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Strong Fast Fit

About Strong Fast Fit

Strong Fast Fit welcomes youth ages 7-17 to learn about and practice wellness through play, movement, meals and relationships with peers and trusted adults. The afterschool programming occurs within a group setting: youth from similar backgrounds – ethnic, racial, and/or cultural – gather to celebrate, discover and explore food and wellness within cultural traditions (past and present).

Strong Fast Fit groups specifically welcome youth who identify as BIPOC – including:

  • Latino (Latinx, Latine, Hispanic/Hispano)
  • Native American (Indigenous)
  • East African
  • African American (Black and Brown bodies)


Online: Registration link will open in early October 2023

In-person: at YWCA Midtown in early October 2023 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)


Questions? Email or call 612-215-4373.

Program Sessions

Strong Fast Fit during the School Year

  • Youth participate in a peer cultural group once per week, at YWCA Midtown
  • One or more SFF groups may be offered in an afterschool setting at a specific school

Strong Fast Fit in the Summer

Youth participate in a summer camp at YWCA Midtown.

Family Success with Strong Fast Fit

When healthy lifestyles are a family affair, youth are more successful. The program offers families fitness events, cooking and nutrition classes, and encourages regular use of family memberships to YWCA fitness facilities.

Participating families receive a YWCA Minneapolis health and fitness family membership!

Family support is essential for the success of the youth in this program. The whole family must commit to follow a healthy lifestyle, participate in program events and use the gym membership regularly during the program.

Strong Fast Fit Participants

  • Youth engage in moderate to high level physical activity at least two times per week for 30 minutes
  • Youth report making healthy food choices and an improved overall diet
  • Families increase their use of meal planning and healthy eating

Kiyanne, age 13, Strong Fast Fit participant