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Kickboxing for a Cause: Now You See Us

Hit House's latest donation-based kickboxing workout was in collaboration with the team and community of local group, Now You See Us.

On Sunday, June 23rd, Hit House instructor led a group of students through the studio's signature Muay Thai-influenced cardio kickboxing class, while learning about the history of Muay Thai and its ties to Thailand. Learn more here.

NOW YOU SEE US is a thriving community committed to honoring and amplifying Asian American identities through meaningful gatherings and thought-provoking conversations. NYSU curates purposeful events and experiences that aim to provide a safe space to share our stories, dismantle stereotypes, culturally connect with one another, and unapologetically celebrate the modern Asian diaspora.


"Kevi is a self-made event professional, who is passionate about up lifting her community and other communities of color. Through her experience in the fashion industry, she found her true calling in producing intentional and unforgettable events. Kevi is currently the Director of Sales and Operations for a well known venue in Brooklyn, New York. She aims is to provide knowledge and guidance to her clients, ensuring a stress-free experience."

"Mai Nguyen is a Vietnamese American, residing in New York as a writer, community organizer, and creative strategist. She founded her personal brand, Little Mai Sunshine, back in 2015 to create a platform that strives to bravely share vulnerable conversations & unseen realities through her personal growth & healing journey, specifically advocating for causes that deserve further representation. Within the past couple of years, she's hosted panel discussions, workshops, open mics, and most recently, founded a writing community during the pandemic called Word Nonsense."

Between the two, Mai and Kevi met at the intersection of their unique experiences and shared passions to create Now You See Us, a deeper exploration of cultural identities within the AAPI community that is near and dear to their hearts.

What does being a member of Now You See Us mean? ALWAYS FEELING SEEN.

"Above all else, we want you to feel seen. With every workshop, event, intimate gathering, and conversation, we’re getting loud about who we are, what we stand for (and won’t stand for), and what it really means to be a hyphenated Asian in America." - NYSU

Please donate what you can: With your support, NYSU can continue to create these events with purpose and intention and to ensure a fully immersive and inclusive safe space for all. Please venmo @nowyouseeus.

Guests of this event stayed energized and hydrated thanks to our friends at eBoost.

After class, students were treated to Thai-inspired desserts (mini cupcakes and chocolate lava cake) from pilates instructor and Thai baker, Ploy Tan, owner of Whan Desserts. (Those are her furry friends and Hit House regulars, Gigi and Japan.)

All photos courtesy of Chris Disla, man behind the lens at Truth and Love Photography.

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