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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

Fall 2021 Session

Dates: October 11, 2021 — January 27, 2022
Location: YWCA Midtown, 2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, Room 155/156


  • Intercultural Youth in Grades 3-5: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Native American Youth in Grades 6-8: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • East African Youth in Grades 6-8: Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Latinx Youth in Grades 6-8: Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Explore topics including nutrition, cooking, health and wellness. Groups meet in person, and take-home assignments and kits are provided. Questions? Contact

Registration for Fall 2021 is now closed.

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

Kiyanne, age 13, Strong Fast Fit participant