Fit columbia gives back
Fit Columbia is part of the fabric of Columbia, and we believe in helping our community grow stronger. In our work, we’re accepting of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, races, denominations and fitness levels. We also assist the next generation of physical educators, from the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College, with intern-led wellness service projects.
free curvy girl workshops
Fit Columbia created a beauty campaign to grow a community of curvy women who support each other’s journey. Free monthly workshops to promote body affirmation and self-care.
Free prenatal classes at LRADAC organized by Jenna Yacovene
For eight weeks we offered 2x week free yoga classes for women in Lexington and Columbia LRADAC facilities. We also offered handouts and educational materials on staying active while pregnant.
$600 for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
AC Flora High School and Hammond Dance Marathon participants came to out to play in the aerial silks in order to raise money!
$2500 for WREN
We collaborated with 19 women in fitness to raise $2500 during the months of September and October 2017 for Womens Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN).
$240 FOR TRANSITIONS
Angie Sellers, Fit Columbia Owner
Fit Columbia raised $240 for Transitions Homeless Center. Transitions is the largest, most comprehensive homeless center in the Midlands. We are homeless center for homeless men and women over the age of 18. We are a 260 bed facility that is open 365 days a year. We’re more than just a traditional homeless shelter. We provide programs, services, job trainings, and case management to work with our clients to move them from homelessness to permanent housing. www.transitionssc.org
$700 & 65 PAIRS OF SHOES FOR INNERSOLE
Women in Fitness
Nikki Kallenbach, Fit Columbia Intern
This partnership with The Columbia Star profiled local women in fitness who are influencers in the health and fitness industry. Nikki Kallenbach, Fit Columbia’s 2016 intern, spent one year meeting, interviewing and training with the fitness professionals and captured the experiences in monthly interviews in The Columbia Star. The series culminated in a public event that honored the women, and "raised" $700 and 65 pairs of shoes for children through the nonprofit Innersole, founded by University of South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley.
$500 FOR Epworth Children's Home boys cottage
Shannon Regan, Fit Columbia Intern
Shannon worked with Fit Columbia to adopt the boys cottage at Epworth Children's Home. The boys, who ranged in age from 10-14, learned proper exercise techniques and were encouraged to try out for team sports in high school. The project included Cypheus Bunton, a former University of South Carolina Men's Assistant Basketball Coach and professional basketball player, who met with the boys and worked out with them. As part of the project, Fit Columbia also raised $500 for the nonprofit.
$1750 FOR Epworth children's home girls cottage
Katelyn Richards, Fit Columbia Intern
The purpose of this project which reached 60 teen girls focused on body image and nutrition. Our team met with the group and discussed these important topics and introduced the girls to fitness through yoga, kettlebells, free weights and stretching. At the end of the program, each girl re a yoga mat, block and strap for their own personal use. We partnered with Chana Treat at Health & Happiness LLC, Kohls, Wade Sellers at Coal Powered Filmworks and Julia Murray from University of South Carolina Exercise Science Department. Katelyn now works at Progressive Physical Therapy in Columbia, SC. We raised over $1750 worth of products to donate to Epworth PE Center and students.
We raised over $1750 worth of products to donate to Epworth PE Center and students.
$1200 HIDDEN WOUNDS AND OTHER LOCAL NON-PROFITS
Matt Potts, Fit Columbia Intern
Our donation-based classes are workouts with a purpose. Matt used his internship to raise $500 for Hidden Wounds, a local nonprofit that helps military personnel combat stress injuries such as PTSD, PBI and other psychological post-war challenges. Clients who attend donation-based classes pay what they can and all class proceeds are directed to charity. In all, Matt raised $1,200 for local charities during his internship.
Yoga for cancer
Angie Sellers, Yoga for Cancer Certified
Fit Columbia offers free or sliding scale private yoga classes for clients who are experiencing cancer treatment as well as their caregivers. During these classes, we monitor the cleanliness of the room, temperature and maintain strict privacy as clients often bare surgery sites, ports and intimate experiences in our place of healing.
Contact Angie for more information at 803.529.4075.