Michigan Association of Health Plans

Free outdoor fitness classes in Flint return to help community get fit

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.

This article originally appeared in MLive. Read more here.

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