Exercise and eating healthy can be overwhelming. When I first decided to enter a gym over ten years ago, I felt intimidated and had no idea where to start. I hated the treadmill, so I didn't want to start there!
My humble fitness beginnings started in the weight room of the Flint YMCA downtown. I was fairly consistent, but something was missing. I needed to add cardio to the mix. It wasn't until I mustered up the courage to venture into a few different group fitness classes that I eventually found a form of exercise that I enjoyed wholeheartedly. That was when I fell in love with Zumba.
I understand Zumba is not for everyone and that's OK! There is a plethora of other fitness formats to choose from. I believe fitness should be a fun, enjoyable experience. My primary goal is to help you T.H.R.I.V.E. and fall in love with at least one form of exercise....find your perfect FIT.
That's why I am hosting the Flint Fit Fest to do just that!
"Genesee County was ranked 77 out of 82 Michigan counties relative to the practice of healthy behaviors. Research shows that individual health behaviors account for approximately 50 percent of an individual’s health status. Health behaviors refer to the choices we as individuals make every day. For example, are we physically active or do we exercise? Do we eat healthy, fresh foods?"
- GREATER FLINT HEALTH COALITION
Healthy Flint & Genesee County 2020 Report
My experience in the fitness industry over the past 9 years has taught me that people are more likely to begin and maintain a healthy lifestyle when they find a form of fitness that they enjoy. Did you know...consistent physical activity not only leads to weight loss and improved muscle tone, but also increases energy and reduces the risk of various health conditions?
Flint Fit Fest is not a typical health fair. Health fairs generally focus on health resources, preventative medicine and medical screening. Flint Fit Fest is an creative approach to transforming health and wellness of the Flint community by curating an immersive learning environment to increase physical activity and improve nutrition habits.
On January 25th, an interactive Fitness Experience like you've never seen before is coming to Flint, Michigan. Whether you are new to fitness or a fitness fanatic this festival is for YOU!
Grab your favorite friend (or any friend LOL) and take "New Year, New Me" to another level. Harambee Wellness is curating an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for you to "test drive exercise." Block out your calendars from 9am-1pm and meet me at the Flint Farmers' Market. Enjoy a variety of exercise formats presented by local fitness instructors throughout the day. You will also have the opportunity to talk with various health and fitness vendors, such as the Crim Adult Training Program, Complete Runner, Acacia Essentials, and local fitness studios. The live cooking demonstrations tie it all together by not only providing practical, cost-saving nutrition tips, but also emphasizing the role that food plays in living a healthy lifestyle.
We want you to conquer your healthy new year resolutions!
Come dressed to move and experience:
- Interactive Fitness Demonstrations
- Multiple Live Cooking Presentations
- Health Screening
- Free goodies (of course!)
This event is FREE and EVERYONE is welcome to attend.
Flint Fit Fest is focused on encouraging physical activity and finding your "fit." Are you ready? A preview of the event line up is posed at HERE. Be sure to tell a friend and register to receive all of the #FlintFitFest updates.
With a Heart for Wellness,
Marquita A., CPT
Your Personal Motivator
#PoweredBy Harambee Wellness, LLC
Flint Fit Fest is brought to you thanks to our sponsors and supporters Commit to Fit! A program of the Greater Flint Health Coalition, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Flint Alumnae Chapter, Feaster for Flint 67th District Court Judge, Flint Farmers' Market, and Flint Prints.