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
1
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
2
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
3
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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7
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 7 @ 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.
8
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
9
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
10
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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14
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 14 @ 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.
15
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
16
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
17
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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21
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 21 @ 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.
22
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
23
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
24
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
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28
Native Women Only Basketball 7:00 pm
Native Women Only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 28 @ 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.
29
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.
30
Native Women only Basketball 8:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native Women only Basketball @ Gym
Native Women only Basketball. New participants must register with Native FAN
31
CO-ED Volleyball 8:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CO-ED Volleyball @ Gym
Co-Ed Volleyball for adults, all levels welcome.

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