hompage_Z_finalsliderThe Ultimate ZXplosion™ is the brainchild of international fitness presenter, Althea Lawton-Thompson. This 12-hour, world dance conference is a fitness fundraiser for The Association of Diverse Fitness Professionals, Inc. (ADFP Inc.). Althea dreamed of having a huge party that brought together people of all ethnicities, ages, sizes, religions, and fitness levels for dance, music and fun. The first ZXplosion™ was held in Atlanta in 2013. In 2014, it will be held at the Holiday Inn Perimeter/Dunwoody north of Atlanta. Presenters will take the stage to lead segments of Hip Hop, Zumba®, Reggaeton, Soca and more to keep participants partying and pumped up. TNT VIP (Explosive Very Important People) will have a reserved space directly in front of the main stage to work out, as well as other special accommodations during the all-day party. For those who think they have what it takes to be on the main stage, there’s a ZX Idol contest for the top 10 video submissions – the winner will be a presenter at the next ZXplosion™. ADFP Inc. has negotiated exceptionally low rates at the Holiday Inn Perimter/Dunwoody – Get a room and keep the party going when the ZXplosion ends!

ZXplosion Host

adfplogoacrossfullThe Association of Diverse Fitness Professionals, Inc. (ADFP Inc.) was founded by fitness expert Althea Lawton-Thompson in 2005 and became a 501c3 non-profit agency in 2008.

ADFP Inc. is a community of culturally diverse medical and wellness professionals providing free fitness classes & workshops in surrounding Atlanta communities. ADFP’s preventive care  and public health professionals include fitness instructors, nutritionists, personal trainers, therapists, wellness professionals, nurses, doctors and more. Though the focus of ADFP Inc.’s services are for ethnically diverse and lower income communities, the non-profit has partnered with organizations, companies and medical facilities to host fun fitness events for anyone wanting to live a healthy life.

ADFP Inc. was a coordinator of the youth obesity program of Johns Hopkins Hospital in partnership with AYM Fitness; was the main stage presenters for the American Kidney Fund’s annual Atlanta Steps program; provided fitness and dance demos for the American Heart Association’s Pink Goes Red campaign at Spelman College; and given money to cancer patients in lower income communities struggling to pay their bills. This list only mentions a few of the daily and weekly events, activities and programs taken on by the active non-profit agency. With a powerful 15-member Board of Directors and over 20 health and fitness partners, ADFP Inc. has the reach and energy to make a difference in Atlanta and beyond.

ZXplosion Partner


Aerobics, Yoga & More™ (AYM Fitness) is a corporate wellness company providing fitness classes and health education to corporations, organizations, churches and medical facilities. Corporate clients include Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Cintas, United Way, DeKalb County Board of Health, and Heidelberg USA. AYM Fitness and ADFP Inc. often partner to coordinate health fairs and fitness events throughout the U.S. Their biggest collaboration has been creating and implementing the fitness program for the youth obesity program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

AYM fitness hosts fitness and Yoga retreats around the country and in the Caribbean. Spa and Yoga retreats have taken place in the Georgia Mountains, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. The 2013 adventure retreat included hiking, rock climbing, rappelling and ziplining in the Puerto Rican rainforest. Visit www.AYMFitness.com to learn about 2014 retreats.