Native Fitness and Nutrition

The Native Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) program works to reduce health disparities in the local American Indian community by reducing the prevalence of obesity and obesity-linked diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Eligible participants are American Indians above the age of 8.

Be sure to check MAIC’s calendar for an up-to-date list on our weekly activities. Additional information is available on our Facebook page.

Services

  • Free physical fitness activities including basketball, volleyball, walking groups, circuit training, yoga, traditional dancing and several intensive workouts such as Insanity™
  • Free assistance and coaching by our Health and Wellness Coach to help set and meet health goals
  • Nutrition education and cooking classes to learn how to eat healthy and reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease and other health issues
  • Classes and activities for those living with diabetes to assist in managing their disease and staying healthy
  • Classes for those at-risk for developing Type II diabetes to either stop or reverse the progression of the disease
  • Monthly support groups for those living with cancer or other chronic diseases
  • Quarterly health screenings to monitor 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 cholesterol level
  • Quarterly powwows that offer culturally-focused ways to stay physically active

FAN 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

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  • Completed on 2016-12-18