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 of all ages 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.

Joy's Kick Off Your Week Workout!

Mondays | 5:30 PM | Believers Temple, 2115 Chambers Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136

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 challenging boot camp style interval workout that can be modified for all levels.

Each workout will be followed by a small snack. The workout consists of a combination of breathing, stretching, interval training, a core work and motivational thinking.

Other Classes Also Available!

The Fit and Food Connection offers various classes throughout the month, which are not held on a regular basis. Please visit the Events Calendar for an updated schedule for this month!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer fitness instructor, please contact the Fit and Food Connection.


“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.”

-Maxine Curry

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

Use The Ten Minute Rule To Reach Your Fitness Goals

Have you ever started a new, healthier diet with great enthusiasm, only to find yourself back to your old eating habits within a few weeks? Or maybe you want to exercise thirty minutes a day. You...

Full Story

Small Lifestyle Changes Have A Big Impact For Donna Troy

In the past eighteen months, Donna Troy has made big changes to her health: she’s lost weight and lessened her risk of diabetes. Donna, a human resources specialist and participant in the Fit...

Full Story

FAFC’s New Empowerment Certification

The Fit and Food Connection has been working to make lives healthier in Northern St. Louis City and County since 2013. We provide healthy living resources to low...

Full Story

Learn More

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 .