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.

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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Oct 2 @ 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.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 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.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Oct 9 @ 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.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 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.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Oct 16 @ 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.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 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.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Family Fun Night 5:00 pm
Family Fun Night @ Lower Gallery, Gym & Art Studio Space
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Family Fun Night @ Lower Gallery, Gym & Art Studio Space
Join us for a Halloween themed Family Fun Night. This event is free and open to the community. Activities for the whole family (Parents or guardians must accompany children) Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored[...]
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Oct 23 @ 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.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 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.
Hoop Dance 4:00 pm
Hoop Dance @ Gym
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 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.
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Fitness Center 7:30 am
Fitness Center @ Lower level - through gym access
Oct 30 @ 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.
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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.
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.

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