Check out this video from CBS Atlanta about the work we are doing at Urban Perform.
A non-profit gym located in the Atlanta neighborhood of English Avenue
Check out this video from CBS Atlanta about the work we are doing at Urban Perform.
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/www.trikidsinc.org/”>Tri-Kids Incorporated, Urban Perform Youth have the opportunity to complete a tri-athalon this fall! Our youth will get the opportunity to earn a spot on the team through their participation in our summer camp, Summer UP '13!
What: Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Summer Camp
Who: Rising 4th-10th Grade Students living in zip codes 30318 and 30314
When: June 3rd-July 12th, Monday-Friday
Where: Urban Perform, 575 Travis St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, English Avenue Neighborhood
How: Click the link below to download our brochure and registration form
To sign up parents or guardians must complete the registration form and waiver which can be dropped off at the student’s school or to Urban Perform at 575 Travis Street NW. The first 30 students will be enrolled and the remaining students will be placed on a wait list.
The Urban Perform kids had their first Nutrition Workshop and Cooking Demo at the Good Samaritan Health Center!!!
The kids started off the day with a nutrition workshop and wrapped things up by making their own healthy pizzas!
See the rest of our experience at Good Samaritan on our facebook page!
Urban Perform is offering Health and Wellness Assessments in partnership with local nutritionists. Assesments include Blood pressure screening.
Basic anthropometrics: height, weight, body composition, waist to hip ratio. Individual or family nutrition counseling. Weight management counseling.
Each class costs $2.
Join us this Saturday (January 12th 10:15am-11:15am)
for Urban Perform’s first Yoga Class!
Certified Yoga Instructor Juanita Davis will be leading us
through an hour of peaceful strengthening exercise.
Visit our Yoga Page and Urban Perform Calendar
for updates on classes and the rest of the gym schedule!
This New Year we are offering New Classes and New UP opportunities! Urban Perform is now offering:
View the Full Urban Perform Calendar
We look forward to moving UP with you this year!
Message from our partner, FCA Urban Baseball Director, Brent Slade.
“FCA Urban Baseball began in 2009 under the guidance of Bob Wiedemann, FCA Atlanta Multi-Area Director. I began working with FCA Urban Baseball in September of 2010. Our vision is to see Atlanta impacted for Jesus Christ by the influence of coaches and athletes. And, The mission of FCA Urban Baseball is to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. We strive to fulfill our vision and mission through the platform of baseball.
The primary way we do this is our APS (Atlanta Public Schools) Middle School Baseball League. For the last three years, APS has allowed FCA to create and direct a middle school baseball league within the school system. The first year we partnered with L.E.A.D. and the last two years we have been independent. In 2012, six middle schools participated in the FCA Urban Baseball League, that includes 15 coaches and over 90 players. We also provide clinics, camps, and summer travel teams. All of these things are done with our vision and mission out front leading the way.
We chose to partner with Urban Perform because our values line up with Coach Laura’s values. Laura’s love for the kids is evident each and every workout. She shows her love through encouragement and exhortation for every athlete there. Don’t get me wrong, it’s tough love sometimes. She challenges these kids to be the best they can be each and every time they show up. AND, the athletes receive top of the line instruction they would otherwise never receive through our partnership with Urban Perform. That is the type of environment we want for the kids who participate in FCA Urban Baseball. We want to provide a holistic ministry involving the best there is to offer.
