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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Ribbon Skirt Making 1:00 pm
Ribbon Skirt Making @ Community Art Studio Space
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free and opened to anyone interested in attending. Also, looking for volunteers to help assist with the sewing machines.  
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 4 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 4 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 5 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Fitness Center 11:00 am
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Fitness Center is opened Saturdays from 11-2!
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 6 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
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!  
PAL Volleyball 5:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Please enter through the front Franklin Ave. door near the gym. Contact Cheryl Goodman with PAL for more information.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 6 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 8 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Ribbon Skirt Making 1:00 pm
Ribbon Skirt Making @ Community Art Studio Space
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free and opened to anyone interested in attending. Also, looking for volunteers to help assist with the sewing machines.  
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Fitness Center 11:00 am
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Fitness Center is opened Saturdays from 11-2!
Mille Lacs Band Christmas Party 11:00 am
Mille Lacs Band Christmas Party @ Gym
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mille Lacs Band Christmas Party @ Gym
Mille Lacs Christmas Party opened to Mille Lacs Band members. Enter at the Franklin Avenue Gym door entrance.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 11 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 12 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 13 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
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!  
PAL Volleyball 5:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Please enter through the front Franklin Ave. door near the gym. Contact Cheryl Goodman with PAL for more information.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 13 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 14 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
15
Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 15 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Ribbon Skirt Making 1:00 pm
Ribbon Skirt Making @ Community Art Studio Space
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free and opened to anyone interested in attending. Also, looking for volunteers to help assist with the sewing machines.  
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Fitness Center 11:00 am
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Fitness Center is opened Saturdays from 11-2!
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 18 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 18 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 19 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Diabetes Breakfast 10:00 am
Diabetes Breakfast @ Auditorium
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come enjoy a diabetes breakfast as we talk about health. New topics every month!
FAN Elders Community BINGO 12:30 pm
FAN Elders Community BINGO @ Auditorium
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Native Elders 62+ Limited Seating Must be present for presentation Join us for a chance to win a prize! Native FAN Comm Bingo
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 20 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
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!  
PAL Volleyball 5:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Please enter through the front Franklin Ave. door near the gym. Contact Cheryl Goodman with PAL for more information.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 20 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 21 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
22
Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 22 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
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Fitness Center 11:00 am
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Fitness Center is opened Saturdays from 11-2!
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CLOSED – MAIC CLOSED
CLOSED – MAIC CLOSED
Dec 25 – Dec 26 all-day
CLOSED - MAIC CLOSED
Closed in observance of the Holidays. We will re-open Wednesday, December 27th at 8am.
Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 25 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 25 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 26 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
27
Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 27 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
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!  
PAL Volleyball 5:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PAL Volleyball @ Gym
Please enter through the front Franklin Ave. door near the gym. Contact Cheryl Goodman with PAL for more information.
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Dec 27 @ 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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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 28 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
Nawayee Center School 2:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nawayee Center School @ Gym
Must be a registered student with Nawayee Center school in order to participate.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Dec 29 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Everything you need, nothing  you don’t. Visit our fitness center for free now through the end of the year. Must be 10 years old with a supervising adult.
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Fitness Center 11:00 am
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fitness Center @ Fitness Center
Fitness Center is opened Saturdays from 11-2!
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New Years Eve Powwow 1:00 pm
New Years Eve Powwow @ Gym
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 11:45 pm
If you’re interested in being on the powwow committee, please join us Wednesday, December 13th from 12:30-2pm in the auditorium to assist with planning.  

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  • Completed on 2016-12-18