Our Mission consists of 3 core components
Strengthening Baltimore's Youth
Educating its Future Coaches
Creating an Inclusive & Intentional Community
Strengthening the mind, body, and community of Baltimore’s Youth in a positive gym environment.
We provide a safe space, resources for health, and an environment for personal growth through the following programs:
Youth Fitness Program
MissionFit offers free fitness classes to Baltimore's youth ages 11-24. Through fitness programming, we provide a safe space for youth to begin their journey toward health, strength, injury prevention and achievement of sport specific goals. By participating in a consistent fitness program, MissionFit youth develop confidence and self acceptance, work ethic and important life skills such as goal setting, time management and accountability. Our youth come to MissionFit from nearby neighborhood communities, as well as through partnerships with youth development organizations such as Baltimore Police Dept. BRIDGE, SquashWise and Living Classrooms Foundation Fresh Start Program. For more information, please contact MissionFitBaltimore@gmail.com.
S.T.E.P. (Supportive Trainer Education Program)
Through the Supportive Trainer Education Program (S.T.E.P.), MissionFit works to educate Baltimore's Future Coaches and Personal Trainers. Through our mentoring program, participants work alongside a certified trainer to develop skills in safety and professionalism, fitness programming, and client relationship and development. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive their ACE Certification, fully paid for by MissionFit, and may find new employment opportunities available to them such as working with MissionFit or any other commercial gym facility or they may choose to start and run their own small business (i.e. boot camp, personal training, etc).
Inclusive Fitness Community
In addition to the above programs, MissionFit aims to provide an inclusive intentional community through a variety of classes open to the Greater Baltimore fitness community. Classes are made available at affordable rates. From drop in rates of $10 to donation-based classes, our goal is to offer a space where community comes first and profit is secondary. Click here to view a schedule of our classes.
- Integrity/character: do the right thing, even when no one is watching
- Respect: play fair, treat others well
- Teamwork: help each other, cooperate, be loyal to the group
- Positivity: good attitude, rebound from challenges, believe that you can
- Community: giving back, being a good role model, inspiring others
- Discipline: work hard, even when you don’t feel like it
- Self improvement: keep learning, growing, getting better at something everyday
- Gratitude: being able to say one thing we are grateful for each day
Board of Directors
Cough, cough, please excuse the dust around here! Our board are very beautiful, handsome, and distinguished, and we can't wait to get their pics and bios up in the very near future.
- Bryan Perry
- Wendy Wolock
- Marisol Johnson
- Rebecca Sinclair
- Conor Creaney
- Jed Schaefer
- Mary Obrecht
- Diana Synofsky
- Dina Billian
- Kyle Swartz
- Zephan Moses Blaxberg
- Janiah Tillery