ERIN OPREA AND KELSEA BALLERINI SWEAT IT OUT FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES
INAUGURAL ACM WORKOUT FOR A CAUSE RAISES $5,000!!!
Celebrity trainer ERIN OPREA and her superstar client KELSEA BALLERINI got muscles firing under the Las Vegas sunshine Saturday morning (4/14) during the first-ever ACM Workout for a Cause: Erin Oprea Unleashed Tour, raising $5,000 for ACM’s philanthropic arm Lifting Lives.
In front of an enthusiastic crowd of participants, Oprea and Ballerini led an hour-long workout featuring some of Oprea’s signature exercises that keep clients including Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, and more in peak-performance shape.
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Attendees re-fueled with samples from Vital Proteins and BlenderBottle, and trainers from local fitness club TruFusion led an engaging warm up. After the event, VIP ticket holders enjoyed a guilt-free happy hour to mingle with Oprea while sampling sweet treats from Russell Stover and sips from Sonoma-Cutrer wine.
ABOUT ERIN OPREA: Celebrity trainer, author, and former U.S. Marine Erin Oprea serves as the personal trainer to some of the fittest names in music, including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Lindsay Ell, and many more. A nine-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Oprea made history when she was appointed to lead the first female platoon attached to the infantry in a war zone. The fitness expert serves on People’s Health Squad and her calorie-torching workouts have been featured on Good Morning America and E!, as well as in Women’s Health, Self, Vogue, Glamour, and more. Her revolutionary fitness and nutrition guide, The 4x4 Diet, is available now.
For more information, visit opreapersonalfitness.com.
ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI: Applauded as GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the Black River Entertainment artist’s acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY takes listeners on an intimate journey of loss, life, and love. The 12-track compilation – all written or co-written by Ballerini – features the GOLD-certified, #1 hit “Legends” and current chart-rising single “I Hate Love Songs.” She's currently on THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, following her sold-out first headlining tour, THE FIRST TIME TOUR (2016). The record-breaker skyrocketed to stardom after releasing PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan” – from her GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME. Ballerini is the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album. As spotted on “Best Dressed” lists, the style maven appeared in a multi-page fashion spread in Cosmopolitan’s March 2018 issue, with several other high profile looks: Billboard Magazine’s GRAMMY preview issue; Forbes’ “30 Under 30” class; and People Magazine’s “Beauty at Every Age” list in their iconic World’s Most Beautiful issue. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter," Ballerini has received the esteemed ASCAP Vanguard Award, CMT Next Women of Country’s Impact Award, Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of the Year, ACM Honor’s Gene Weed Milestone Award, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards plus several breakthrough female awards from ACM and CMT. She’s vying for Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards airing live May 20 on NBC.
ABOUT ACM LIFTING LIVES®: ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
ABOUT VITAL PROTEINS®: Vital Proteins' whole food-based, collagen-boosting collection was created to nourish those who seek a life without limits and a path to natural, youthful vibrancy. Vital Proteins' products are all-natural sources of essential proteins and nutrients made with the highest quality clean label ingredients. Get the most out of every day with great tasting collagen-based nutrition that promotes overall health and wellness from the inside out.
For additional information on Vital Proteins, please contact: Shannon Race / 224.544.9110 ext. 7630 / firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT SONOMA-CUTRER: Sonoma-Cutrer has been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed Russian River Valley growing region of Sonoma County, California. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards utilizes proprietary cooling tunnels designed specifically to preserve the highest quality grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are individually-selected to fit the winemakers’ needs. All Sonoma-Cutrer wines can be purchased at the Sonoma-Cutrer winery as well as through the wine club, Club Cutrer. For more information about our wines, how to purchase or to join Club Cutrer, please visit www.sonomacutrer.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/sonomacutrervineyards.
ABOUT BLENDERBOTTLE: Founded in 2000, the BlenderBottle Company is a privately held manufacturer of premium and innovative products that help simplify everyday life. The company’s patented and best-selling products have been hailed by Good Morning America, Reader’s Digest, Self, the Today Show, Men’s Fitness and others as some of the “hottest new products” on the market. BlenderBottle products are available in 70 countries worldwide, and in over 70,000 retail locations in the U.S. alone, including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, Whole Foods, Amazon.com and online at blenderbottle.com. The BlenderBottle Company is located in Lehi, Utah and markets and sells its products to retailers and resellers worldwide. All BlenderBottle products are backed by a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. For additional information, visit blenderbottle.com.
ABOUT TRUFUSION: Since its launch in Las Vegas in 2013, TruFusion has earned a reputation for having the best variety of classes, workshops and hot fusion workouts, and was named among the “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Augmenting its three original Las Vegas locations, the brand recently opened in Scottsdale and Miami. With rapid international expansion planned, TruFusion recently announced seven locations to open in the Philadelphia market, and others in St. Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Birmingham and three in New York City to open by the end of the year. The brand will also be opening in-gym boutiques, called EDGE by TruFusion, inside 24 Hour Fitness-owned BFit Gyms, in San Marcos, CA and three outside Portland. In 2017, World Series champion and 14-time All-Star Alex Rodriguez joined the company as a major investor, equity partner and board member. For more information, please visit www.trufusion.com.
ABOUT RUSSELL STOVER CHOCOLATES: Kansas City-based Russell Stover Chocolates was started in the Denver, Colorado, home of Russell and Clara Stover in 1923, and their “handcrafted-in-small-batches” approach is still used today. The company is the largest producer of boxed chocolates in the United States. Russell Stover Chocolates brands include Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s, and is part of the Lindt & Sprüngli family of companies. To learn more about Russell Stover Chocolates, visit www.russellstover.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: KATIE KAUSS PICTURED (L-R): BALLERINI, OPREA