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We’re changing the landscape of youth, health and wellness in
Baltimore by creating a supportive community centered around fitness.

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welcome to MissionFit strengthening Baltimore's Youth

We’re changing the landscape of youth, health and wellness in
Baltimore by creating a supportive community centered around fitness.

Who We Are Keep In Touch

welcome to MissionFit strengthening Baltimore's Youth

We’re changing the landscape of youth, health and wellness in
Baltimore by creating a supportive community centered around fitness.

Who We Are Keep In Touch

welcome to MissionFit strengthening Baltimore's Youth

We’re changing the landscape of youth health and wellness in
Baltimore by creating a supportive community, centered around fitness.

Who We Are

Keep In Touch

welcome to MissionFit strengthening Baltimore's Youth

We’re changing the landscape of youth health and wellness in
Baltimore by creating a supportive community, centered around fitness.

Who We Are

Keep In Touch

welcome to MissionFit strengthening Baltimore's Youth

We’re changing the landscape of youth health and wellness in
Baltimore by creating a supportive community, centered around fitness.

Who We Are

Keep In Touch

welcome to MissionFit strengthening Baltimore's Youth

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Who We Are

MissionFit is

kids working out
Strengthening
Baltimore’s Youth
stretching
Educating
Its Future Coaches
MissionFit group
Creating an Inclusive and Intentional Community

For the greater good of our Youth and the Baltimore community.

What we do

At MissionFit, we provide a safe space, resources for health and an environment for continued personal growth.

Our Programs

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Youth Fitness Program

MissionFit offers free fitness classes to Baltimore’s youth ages 11-24. Participation in a consistent, positive fitness program helps our youth to develop confidence and self-acceptance, work ethic and important life skills such as goal setting, time management and accountability. Our youth come to MissionFit from nearby neighborhood communities, as well as through partnerships with youth development organizations.

S.T.E.P.
(Supportive Trainer Education Program)

Our S.T.E.P. program works to educate Baltimore’s future personal trainers and coaches. Participants work alongside a certified trainer to develop skills in safety and professionalism, fitness programming and client relationship and development. Upon completion of the program, participants receive the certification of their choice, fully paid for by MissionFit.







An Inclusive Fitness Community

We seek to provide an inclusive intentional community through a variety of classes open to the Greater Baltimore fitness community. Classes are made available at affordable rates. From drop-in rates of $10 to donation-based classes, our goal is to offer a space where community comes first, and profit is secondary.

Summer Program: Strength Ambassadors

For 5 weeks, youth participate in a meaningful summer program to build healthy habits, develop their knowledge of personal fitness, training, and learn the facilitation skills to bring their knowledge to their friends and family. These youth, called Strength Ambassadors, learn the skills to effectively take ownership over their health, and how to teach those skills – coaching, mindfulness, healthy eating, public speaking – to their own community.




Youth Interviews

Corey
Zion
MissionFit Youth Spotlight: Sage

Hey Wonderful World!Today is the last day of Community Week, and I couldn't think of a better way to close things out than to showcase Sage. Sage has been coming to us for a little over a year, is a fierce jumper-of-ropes, and has dedication and a smile that we could all learn from. Listen to her talk about jump-rope competitions (at the Apollo no less!), and what it's like being in 8th grade in Baltimore during quarantine.Thank you Sage for always bringing great energy - and we're looking forward to when this is over so you can teach us more than you already have!

Posted by MissionFit on Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Sage

Coach Spotlights

Strengthening the Mind, Body, and Community — Joshua Day ’16
Playlist

"Breakfast off" between Yoshwah and Wes!

Posted by MissionFit on Sunday, April 26, 2020
Breakfast Challenge Pt. 1
Community Day 2020/ 5 year anniversary

Hey everyone! I hope you are staying safe and sane during these times! We planned to have our community day today but how we want to highlight the many wonderful people that make up MissionFit Baltimore took a slightly different approach! We hope that you stay tuned because our community day has now become a community week!The aim of this week is to show a small number of the people that have joined our family and that their message(s) in some form, resonate with you or cause you to reflect and grow in a positive way.Peace & Blessings,The MissionFit Team

Posted by MissionFit on Saturday, April 25, 2020
Wes & Joshua Discussion

MissionFit in the Media

The Uplift Fitness Club Podcast
MissionFit: Strengthening Baltimore's Youth

The Bloomberg Fellows Program

The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative that provides world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. Meet the new class.

