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All three of our fitness centers are now open. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. Working out at the gym will feel a little different, but we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience. Learn more about our phased reopening plan or make a reservation to work out.

Strong Fast Fit

About Strong Fast Fit

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.

  • One-year program for youth ages 7-17
  • Youth meet twice a week for exercise and nutrition programming
  • Monthly family nutrition education
  • Athletic events and field trips
  • Fitness assessments to ensure youth are progressing toward their fitness goals

Family Success with Strong Fast Fit

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.


Strong Fast Fit Participants

In 2017-2018:

  • 98% of youth engaged in Moderate to High Level physical activity at least two times per week for 30 minutes
  • 90% of youth reported making healthy food choices and an improved overall diet
  • 98% of families increased their use of meal planning and healthy eating


How to Join

For Strong Fast Fit enrollment or program information, call 612-215-4373.

Summer Program

Our Strong Fast Fit summer program is designed for youth to experience a variety of activities to stay fit and healthy! Plus, learn hands-on STEM activities and how to make nutritional meals. Youth have several options to attend the program, which include one in-person and one online session each week.

  • FREE to sign up!
  • Ages 10-14
  • Limited capacity. Register today!

Contact Jessie Vang at 612-215-4373 or

July 13 – August 21

Option #1

Mondays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm (in-person)
Wednesdays: 12:00 – 2:00 pm (online)

Option #2

Tuesdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm (in-person)
Thursdays: 12:00 – 2:00 pm (online)

Option #3

Wednesdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm (in-person)
Thursdays: 12:00 – 2:00 pm (online)

Option #4

Thursdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm (in-person)
Mondays: 12:00 – 2:00 pm (online)

Kiyanne, age 13, Strong Fast Fit participant