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*With the notable exception of infomercial star and fitness guru Shawn T, black folks don’t show up on fitness videos often, and I’m told you don’t see us leading fitness classes, either.   (I don’t have first-hand knowledge of that, as the last time I was in a fitness class I was preoccupied, waiting for the lunch bell to ring.)  Most instructors that I’ve seen are way too young, way too perky, and way too white to really hold my attention.

According to USA Today, a new online fitness site, AcaciaTV, is trying to change that by offering a much more diverse group of instructors. Roughly half of them are African American or Asian, and a significant number of them are over 35. Some of them even know a thing or two about a drive-thru window, and come from careers and industries far from a gym.

In other words, they have much more in common with you and me.

Read more at EURThisNthat.