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A former fitness competitor, Ebony Andrews, is director of strategic programming and production for GirlTrek, a health, empowerment and social justice movement for black women centered on walking.

1 training week

Washington DCMay 2021

The details

“For me, it’s being active, self-care, survival and joy!” Ebony told POPSUGAR. “It is as necessary for my happiness as it is for my health.” Ebony describes this as a central philosophy of her life and her work with GirlTrek, explaining: “I was built to move, explore and seek adventure, and I really am best when I stay true to it.” For exercise, Ebony chooses activities that feel good or pique her curiosity, both “traditional” workouts and beyond, and love getting into “random” adventures on the weekends. (This week: kayaking!)

Continue reading for a close look at a week of Ebony training.