Native Fitness & Nutrition

The Native FAN Program works to reduce health disparities in the American Indian community of the Twin Cities by reducing the prevalence of obesity and obesity-linked diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The program supports over a dozen physical activity and fitness activities each week including basketball, The Health and Wellness Coach works with individuals on their fitness goals.

Services:

  • Physical activities (free), including basketball, volleyball, walking groups, circuit training, yoga, traditional dancing, and several intensive workouts such as Insanity™.
  • Free assistance and coaching by Health and Wellness Coach to help set and meet health goals
  • Nutrition education and cooking classes to help people learn how to eat healthy to reduce risk for diabetes, heart disease and other health issues
  • Classes and activities to help people living with diabetes better manage their disease and stay healthy, including Living with Diabetes class, and monthly Diabetes Breakfast
  • Classes for people with pre-diabetes are offered once a year to help those at risk for developing Type II diabetes avoid and reverse the progression of this deadly disease.
  • Health screenings are offered on a quarterly basis so that community members can monitor their health risk and protective factors, such as weight status/BMI, percent of body fat, blood pressure, lung capacity, indicators of metabolic disorder, blood sugars, and occasionally lipid (cholesterol) testing is available.
  • Quarterly Pow-wows are offered at MAIC to provide a culturally supportive way to be physically active.
  • Health education workshops are offered to help community members stay current on health topics such as preventing colon cancer, commercial tobacco use, HIV/AIDS and Hep C.
  • Support groups are offered on a monthly basis for people living with cancer or other chronic diseases
  • Coming soon: Native FAN Fitness Center!

See calendar on this website show weekly activities.

Eligibility:

For information on the program, contact the Program Director Brian Joyce at 612-879-1770.

Staff:

Brian Joyce, Program Director
612-879-1770
bjoyce@maicnet.org

Brandon Staresnik, Physical Activity Coordinator
612-879-1732
bstaresnik@maicnet.org

Jacob Croonenburghs, Health and Wellness Coach
612-879-1731
jcroonenburghs@maicnet.org

Valerie LaFave, Nutrition Coordinator
612-879-1722
vlafave@maicnet.org

Gary Spears, Security/Volunteer coordination
612-879-1713
gspears@maicnet.org

Additional information is available on our Facebook page.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participant’s must register with the Native FAN program.
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
IHB Workout 10:30 am
IHB Workout @ Gym
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:35 pm
First Tuesday’s of the month.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
12:00 pm
@ Gym
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Must have FAN staff present to participate. Hone your skills while observing the safety rules. Participation subject to FAN staff approval and must be registered with FAN. Contact Jacob for more information.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Champion Hoop Dancer Lumhe Sampson joins students in a weekly class that introduces them to the mental, physical, and spiritual components of a hoop dancing routine!
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Yoga 5:00 pm
Yoga @ Gym
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga for all levels! Katherine Johnson a certified yoga instructor able to work with students at any level of yogi ability! Please register with Jacob
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participant’s must register with the Native FAN program.
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
12:00 pm
@ Gym
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Must have FAN staff present to participate. Hone your skills while observing the safety rules. Participation subject to FAN staff approval and must be registered with FAN. Contact Jacob for more information.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Champion Hoop Dancer Lumhe Sampson joins students in a weekly class that introduces them to the mental, physical, and spiritual components of a hoop dancing routine!
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Closed at 12 Noon
Closed at 12 Noon
Apr 14 all-day
Minneapolis American Indian Center will be closed at 12 noon on Friday for Good Friday.  
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Yoga 5:00 pm
Yoga @ Gym
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga for all levels! Katherine Johnson a certified yoga instructor able to work with students at any level of yogi ability! Please register with Jacob
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participant’s must register with the Native FAN program.
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
12:00 pm
@ Gym
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Must have FAN staff present to participate. Hone your skills while observing the safety rules. Participation subject to FAN staff approval and must be registered with FAN. Contact Jacob for more information.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Champion Hoop Dancer Lumhe Sampson joins students in a weekly class that introduces them to the mental, physical, and spiritual components of a hoop dancing routine!
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Yoga 5:00 pm
Yoga @ Gym
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga for all levels! Katherine Johnson a certified yoga instructor able to work with students at any level of yogi ability! Please register with Jacob
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participant’s must register with the Native FAN program.
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Elder’s Workout 10:00 am
Elder’s Workout @ Gym
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Group exercise focusing on balance, support, and energy-building. Restricted mobility elders encouraged to join!
Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
12:00 pm
@ Gym
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Must have FAN staff present to participate. Hone your skills while observing the safety rules. Participation subject to FAN staff approval and must be registered with FAN. Contact Jacob for more information.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Champion Hoop Dancer Lumhe Sampson joins students in a weekly class that introduces them to the mental, physical, and spiritual components of a hoop dancing routine!
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
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Running Club 10:00 am
Running Club @ Gym
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join fellow running enthusiasts as you train for your next mile, 5k or long distance run! Music upon request.
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
FAN/DIW 5:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FAN/DIW @ Gym
Youth activities, for more information contact Brandon Staresnick.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Walking Club 10:00 am
Walking Club @ Gym
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a leisure walk around the gym. No goals just fun! We try to walk outside weather permitting and old-time music offered when inside
FAN Fit 3:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FAN Fit @ Gym
 
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Native Mens Basketball Tournament
Native Mens Basketball Tournament @ Gym
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
FMI contact Brandon Staresnick.
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