Community Health and Wellness

Harambee Wellness returns with free outdoor workout series to help the community “Get Fit In Flint”

Harambee Wellness, LLC is kicking off another round of its free summer fitness series, “Get Fit In Flint™️, starting in June of 2021 in a neighborhood near you! 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. he goal of this series is to create a fun, safe and inclusive environment that gets residents moving!

The global COVID-19 pandemic impacted our community and our nation harder than any other in modern day times, but even as we turn the corner and begin to see positive signs of bringing this virus under control, we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to improve the health, fitness and immune systems of our friends and neighbors in the Flint community. Marquita Adams, certified personal trainer and founder of Harambee Wellness, LLC, envisioned doing this by creating an environment that is not only affordable, conveniently accessible and socially distanced, but most of all, FUN!

“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,” Adams said.

In 2020, Harambee Wellness took over Brush Park (with the blue Flint sign downtown) with free fitness classes. This summer, thanks to partnerships with several community organizations, Get Fit In Flint™️ is expanding to more neighborhoods throughout the city, including north Flint.

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 emphasis 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 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 www.GetFitInFlint.com.

Who: Harambee Wellness

What: Get Fit In Flint

When: June through August 2021

Where: Various outdoor locations throughout the city of Flint, including Civic Park Centennial Pavilion, Sarvis Park, and Brennan Park. Additional locations will be added in subsequent months throughout the summer, including a downtown location.

Cost: Free – Registration required and available by visiting www.GetFitInFlint.com

About Harambee Wellness

“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 Marquita 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. www.HarambeeWellness.com.

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