We had the good fortune of connecting with Shebah Saturn and King Quic Toma Fit – Youth Hip Hop Athletes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shebah Saturn and King Quic, what matters most to you?
Add Value – Wherever you go, seek to add rather than substract energy. Everywhere we go, our mission is to add value and embody abundance. This principle is empowering because it subconsciously sends your body and mind a message, “I am valuable and I am a gift. I can always give. I am abundant. I can always add value.” Adding Value is a essentially about being of service in a way that makes you happy and fulfilled.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Toma Fit was co-founded by Shebah Saturn and King Quic, a dynamic husband and wife team of movement enthusiasts and servants to communities near and far. “We are both artists at heart. We both come from a background in social services, community work, and teaching. The service oriented professions and artists share a common passion and desire to connect with the larger collective. As a teacher, you’re always looking for ways to help your students break through to their next level of understanding. As an artist, you are soul searching and bringing what you discover about yourself to life. You share your insights with your audience, with the collective. You build a bridge and give your emotional experiences to the larger collective in hopes that people will feel where you are coming from, take the insights you’ve shared in your art, and use it to light the path in their own life. At Toma Fit, we light the way by building healthy emotional connections between people by focusing on what we have in common: we all want to feel confident, happy and expressive in our bodies. Our big idea is “Cultivating your physical intelligence!” We use breakin’, b-boying, b-girling and the movement arts to empower the children, youth and their families to connect more honestly with themselves. We are Toma Fit!”
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For some restoration and rejuvenation, we’d treat our out of town guests to a manicure and pedicure at Iwi Fresh, the world’s first farm-to-skin beauty bar and spa located in Castleberry Hill. In the coming months, we’d also take them to Iwi’s new location, Iwi Farm Oasis, a 24 hour black owned sacred arts space and healing spa that celebrates its grand opening this October! For delicious eats, we’d make our way to Lotta Frutta ATL for their Vegan Sandwich and Cuban Coffee! Sunday Jazz at Gallery 992 is a must for music lovers and poets alike, they host an open mic that is reminiscent of the spiritual jazz era of the 1960’s with a 2020 interpretation. For a fun ride around the city we’d hit up PediCabs ATL, their city guides give you a closer look at the most historic and culturally rich neighborhoods on their large motorized bicycle cabs! We’d finish our evening with a live and juicy kale wrap from Tassili’s Raw Reality, the West End’s best raw vegan spot!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Gallery 992 ATL has incubated our Youth Hip Hop Athletes Program for four years! They are gracious, loving and committed to empowering the community through every art form imaginable – including us at Toma Fit, as movement artists! We are also sincerely thankful to our families, to the children, parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles who bring the children to class and trust in the transformative power of the movement arts!