The Strong Fast Fit youth fitness program is designed to educate and empower youth to live healthy and active lifestyles.
It nurtures lifelong healthy behaviors to prevent the onset of obesity and the risk of Type 2 Diabetes among youth in culturally specific communities.
When healthy lifestyles are a family affair, youth are more successful. The program offers families fitness events, cooking and nutrition classes, and encourages regular use of family memberships to YWCA fitness facilities.
Participating families receive a YWCA Minneapolis health and fitness family membership!
Family support is essential for the success of the youth in this program. The whole family must commit to follow a healthy lifestyle, participate in program events and use the gym membership regularly during the program.
“I get to work out, be in the nutrition program and swim. I ran a one-mile race in February. I started off fast and then stopped and had to walk, but I finished and succeeded. I’ve learned how to be strong no matter how hard times get. I eat healthy foods, I’m more energetic, and I’m not a couch potato anymore. I feel a lot better about myself since joining Strong Fast Fit.”