Group Fitness Classes for Low Income Families
The Fit and Food Connections offers group fitness classes to those in need and who would most benefit from this service. These classes are for individuals between the ages of 18 and 70 who are in good physical condition. We offer a variety of classes, and the schedule is often changing, so please contact us for more information on classes and schedules. These group classes provide a sense of community and the opportunity to improve your health and well being, and change your life for the better.
Evening Cardio Class
Mondays | 5:30 PM | St. Vincent’s Community Center Gym 7355 St. Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63133
Instructor: Joy Millner, FAFC Co-Director
Our evening cardio class has been available since the Fit and Food Connection's start in 2013. This full-hour class provides a beginners-level workout followed by a small snack. The workout consists of a combination of breathing and stretching, interval training, and core work and motivational thinking.
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“You know what, I think my favorite part is just working out with other women who have the same interests that I have. I have made a lot of friends here, and it’s a nice experience to just unwind and to talk and just fellowship with people who are trying to do the same thing. We’re all trying to lose weight, and we encourage each other, and we just have a real fun time. So, I think I really like it for, not only the exercise part, the food part, but I have made a lot of great friends here. [Joy] shows you that you don’t have to work out, 2 or 3 hours to get results. We only do cardio about twenty minutes, and then we do a couple of floor exercises. And she gives you different things to try at home. I have really, since I have been coming to Joy for… I’d say the last year and a half, I have really begun to get serious, and see that if I eat healthy, if I do these little, short cardio things that she gives us, that I can really get results. And I don’t really get burned out because she is always doing something different.”
“One of my coworkers told me about Joy, and said, “You’d really love this class. It’s really good. We work hard.” So, I came to the class. It might have been even more than three years ago, and pretty soon, I just started coming to the class. It is a great work out. [I] always leave feeling good. And, Joy makes us amazing food. It’s actually changed the way my family eats. We’ve added things in that we didn’t used to eat. Like, for instance, we eat meatballs now, we didn’t really eat meatballs, but we tried them here… My husband and I eat a certain kind of rice cake that I tried here for the first time.”
- Nancy Snow
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The Fit and Food Connection is always looking for talented volunteers to help out with all of our programs. Find out how you can make a difference with the GroupFit program by volunteering to teach or help out at a class, or donating to the GroupFit program. For more information regarding this program, please contact us.