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Supermodel Cycle: Sweating For The Boys and Girls Club

By May 16, 2014 No Comments

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Sure, looking great and staying fit is part of their job, but last night, models from Soul Artist Management including Chad White, Bryce Thompson, Tyson Beckford, Marcus Schenkenberg, Brian Shimansky and Justin Hopwood changed up their routine and sweat for a good cause. As they prepared for Supermodel Cycle, a charity ride at Flywheel TriBeCa to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America, we asked them their fitness secrets and why philanthropic work is so important to them.

BRIAN SHIMANSKY:
What’s your typical workout routine?
“I love mountain biking and trail riding. A typical workout for me involves lots of core and body weight exercises. Nutritionally, I love to cook with simple ingredients, lots of vegetables, wild game, fresh herbs, wild spices and good wine.”

What’s on your workout playlist?
“I’ve been going music-free these days, but songs by Eve 6, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Kid Rock will get me going.”

Have you participated in many philanthropic endeavors over the years? Why is the Boys and Girls Club important to you?
“I visited an orphanage in Kenya this past December operated by Arrive in Kenya. They rescue, shelter, feed, and educate orphans from Kisii. Since my visit, I’ve become more active with the organization.

As a provider of structure, shelter, education, and activities for kids, The Boys and Girls Club is a tremendous organization to help support.”

Tell us more about your work with Arrive in Kenya.
“During my visit I spoke with the kids and learned their stories and since made a contribution to improving the infrastructure of their land and facilities.”

BRYCE THOMPSON:
What’s your typical workout routine?
“Typically, I cycle, run and play paintball. I also have gym routine that helps keep my body strong and my mind focused.”

What’s on your workout playlist?
“For cycling and running, I use a high tempo beat, varying songs and paces to motivate through music. I set my pace as the beats speed up and peak.”

Why is the Boys and Girls Club important to you?
“As a South African, so many children in our country do not have the benefit of after school activities or safety through care. I feel that the Boys and Girls Club is important for giving youth a chance to make more of their time, help hard working parents, and create a more peaceful home environment when children get back to their families in the evenings.”

MARCUS SCHENKENBERG:
What’s your typical workout routine?
“I ride bikes once in a while; I try to change up my workouts so I don’t do the same thing all the time. I do a lot of strength training and end my workout with cardio. It can be anything from running to biking to using the StairMaster.”

What’s on your workout playlist?
“I work out to all different kinds of music. Sometimes I even listen to podcasts with some type of education like learning a new language. Not the most fun way, but it’s productive!”

Why is the Boys and Girls Club important to you?
“It’s a great way to help young children develop and help them reach their full potential and become good citizens.”

JUSTIN HOPWOOD:
What’s your typical workout routine?
“I really enjoying cycling and I try to ride up to 100 miles a week. It’s one of my main hobbies/workouts in New York!”

What’s on your workout playlist?
“I enjoy punchy motivating music, so at the moment I’m listening to Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar and Bloody Beetroots! Anything that gives you that little extra for a long ride.”

Have you participated in many philanthropic endeavors over the years? Why is the Boys and Girls Club important to you?
“I have helped out at God Loves, We Deliver, which is a nonprofit here in New York that helps people who are unable to feed themselves. Growing up, we always participated in Blisters for Bread which is a charity event in which you walk a full marathon barefoot for people who are unable to feed themselves. I think the Boys and Girls Club is a great cause because it provides young children the opportunity to be part of a family that they may not have, and it helps keeps them off the streets and out of trouble.”

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Thank you to the models and the riders who came to participate in the ride!

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