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Running Wolf Fitness Center

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
Running Wolf Fitness Center is a joint endeavor between the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and the Native American Community Clinic. Running Wolf Fitness Center’s mission is to make exercise the norm for the urban Native American community. Running Wolf Fitness Center provides a safe place for urban Native Americans to exercise. It is goal of Running Wolf Fitness Center to increase the community’s participation in exercise and healthy eating. These activities will aid in promoting a healthier lifestyle and thus play a role in decreasing the health disparities that plague the urban Native American Community. Running Wolf Fitness center is conveniently located between the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and the Native American Community Clinic. Running Wolf Fitness Center has cardiovascular equipment available for use that includes treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, stair steppers, and a Nu Step. Likewise, there is a variety of weight machines and free weights offered at Running Wolf Fitness Center. There is a large studio which hosts a variety of different fitness classes on most days of the week located within Running Wolf Fitness Center. Running Wolf Fitness Center is funded by the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and the Native American Community Clinic. Likewise, both clinics received funding from UCare and a generous donation from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to aid in the renovations of the current location and the operational costs of the facility. The partnering clinics are looking for ways to sustain Running Wolf Fitness Center. Originally, the fitness center has been free to the community. A business plan has been developed to charge a membership fee of $10/month starting in April 2012. The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis will continue to offer this service free of charge to patients that are active participants of the SDPI Diabetes Programs[Community Directed and DP Initiative].

Age Group(s):
Children, Adolescents, Adults

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Cardiovascular Disease , Diabetes , Nutrition , Physical Activity

Service Area:
Bemidji

Keyword(s):
Physical activity

URL: www.indianhealthboard.com

Overall Cost: $100,000.00

Name: Tammy Didion
Site or Location Name: The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
Address:
1315 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Email: tdidion@ihb-mpls.org
Phone: 612-721-9816