NFL Star Kerry Rhodes hosting event in hometown of Bessemer

By Ebony Hall | via

A Bessemer native and NFL star will return home to help out the Bessemer Legacy YMCA.

Kerry Rhodes, NFL defensive back who played for the Arizona Cardinals last season, is bringing his charity, The Kerry Rhodes Foundation, and the "Now Letʼs Get Fit" program to the YMCA. Kerry will be accompanied by Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars, and Tami Farrell, a former Miss California. The event is free and will offer fitness activities, health screenings, and much more.

Elaine Lyda, who is doing PR for the event, says "Now Letʼs Get Fit" is a nation-wide health, fitness and quality of life event designed to inform communities of health risks and higher costs of living associated with obesity. You can go to The Kerry Rhodes Foundation for more information.

Here is a schedule of events as provided by Lyda:

Saturday, July 13, 2013

8am-3pm at the Legacy YMCA

Kerry Rhodes and Tami Farrell with host "Now Letʼs Get Fit" family day. Ages 5 and up

can participate in fitness related exercises that can be done at home, school, or work for

up to one hour per day. The event will consist of free obesity health related testing,

screening, and educational material on nutrition and healthy eating on a budget.

Monday, July 15, 2013

6pm-9:30pm at the Legacy YMCA


Karina Smirnoff and Kerry Rhodes will host 2 adult fitness workout classes along with

free obesity related testing, screening for adults along with healthy nutritional tips and

how to eat on a budget.


Kerry Rhodes is a leading NFL Safety with a long record of athletic merit. After excelling

on the field at the University of Louisville, played for the New York Jets for five years

earning All Pro honors. In 2010, he began playing for the Arizona Cardinals and was

most recently honored by Pro Football Focus as a 2012 Pro Bowler. Kerry has long

used his knowledge of fitness to achieve outstanding results on the field and to help

improve the lives of others through his educational charity.


Karina Smirnoff has made her mark in the past seven years as one of the featured

dancers on ABCʼs hit reality series Dancing with the Stars. Her success on Dancing with

the Stars, has made Karina a household name and sought after beauty, health, fitness,

and fashion icon.


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