Free Fitness and Nutrition Classes Offered to Urban Community

By Ywana Allen

On Saturday, August 25th, “The Justice League of Fitness” held their 5th Anniversary “I will Workout” class and celebration at the Emmett Reed Community Center. Over 70 people participated in the high-energy, 75-minute session, which included stretching, a warm-up and exercise instruction focused on building the core through cardio, strength and conditioning.

Founded by Terrance Hightower, Ahkeem Jordan and Leroy Mosley, the team started the Justice League of Fitness because they wanted to see a real difference in the community and do their part to make it happen. Together, they are committed to ending health disparities in neighborhoods that suffer the most by providing free nutritional information, resources, and weekly fitness classes.

According to Hightower, it’s all about changing one’s mindset.  He says, “Justice League of Fitness is our version of what we believe to be an effective, efficient way of challenging the mind and body. We know that everyone can’t afford a gym membership or personal trainer but that shouldn’t be a barrier in reaching their goals to become the best version of themselves.”

He adds, “Transformation is mental and it can be tough. But, we want our members to believe that it is possible. Setting realistic goals, coupled with patience, diet, exercise, motivation and support – it can and will be done.”

A variety of classes to accommodate busy schedules are available. For more information visit www.justiceleagueoffitness.com.

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