increase the growth of female athletic participation.

“Sport is a universal language,” Hucles tells us. “This collaboration gives us an opportunity to impact the lives of young girls through soccer–the world’s most popular sport–and one that changed my life.”
Top row (L - R) Rebecca Rockey (Flywheel Instructor), Bethanny Hendersib (Executive Director, DC Scores), Jacqueline Schoninger (Flywheel), Angela Hucles (2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Sport Foundation President), Aleia Naylor (VP of Marketing, WSF), Jessica Trevely (Grants Manager, DC Scores), Lindsay Hock (Digital & Social Marketing, WSF) Bottom Row (L - R) Son Nickey Oge (Facilities Manager, Flywheel Sports Dupont), Jackelyn Alvarado (Assistant Studio Manager, Flywheel Dupont), Alisa Holzer (Marketing Coordinator, Flywheel Sports Dupont/Philadelphia). (Photo Courtesy of Flywheel Sports)

Top row (L – R) , , , Angela Hucles, , and ; Bottom Row (L – R) , and  (Photo Courtesy of Flywheel Sports)

Flywheel raised and donated ultra-durable One World Futbols for use by select WSF programs, including GoGirlGo! and Sports 4 Life. Guests were able to purchase One World Futbols signed by the Olympian herself for $100. Representatives from DC SCORES were also there, always inspiring in its mission to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives with programs that combine soccer, poetry and service-learning.

“Flywheel partnering with Women’s Sports Foundation is a natural fit as not only do we strongly support an active way of life, we both share a passion in ensuring that a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle is not limited to anyone based on gender,” said instructor Rebecca Rockey, who led the morning class.

Learn more about the Women’s Sports Foundation and get involved at www.womenssportsfoundation.org

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