Ms Samantha gets accepted to CCI!

We are very excited for the future as one of our volunteers, Ms. Samantha, was accepted into a leadership and business development program for social entrepreneurs in the community.

As a Center for Civic Innovation Fellow, she will work in an innovative, creative environment with a goal of sustaining and expanding Urban Perform’s services. We could not be more proud of her!

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Video

Urban Perform was honored by the Mercedes-Benz Stadium through a video sharing the story and work of UP on the Westside!

 

Celebrating 5 Years!

“I lost 30 pounds, got off blood pressure pills and found my extended family.” -Markita

On December 31, we celebrated 5 years of service in the English Avenue, Vine City and Washington Park communities. At this celebration, our members took time to share why they love coming to Urban Perform:

“When I come to Urban Perform, I feel likeI am coming to be with my family.” – Ms. Nora

“Because of the support of Urban Perform we (Markita and I) became runners!” – Leroy

“I lost 41 pounds! And now in my yoga class I can do forearm stands.”
– Ms. Debra

You can enjoy the entire video online!

Partnering with Redeemer

Thanks to our members coming together and support of Redeemer Community Church, Urban Perform now offers group fitness classes down the street.

We are currently located in Redeemer Community Church at 128 Vine St. NW Atlanta, GA 30314. You can get our updated calendar online. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

Fitness Resources

Washington Park Natatorium

102 Ollie St Atlanta, GA 30314

(404) 658-1436

Pool, Treadmills, Elliptical, Free Weights, Water Aerobics

$4/day for Adults ($110/year)

$2/day for Seniors & Kids

 

Free Online Resources & Class Information

Pilates Resources

Pilates Resources

Yoga Resources

Yoga Resources

Dance Fitness

Dance Fitness

Body Weight Training

Body Weight Training

Fitness Apps

Fitness Apps

Urban Perform Benefit WOD

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This Holiday Season, Urban Perform has teamed up with several CrossFit gyms around Atlanta to help Give the Gift of Health to our community! Check out the list below to see if your gym is participating and sign up to complete the Urban Perform Benefit WOD!

When: Weekend of December 17-18th

Where: CrossFit Midtown, CrossFit Conyers, Venture CrossFit, CrossFit Atlanta

Cost: Suggested donation of $25 to Urban Perform

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WOD:               13 min AMRAP

35x Wall-balls (20/14) to 10’ target

12x Burpee Box Jumps to (24”/20”)

6x Power Cleans (172/125)

 

Score is total rounds + reps

Scaling options:

*Scale wall ball weight to (14/10) and/or to 9’ target

*Scale height of box as applicable

*Scale power clean weight (L2: 135/95, L1: 95/65)

 

This WOD was created to serve as a charity event to benefit Urban Perform, a small non-profit on the west side of Atlanta who provides fitness and wellness programming to the underserved communities in the 30314 and 30318 zip codes. In these areas, there is a 13-year life expectancy gap as compared with the 7 zip codes comprising the Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta. Additionally, the obesity rate in our community can reach as high as 35%, and is only poised to climb due to lack of affordable and accessible fitness and nutrition options. Urban Perform was founded in 2012 when our neighbors asked for a safe and affordable place to exercise. Since then, Urban Perform has grown to serve the Vine City, English Avenue, and Washington Park neighborhoods providing gym access to adults and kids alike, hosting mobile youth programs, and helping members lose over 172 lbs. last year! Our vision is to demolish “fitness deserts” one community at a time by making exercise and wellness accessible, affordable, and safe.

Give the Gift of Health

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 $40k in One Day! 

Help Make Exercise a reality for 800 families 

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 $50 provides a one month family membership!

 

 

UP 2016

Curious about what we do and how it impacts our community? Check out our new video!

Give the Gift of Health

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This holiday season, give the gift of health to an entire family!

As little as $50 can help a family live a healthier fuller and longer life.  your-choice-gift-tags 50-gift-of-health-gift-tags 100-gift-of-health-gift-tags

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 Give beyond the gift of health by becoming a sustaining donor! 

If you prefer to send a check, checks can be made payable to Urban Perform and mailed to
P.O Box 92392
Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Join our Board of Directors

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Urban Perform is now accepting applications for our Board of Directors!!

We are seeking individuals who have a passion for our mission, the ability to be a good steward of the organization, will bring ideas and perspective, think innovatively, and represent our our community. We are especially interested in individuals who bring experience and skills in the following areas:

 

Fundraising & Events
Legal
Finance & Accounting
Nonprofit Leadership
Community Engagement
Communications & Marketing

 

Interested individuals should submit a resume to Board member Heather Shaffer at hrlane@gmail.com