We improve the health of families in underserved communities by promoting quality nutrition and active lifestyles. Our vision is to partner with local organizations to decrease rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes; thus, creating a health conscious change in the community.
“This gym tells everyone in this community: You are loved. You matter. You are important.” - Billie Walker; single mother, resident, Zumba Instructor

Get UP and get involved at UP!

We are always looking for excellent volunteers! We need individuals who love working with kids, groups desiring to complete a community project and group fitness instructors to lead classes. email volunteer@urbanperform.org to get involved!

Leadership Character Award

LAURA PRITCHARD-COMPTON NOMINATED FOR A 2014 LEADERSHIP CHARACTER AWARD Atlanta, Georgia — September 9,2014 – The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and Atlanta-based Turknett Leadership Group have announced nominees for the 11th Character Awards. Laura Pritchard-Compton, Founder and Executive Director of Urban Perform has been nominated for the 2014 Leadership Character Award in the […]

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FitWit Club

FitWit is a new FREE after-school club that exposes high school students not involved in sports to a variety of exercise, fun and service events.   The club will meet at Urban Perform (678 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30314) for workouts each MONDAY and WEDNESDAY at 4:30pm. Register today at Urban Perform […]

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3rd Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction

Purchase tickets now!   Event management for 3rd Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction powered by Eventbrite Check out last year’s photos!   Event Sponsors:


Register August 13th for Girls on The Run at Urban Perform!

We are partnering as a host site for Girls on the Run We  hope to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. We will do this through fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running and will build character! Registration starts August 13th     (Parents/Guardians must register at Urban Perform) The Program begins on August 23rd THERE ARE […]


Atlanta Healthcare Champion

July, 2014 Atlanta Magazine Feature From the road, the old gas station didn’t stand out much from its neighbors—a boarded-up brick two-story building and a green-awninged bodega—on this stretch of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard just west of the Georgia Dome. But now, a bright new mural with a crouching pink tiger hints that something powerful […]


GrowUPStrong Family Fitness Series

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  Through our community partnership with Grow Montessori School, we are hosting a Family Fitness Series! Saturday, July 26 – Disco Zumba Saturday, August 23 – Water Works Saturday, October 25 – Monster MashUP Saturday, November 22 – Turkey Trot Each event starts at 12pm and will consist of a fun workout for the whole […]


Run “The ATL”

Urban Perform is one of the beneficiaries of the classic Atlanta Labor Day weekend race, The ATL 20K Relay and 10K! Gather some friends and run in the 20K Relay (4 person team each completing a 5K leg or 2 person team each completing a 10K leg). You can also participate in the road race solo as a […]


New Mural by Nathan Tavel!

  A very special thanks to Nathan Tavel and Taylor Means for the beautiful mural they designed and created on our new building. We are so grateful for all their hard work. They did a fantastic job with our building! We have heard many positive comments from community members about the mural. Coming up later this […]


We hope to make Vine City an Oasis of healthy living! – AJC Feature

Adding a safe place to exercise to ‘so-called’ gym deserts Posted: 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 By Gracie Bonds Staples – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hyosub Shin  as the photojournalist Outside a renovated gas station at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, a half dozen women run through 45-second intervals of […]


turn it UP! 6 week challenge

Take the challenge, make the change TURN IT UP Monday June 30th –Friday August 8th TRANSFORM INTO A HEALTHIER YOU IN 6 Weeks Take your Fitness to the NEXT LEVEL: Lose Weight – Tone Muscles – Gain Endurance with Accountability Activities Include: 3 assessments, class attendance minimum, open gym workouts, food log, health 101, prize […]

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