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Our Classes

We offer many classes to meet the needs of youth, and to build a safe and supportive community. All of our classes are free to Baltimore residents between the ages of 11-24.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Community Classes:
Zoe’s Hour of Power
6-7PM

Strength Club: William
7-8PM

Youth Partnerships:
Henderson-Hopkins School
 3:45-5:15PM (Offsite)
Community Classes:
Morgan
6-7PM

Youth Partnerships: 
Henderson-Hopkins School
 3:45-5:15PM (Offsite)
Youth Partnerships: 
Tunbridge School
 2:30-4PM (Offsite)

Squashwise High School
 5:30-6:30PM (Upstairs)
Community Classes:
Strength Club: Wesley
4-5PM

Free Baltimore Yoga
 6-7PM (Outside)

Drop-in Classes: 
Husky Boys
5-6PM

Youth Partnerships: 
Squashwise Middle School
5:30-6:30PM (Upstairs)
Community Classes:
Morgan
6-7PM

Strength Club: William
7-8PM
Community Classes:
Fitness For Everyone Powered by Social Impact Fitness
12-1PM

Drop-in Classes: 
HitFit
9-10AM

Youth Partnerships:
Holistic Life Foundation
10:00-12:30PM (Upstairs)
Drop-in Classes:
 Husky Boys
11AM-12PM
STRENGTH CLUB
CoachTimeCost
Tuesday: TBD
Thursday: Wes
Sunday: Maria
(Subject to change)
Tuesday: 6pm-8pm
Thursday: 6pm-8pm
Sunday: 9am-11am
Free or Donation
MEN’S GROUP WITH WES
CoachTimeCost
WesMonday: 5:30pm-7:00pm1st class free, $20 drop in, $15 class w/purchase of 5
WORKOUT WITH KEE
CoachTimeCost
KeionaMonday: 6:30pm-7:30pm$10
CHARM CITY MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE
CoachTimeCost
ParthWednesdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm1st class free, $20 drop in, $15 class w/purchase of 4
FREE BALTIMORE YOGA
CoachTimeCost
EmilyThursday: 6:15pm-7:30pmFree
HEART HEALTHY INITIATIVE
CoachTimeCost
TonySaturday: 8am-9am$10
HITFIT
CoachTimeCost
SteveSaturdays: 9am-10am$10
BRUNCH N BURN
CoachTimeCost
TonySaturday: 1/month 10:30am$35
stretching
Seminar
with Aron McConnell

When: April 27, 2pm-4pm

What: Everything about the Shoulder

Cost: $30 for the public, $15 for members.
Free for Coaches.

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Email strength@missionfit.org for more information. 

Our Founders

Wendy
Wendy Wolock
Geoffrey Blake
Geoff Blake

Meet the Team

MEET OUR COACHES

MissionFit coach
William Lomax

Holistic health and performance

Devout Generalist, weightlifting, mobility, yoga, martial arts, mindfulness, meditation, pain management, elder and youth fitness

Imagining being a positive drop in the infinite seas of consciousness

Chauncey D. Whitehead
Chauncey Whitehead

AFAA Group Exercise/Personal Trainer, aspiring B.S in Exercise Science

Functional fitness, Bodybuilding, Endurance training

Attempted Guinness Book of World Records for most crunches in 1 hour to raise awareness of YMCA transitional housing program, raising funds for every family in the program to have Thanksgiving dinner

Stephen McGill
Stephen McGill 

AAAI-ISMA 

Weight Training, Cardio, HIIT

Collection Sneakers, Creating Cool Playlist, and writing the coolest children’s book series ever, The Electrifying Adventures of Mr. Powers

Parth
Parth Naik

Student Physical Therapist (Doctorate expected ’20)

Weightlifting, Rock Climbing, Hand-balancing, Acrobatics, Martial Arts, Dance, Parkour… I like to move!

I love to play music and engage with the arts!

