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 completed earns dollars to support the growth of Urban Perform.


10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open House

  • Shape UP – Free fitness classes
  • Fed UP – Mini health fair
  • Step UP – Tour our New Digs

Additional Details:

If you are not competing in the Turn UP Challenge, the event is free and open to the public.  Kids and families are welcome!

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Tri-Kids training begins!


This week 14 of our athletes started their 8 week journey of training for a triathlon.  3 of our athletes are returning for a second triathlon, while 11 are training for the very first time.

This program is made possible through our partnership with Tri-Kids Inc. Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday with the final race on May 4 in Rome, GA.

If you believe in this program and our other work, please consider becoming a Sustaining UP Member for as little as $21 per month.


New building! New classes! New hours!

Starting March 1, we officially open in our new location, 

678 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30314.

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Check out our new class schedule!                                   And our new operating hours!

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We hope to sweat with you soon!

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 to serve each other and we should have a theme party to make it extra fun!
Past-times:  “I really do like long walks on the beach. I love trail runs in the desert!”


We excited to have Ralyn joining us at Urban Perform.  She will be an excellent addition to our leadership team.


Spring Internships Available!

We are looking for qualified, passionate individuals to intern with us for school credit.  The job description is below.  Feel free to email with any questions.

Volunteer Job Title: Fitness Management Intern

Reports to: Associate Director

Time commitment: 15-20 hours per week

Responsibility: The Fitness Management Intern will have the opportunity to work within our varying programs serving youth and adults.  This person will be responsible for assisting the Directors in running the gym facility and will have the opportunity to teach classes, run programs and help individuals reach their fitness needs.

About Urban Perform: Founded in January 2012 as a local nonprofit gym, we work to improve the health of families in underserved communities by promoting quality nutrition and active lifestyles. We partner with local organizations to decrease rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes; thus, creating a health conscious change in the community. We provide free fitness and nutrition programs for kids as well as $2 classes in various formats for adults including circuit training, Spin, Zumba, and Yoga. We currently serve the English Ave, Vine City and Washington Park neighborhoods on the Westside of Atlanta.

About the Position: This position is offered during the spring, summer and fall semesters.  The target population of Urban Perform is predominately non-hispanic Black individuals who live in the English Avenue Vine, Vine City and Washington Park communities.  Fitness Management Interns with Urban Perform will have the opportunity to gain experience in many different aspects of the fitness industry, including, but not limited to:

  • Customer care
  • Facility operations
  • Comprehensive fitness assessments
  • Individualized exercise programming
  • Incentive program development
  • Group exercise class instruction
  • After school program instruction
  • Physical Education class instruction
  • Health promotion programs
  • Professional development and networking


  • Candidates for this internship should have a strong desire to work in community engagement and health/fitness
  • Prefer students in their junior or senior year, pursing a BS or BA Degree in wellness, fitness or related field
  • Experience/interest in working with diverse populations
  • Preferred course work in exercise testing and prescription, exercise physiology and anatomy
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Group fitness or personal training certification a plus

Key Duties:

  • Assist the Associate Director in the daily activities of Urban Perform
  • Be present and available to greet and answer questions from clients
  • Manage the front desk using our client management system
  • Provide assistance and direction for a specific Urban Perform program of your choice


Application Procedure: To apply for this position please email a cover letter and resume with INTERNSHIP in the subject line to Internships can be done for degree credit and are unpaid.

2013 Casino Night Success & Thank You

Thank You!

Our second annual Casino Night and Silent Auction was an amazing time and a huge success…if you can’t tell from the pictures through the link below!

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Casino Night Pictures

We would like to say thank you to all of those that were involved in making the night an incredible experience! Most importantly, we would like to thank the individuals that came out as well as those that would have but were unable, for the tremendous support they provide not only financially but through time given and connections made to make this organization what it is!

Thank You!

We have already penciled in our event for 2014 at Monday Night Brewing for Sunday October 5th. Mark you calendars because we’re going to do our best to one UP these first 2 years!

Also, check out this amazing blog post from one of our sUPporters Kathryn Taylor on her thoughts from the night. We are grateful for the encouragement!

Making Fundraisers Fun!

Urban Perform Featured on

This month, Urban Perform was featured in an article on! They are an online national network of people solely dedicated to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic.

Our founder and Executive Director Laura Pritchard-Compton was interviewed and featured in the article. Click the link below to check it out!



Casino Night & Silent Auction 2013!


Date/Time: October 13th at 6:30pm 

Location: Monday Night Brewing

Please join us for a spectacular evening filled with casino games (Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Poker), photo booth fun, brewery tours and amazing prizes to win and bid on!

Award winning Monday Night Brewing beer will be served in your own signature glass.  Dessert, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will also be included. 

Dress Attire: Cocktail with an UPgrade – be sure to UP your outfit with a piece of flare, i.e. hat, scarf, large necklace, etc.

Parking Options: Lot and street parking are available.

Purchase tickets now!

Check out last year”s photos!


2013 Sponsors

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Youth Triathlon Conquered!

“That was awesome!”

-Tri-Kids athlete post race

On September 22nd, after eight weeks of training, six of our Urban Perform students completed their very first triathlon in Rome, GA.  Three of our athletes placed in their age groups!  With eight solid weeks of commitment to intense training, these students raced and conquered their goal of beating the triathlon. We are extremely proud and grateful for all the volunteers with Tri-Kids and the families who came out to support their loved ones. To see a full album of pictures visit us.

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Summer UP’13

Urban Perform hosted it”s very first Summer UP camp this year!  Take a look at everything our athletes did this summer!

Group pic rock climbing


To view  more photos of Summer UP”13 visit our Facebook page.