Terrell Glover is an 8th grader at Price Middle School. He lives with his mother, sister, and brother in a small apartment just down the street from the school. Terrell has health issues. At age 6, his kidneys were failing. He lost one and the other is a transplant. He has to take pills every day. His mother does not allow him to play football or basketball, but when FCA Urban Baseball started a team at Price Middle School, she allowed Terrell to try out for the team. He was in 6th grade. He made the team! He wasn’t the fastest nor the strongest, but he showed up and the coaches continued to teach and encourage him. Seventh grade came around and he tried out again. He made the team this time as well. He still wasn’t very fast or very strong, but he played in every game. This August, FCA Urban Baseball partnered with Urban Perform to provide workouts for those young men not playing football. Terrell Glover was at the first workout. He looked awful trying to go through the ladder drill. He was shy and embarrassed, but he kept coming each and every week. September and October came and went; he was there. And, at Coach Laura’s final workout of the fall, Terrell showed out. Coach Laura asked if anyone wanted to lead the ladder drill, Terrell spoke up and said “Yes!”. He smoked it! He had not only improved his physical skills, but his confidence had skyrocketed. Urban Perform and Coach Laura played a huge part in Terrell’s transformation.”
“This weekend on November 10th and 11th I have to the opportunity to ride my bicycle from Leeds, Alabama to Atlanta, GA in the Cycle of Love 2012. That’s approximately 165 miles of rolling hills and long roads. This is a ride that was started to help support organizations that have a vision for creating better communities and engaging people. This year I have chosen to ride in support of Urban Perform. I strongly believe in UP, its leaders, and the vision it has to provide the area in which it serves a high quality facility for improving physical health. As a resident of English Avenue I see the need for a top notch and affordable place for neighbors to get exciting about physical fitness and improving their health. I have also had the opportunity to teach an indoor cycling class as well as attend the circuit training class at Urban Perform, which have both helped prepare me for this ride! I ask that you consider sponsoring me in this challenge in support of Urban Perform by providing a financial gift. The vision and work of Urban Perform continues to grow by simple yet powerful acts by many individuals!” – Curtis Kester
Our Founder, Laura Pritchard, was featured on the front page of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education Kinesiology Newsletter.
SERVICE, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP: Curry alumni excel in their professions
You Opened a Gym Where?
Laura Pritchard (B.S.Ed. ‘9, M.Ed. ’10 Exerc Phys) opens a nonprofit fitness center in the heart of a low-income Atlanta neighborhood
Imagine living in a neighborhood where the nearest grocery store is over a half hour’s ride on the city bus. Where criminal activity takes place openly in plain sight of children playing in the streets. Where recreational running in the neighborhood is not an option and there are no public places for organized exercise.
These are the conditions Laura Pritchard observed in an Atlanta neighborhood called The Bluff when as a second-year at U.Va. she took a year-long break from courses to do community service work. A dream began to formulate in her mind—a plan to help ameliorate the exercise and nutrition injustices she had observed.
The dream stayed with the southwestern Virginia native as she went on to complete a graduate degree in exercise physiology. It followed her as she worked with two national championship U.Va. tennis teams as their strength and conditioning coach.
In 2010 she moved to Atlanta and found a house across the street from Booker T. Washington High School, where Martin Luther King, Jr., attended as a youth. Little did she know that her vision would become reality so quickly.
Last January she opened a non-profit gym called Urban Perform located in English Avenue in a renovated warehouse owned by New Life Covenant Church. Pritchard is the gym’s executive director and chief fundraiser, as well as fitness instructor.
“I have probably stayed up later working on projects for UP than I ever did working on papers in college,” she told Atlanta’s Plywood People blog. “The desire to have a nonprofit that is truly making a difference in the community is boiling in my veins and makes me so excited I cannot sleep.”
“I have probably stayed up later working on projects for UP than I ever did working on papers in college.”
Congratulations to our Casino Night Winners! Anne Seymore and Jeff Shinabarger
to everyone who attended Urban Perform’s first annual Casino Night and Silent Auction!
The event was a success thanks to our dealers, bidders, Zumba instructor Billie, Fred Perry Photography, attendees, MC Byron, Donors and supporters!
If you missed out on this year’s event, view evening highlights and photobooth pictures captured by Fred Perry Photography.
We hope to see you again next year!
Urban Perform is a non-profit gym located in the Atlanta neighborhood of English Avenue.