Tim Rich
Timothy Rich
Nat & Erika
Nathalie Iden & Erika Misewich
Visharad
Visharad Moktan
Corey, Zyon and Micah
Corey, Zyon, Micah

2019, 2020 Strength Ambassadors

Strength Ambassadors 2021
Terrence, Carlos, Di'Kera

2021 Strength Ambassadors

Cashay
Cashay

Strength Ambassador

Kedar
Kedar

Strength Ambassador

Mekhai

Strength Ambassador

Ty'Asia
Ty'Asia

Strength Ambassador

MEET OUR STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joshua Day
Joshua Day

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Current Board Position: Executive Director and Head Coach
Favorite Fitness Activity: Handstands
Health Background: Being healthy is a by-product of my love of physically and mentally pushing myself. I was a D1 track and cross country runner at umbc and that competitive nature has been around my whole life.
Goal: The legacy I want to leave behind is how to create habits that will lead to a healthier lifestyle and NOT feel like a chore. Health should, in the long run, feel natural and fun not like a 9-5 job you hate.
Fun Fact: More than half of my front right tooth is fake.

Wesley
Wesley Jamison

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current Board Position: Director of Development
Favorite Fitness Activity: Kettlebells, swimming in the river, and working on my handstands
Health Background: Exercise has helped me focus and be present. It’s also the language through which I connect with young people and help them learn critical life skills. It’s also the way and place in which young people teach me and help me grow.
Goal: My goal for MissionFit is for all young people in Baltimore to feel like they have a safe space they can go to connect with positive, healthy people. Selfishly, I hope one of those young people replaces me in my job.
Fun Fact: I was a nationally recognized chess player when I was 10 years old (at least that’s the way I remember it).

Andrew
Andrew McCrumb

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current Board Position: Facilities management & human oversight committee
Favorite Fitness Activity: Climbing, kettlebells
Health Background: I started working out at a young age as a way to improve athleticism and performance in my sports of lacrosse and ice hockey. Fitness quickly became a passion of mine that has spanned over 10+ years as a personal trainer and strength coach
Goal: I want to help spread the importance of movement throughout the Baltimore community. I also want to use my experience in property management to help make the physical gym space as safe and efficient as possible to better serve those who utilize it
Fun Fact: I’m going to be a rockstar one day

Justin
Justin Fair

Hometown: Security Square Catonsville, MD
Current Board Position: Board Chair
Favorite Fitness Activity: Ring Support Holds, then an epic Black Widow landing
Health Background: Why is health and wellness important to you? What has been your health journey? It’s so important to see others around you who are like you, who didn’t think they could push themselves, only to find they needed a role model to lead them on the way. I grew up as a high-pitched, pencil skinny, artsy, eccentric, asthma kid. As a gay guy, everyone said ‘physical fitness isn’t for you’ and I got physically and emotionally bullied as a kid. I relied on some dance to get me by, but art and theatre were my passion. It was only in grad school (!) for city planning that I came across MissionFit when doing research for a class project. Geoff welcomed me with open arms and I could immediately see the importance of a culture where people of all ages can challenge themselves, and be role models for others. I volunteered right away and the work just keeps giving back! Three years later, I’m now the board chair and I regularly attend Husky Boys/Lunging Ladies with Coach Wes. It’s through our weekly workouts I’ve grown to see myself physically and mentally capable. I am regularly challenged and relieved. ‘Yes I Can!’
Goal: What do you hope to accomplish as a Missionfit Board Member? What is your goal for MissionFit? I work as a grants manager for my day job, so I would love to support staff in scoring ongoing support from local foundations and gifts from companies.
Fun Fact: One thing about you most people may not know. I’m an artist! I paint acrylic and draw in charcoal.

Emily Bryson Driscoll

Hometown: Boston, MA
Current Board Position: secretary
Favorite Fitness Activity: trail running
Health Background: Sports were my outlet growing up. I really enjoyed the camaraderie of team sports and learned about teamwork and leadership through these activities. I continued with team sports through high school and college and then became a runner after that. In Baltimore, I met many of my best friends through running and we were able to train for many races together.
Goal: My hope is to help Missionfit become a sustainable organization with a broad base of youth and young adults seeking the services provided.
Fun Fact: I spent three years coaching lacrosse in Scotland before I went to nursing school.

