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!
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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 […]

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GrowUPStrong Family Fitness Series

  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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Farmer’s Market

We partnered with the Georgia Food Oasis, Atlanta Mobile Market, Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation to host a weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market at Urban Perform. Please join us every Saturday from 9am-1pm!  The produce will be fresh, local and reasonably priced for our community.  Snap Benefits will be 2 for […]

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Tri-Kids Spring season was a great success!

After 8 weeks of dedicated training our athletes successfully completed two triathlons!  Eleven of our athletes competed for the very first time.  We could not be more proud and grateful.  The athletes would not have this opportunity if we did not have amazing volunteer coaches, donations and your support! This program is made possible through […]

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Grand Opening Celebration!

Join us for the Turn UP Challenge as we celebrate our move into a new location! May 31, 2014 · 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. · 678 Joseph E. Boone 9:00 am – 10:00 am Turn UP Challenge Let’s find out who is Atlanta’s MOST FIT Teams of (3) Pushups, Burpees and Squats 30 second increments Each rep […]

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Meet our new Associate Director…

Ralyn Strong!   Hometown:  Flagstaff, Arizona Education: Public Health and Communication What makes you most excited about joining Urban Perform? 1)Seeing what God does through us. 2) Having the opportunity to work with a cause I wholeheartedly believe in. 3)Working with a team full of passion for the community! Thinks…the true gift is, to be able […]

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