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.
- 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
Brian Joyce, Program Director
John Buehlmann, Physical Activity Coordinator
Colette Lawrence, EHDI Coordinator
Valerie LaFave, Nutrition Coordinator