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Free outdoor fitness classes in Flint return to help community get fit – MLive.com

Posted: June 6, 2021 at 1:47 am

FLINT, MI Harambee Wellness is kicking off another round of its free summer fitness series, Get Fit In Flint, starting in June in neighborhoods throughout Flint.

Get Fit In Flint is a community-based program that was first conceptualized and implemented by Harambee Wellness in 2020, to transform health and cultivate community by removing barriers to exercise, such as cost and location, and empowering Flint residents to live healthy lives everyday, according to a Harambee Wellness press release.

The goal of this series is to create a fun, safe, and inclusive environment that gets residents moving.

What better way to get our bodies moving and shed pandemic pounds while continuing to practice social distancing, than to partake in physical activity practically right in your very own backyard, Marquita Adams, certified personal trainer and founder of Harambee Wellness, said in the press release.

In 2020, Harambee Wellness took over Brush Park in downtown Flint with free fitness classes. This summer, Harambee Wellness has partnered with several community organizations to expand Get Fit In Flint to more neighborhoods throughout the city, including North Flint.

The following is the schedule for classes in June:

Also, new this year is the inclusion of more fitness class formats, such as chair aerobics, yoga, step aerobics, and Zumba, all led by local instructors. A bilingual class will be offered at Latinx Technology and Community Center starting in July.

To put emphasis on the important role nutrition plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, throughout each month class attendees will receive healthy eating tips, resources, and goodie bags from Commit To Fit.

Get Fit In Flint is powered by Harambee Wellness with sponsorship from Health Alliance Plan (HAP) and support from our partners Commit To Fit, Latinx Technology and Community Center, Sarvis Park Neighborhood Association, Urban Renaissance Center, and Uma Strong Marshall Outreach. All classes in the series are free to attend. More information is available on the website. Registration for the classes is required and available by visiting here.

Harambee is a Swahili word meaning, all pull together.

Based in Flint, Michigan with a nationwide service area, the vision, mission, and core values of Harambee Wellness are all centered around community. Founded in January 2017 by Adams, with the purpose of cultivating community by creating fun health and fitness experiences, Harambee Wellness provides personal training, online training, group fitness classes, fitness parties, corporate wellness solutions, and nutrition coaching.

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