Announcements · Music · Virtual Reality · Workouts · Feb 09, 2023
Celebrate Black History Month with Litesport
February is Black History Month and to celebrate, we’re launching new content in Litesport all month long. Every week this month, look out for brand-new Punch Track, Mitt Drill, and Total Body workouts that put black artists, music, and trainers front and center.
With these new releases, you can join us in the ring to honor the lives and legacy of influential artists and labels who helped pave the path for a lot of the music we listen to today. It’s a celebration of funk, Motown, R&B, soul, pop, and rap by artists who inspire and empower us.
Ready to glove up and join us in the ring? Here’s what to look out for this month:
Brand-New Black History Month Trainer Classes
Join Trainers GW and Aliyah as they lead you through Total Body or Mitt Drill workouts in honor of Black History Month. You’ll sweat, laugh, and tell stories together as you work out with artists near and dear to Aliyah and GW’s hearts.
Get ready to master your punches and box it out to the beat of tracks from Kool & The Gang, The Marvelettes, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, Salt-N-Pepa, Mary Wells, DMX, Eve, Lil Wayne, and more—artists spanning several decades whose music continues to inspire and motivate us today.
And throughout each Mitt Drill or Total Body workout, GW and Aliyah will share stories about the songs that influenced them the most. Like how Aliyah has memorized every word of Lil Wayne’s “A Milli”. Or how she remembers her uncle and older brother blasting the Ruff Ryders’ Anthem as they boxed in their garage.
Back then, Aliyah was told to go “play with her dolls”. But today, Aliyah and GW are teaching you how to show up for yourself in the ring as you squat, march, slip, roll, jab, cross, and rack up points on the speed bag. It’ll be hard not to move to the music as you go as fast and as hard as you can in these power-packed workouts.
Here are the release dates of these new Black History Month-themed classes going live on Litesport this month:
- Feb 14th: 4 Song Total Body: Black History Month Edition with Aliyah
- Feb 17th: 4 Song Mitt Drill: Black History Month Edition with Aliyah
- Feb 21st: 4 Song Total Body: Black History Month Edition with GW
- Feb 24th: 4 Song Mitt Drill: Black History Month Edition with GW
Motown Monday Punch Tracks
Every Monday this month we’re also releasing a new track from the legendary Motown Records. Motown Records is a famous American record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1958. It started as Tamla Records in Detroit and quickly became the largest and highest-earning black American-owned enterprise in the United States music industry.
It’s known as one of the most successful soul music labels, and it played a historic role in skyrocketing black music and artists into mainstream popularity. Some of its most famous early-day artists included The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson Five, and more.
And we’re bringing Motown Records to Litesport. Experience the upbeat, jazz-influenced soul music that topped the charts across the 60s and 70s with these Motown Punch Track throwbacks, going live on Litesport every Monday:
- Feb 6th: "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by The Temptations
- Feb 13th: "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
- Feb 20th: “It Takes Two” by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
- Feb 27th: "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
And the record label, now owned by the Universal Music Group, is still going strong. The label features many of the top hip-hop, R&B, and rap artists of today like City Girls, Diddy, Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, and more.
Box along to these modern Motown Punch Tracks live in the app today:
- "MAGIC" by Vince Staples (Feat. Mustard)
- "Poland" by Lil Yachty
- “HOTEL LOBBY" by Quavo & Takeoff
Join the celebration by tagging us in your videos as you box to the beat of these influential artists and brand-new Motown tracks. And don’t forget to join us on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and our blog for even more release updates and announcements, plus interviews with Trainers GW and Aliyah on what Black History Month means to them.
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