In 2007, the U-Fit 2 organization received its 501-C(3) status. As a nonprofit, our mission is to educate and encourage church congregations and communities to adopt physically active lifestyles. We are dedicated to improving physical, spiritual and emotional well-being through the promotion of faith-based health and exercise-related activities.
Our purpose is to provide services targeted to increase physical activity and decrease health disparities, and to implement a fitness leadership training program to sustain exercise programs, within our own communities, where they are needed most.
We believe our greatest resource is prevention and restoration is our best intervention.
Our priorities Specifically address populations who are at greatest risk for poor health and who face barriers to obtaining reliable, quality health care.
Our goal is to reach minority groups with disproportionate health care needs with particular interest on body image and depression.
Planning to shape a new foundation, we sought out a diverse set of leaders who believed in the same vision, to make a sufficient impact on restoring the wellness of our nation. You are part of the elite group who God has selected to support his vision of changing the world. Your expertise has assisted in the foundation’s planning process, and we appreciate your efforts contributing to our success. Each of you has helped us move forward towards building a healthier society.
The fiscal year of 2010-2011 has come to an end. There has been some exciting progress made in the fight to educate people and promote healthy living. The accomplishments consist of:
U-Fit 2 completed its two required meeting obligations by having meetings on May 4th and November 7, 2011.
Unique Fitness University held its two-day Fitness Leader Training program with five participants completing its first session of classes on September 25-26, 2010. The graduates of the class of 2010 were LaTonya Smalls, Bridgette Reaves, Gladys Jimmie Sudler, Felecia Bennett-Giles, and Marion Kaliahla.
We have completed a new U-Fit2 Dance Shuffle (DVD), audio Keep Movin’America (CD) and the “U-fit-ology” stretch DVD to raise funds for our mission.+
In 2011-2012, the following events are planned to occur:
U-Fit2 Health and Wellness, in collaboration with the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting a youth exercise initiative. The mayor of Winston-Salem, Mr. Joines, will help kickoff the event on Saturday January 22, 2011. A Proclamation will be presented by Mayor Joines. “U’- Keep Movin’ Winston-Salem to support wellness and fitness in our community. The kickoff event will be held at Union Baptist Church, located at 1200 N. Trade Street, from 2:00-4:00pm. Please plan to attend and support our cause.
Our next Church and Community Fitness Day event will be hosted by Union Baptist Church. Tentative dates are 3/19 and 3/26.
Unique Fitness University’s next Fitness leader Training and CPR certification dates have yet to be confirmed and will be announced in the future.