The African American Holistic Wellness Program builds a stronger sense of community and decreases the impact of trauma among African Americans by promoting healthy lifestyles through fostering physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness; encouraging healthy social connections; and providing opportunities to make a meaningful contribution. Services include individual counseling, evidences based and peer-to-peer support groups, educational workshops, cultural events, and movement classes. All of our services reflect the following guided principles: trauma informed, holistic health approaches, cultural/racial humility, and outcome driven.
The African American Holistic Wellness Program collaborates with CBO's such as The Village Project, Southwest Community Corporation (IT Bookman), USF Nursing Program, Urban Services of San Francisco, and Mo Magic/Collective Impact.
Zumba® Fitness: Every Thursday 6pm (FREE) Stay Fit!
Chair Fitness: Every Friday: 10:15am to 11:15am Sit and be Fit!
Basic Yoga: Every Saturday, 9:15am-10:15am: Refresh, renew, balance, and stretch.
Jammin to the Oldies: Every Wednesday at 11a-12pm
Move to Improve: Every Tuesday at 11a-12pm.
Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise. It is low impact and is the preferred choice of exercise by health experts. All you need is a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing, and the ability to open the front door!
The Y walking group meets twice monthly and is a great way to get fit and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors at the same time.
1st Thursday of the month at 10:30 am
Cooking Matters Demonstrations and Nutritional Workshops
In a world filled with so many food choices many people simply do not know what to eat. Y chef Berlin, teaches how to Eat Real and keep your family healthy with hands on demonstrations and discussions about food.
Nutritional Shopping Sprees
Regular Health and Wellness participants are rewarded for healthy behaviors with Nutritional Shopping Sprees at local markets with chef Berlin.
Water Aerobics @ MLK Pool
Water Aerobics builds muscle strength and endurance, and improves cardiovascular fitness. No exercise is perfect for everyone, but water aerobics comes close because it is so flexible to individual needs, restrictions and abilities. You don’t have to know how to swim in order to take advantage of water aerobics since you’ll spend most of your time in shallow water.
Wednesday 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it reduces stress and promotes serenity through gentle movements. Tai chi is the perfect low impact activity for people of all ages and physical abilities. Even though your body is in constant motion the movements are slow and gentle.
Saturday at Burton High School at 9:30 – 11:30 am
Sunday at McLaren Park at 9:30 – 11:30 am