Sasha Flores
Sasha Flores

Hometown: Brooklyn, NYC
Current Board Position: Member
Favorite Fitness Activity: Deadlifts are my fav
Health Background: Why is health and wellness important to you? It’s so easy to be comfortable eating, drinking, and sitting at your desk. You forgot how those behaviors impact your health and wellness. Working out and training at MissionFit has gotten me through 60-mile walks, hiking in Iceland, getting married, and recovering from a car accident. That’s nothing in comparison to the friends I’ve made along the way.
Goal: What do you hope to accomplish as a Missionfit Board Member? What is your goal for MissionFit? I just want to do a little more to support our youth. When I was growing up it was organizations like MissionFit that kept me out of trouble and into the fundamentals of movement. If my presence can benefit a member of our community to do the same than I have paid it forward. Plus, this community gym has done so much for me and it’s only right I donate back to my adopted family.
Fun Fact: One thing about you most people may not know. I’m a huge collector of Funko Pops of characters from my favorite superhero movies. I own over 40 different Wonder Woman and Blackwidow from 8 different collections.

Traci Mitchell
Traci Mitchell

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Current Board Position: Program Support
Favorite Fitness Activity: Cardio, Dance
Health Background: Health and wellness is important to me because you need both for a healthy lifestyle and longevity. I believe it is a form of self-care, respect and appreciation for your body and its abilities. I am on a continuous health journey that began out of personal health problems, and developed into an exploration of various foods and choices that had a positive impact on my health.
Goal: I hope to support Mission Fit’s curriculum programming and reach. I’d like to see Mission Fit grow substantially and be the go-to organization for health and wellness programming. My goal for Mission Fit is state and national recognition and impacting the lives of our youth and young adults.
Fun Fact: I am an avid horseback rider.

Rachel Feldman
Rachel Curran
Tamra
Tamra Perkins CPA
Advisory Board
Lashauna Jones

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current Board Position: Advisory Member
Favorite Fitness Activity: Kettlebells, Basketball, Slow Pitch Softball
Health Background: I recall growing up as a young child being very active. Whether it was hopscotch, tag or a game of softball with my little league team. Being active through sports was always a fun and engaging way to connect with my friends. Now as an adult, I feel the same way about staying active and maintaining my health and connecting with others. I competed in various sports through college and always felt a sense of self-gratification whether we won or lost. Now I am learning more ways through low impact exercise to maintain the same self-gratification.
Goal: I want to stay connected to youth programs that support youth health, sports and exercise activities while using my knowledge and experience to educate and increase engaging active spaces for others to enjoy.
Fun Fact: I used to be an Editor of an online high school sports Magazine and love pineapples on pizza!

Ali Smith
Ali Smith
Board Emeritus
Wendy
Wendy Thomas Wolock

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current Board Position: founder and retired board chair
Favorite Fitness Activity: hiking and training my pups
Health Background: Why is health and wellness important to you? What has been your health journey? Turning a certain age and my body was breaking down from years of competitive tennis. Walked into a CrossFit gym and fell in love with movement.
Goal: What do you hope to accomplish as a Missionfit Board Member? What is your goal for MissionFit? While I am no longer a board member, my goal is to see MissionFit’s impact on the community continue to grow; creating a healthier, stronger Baltimore.
Fun Fact: One thing about you most people may not know. I am a recovering attorney.

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Membership

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STRENGTHENING
BALTIMORE'S COMMUNITY

People have been asking for memberships to our super awesome community gym for quite a long time. While we can’t open up our doors to everyone because the gym would be so packed that it could interfere with our singular focus of Strengthening Baltimore’s Youth, we can open it to some.

Limited memberships exist. Members get the code to the door and largely make their own hours. Cost is approx $50/month.

Our membership is different though – our members are really part of our community. If you want a gym where you can drop the weights loudly, leave equipment all over the place for the cleaning crew to deal with, please email membership@planetfitness.com.

If you want to be part of our community, email Wesley at wesley@missionfit.org.

"Thank you for helping me build confidence, and for doubting myself less."

That’s what Di’Kera, one of our Strength Ambassadors in 2021 said to her Coaches at the end of the summer program.

Our young people: 

  • Have more confidence
  • Have healthy mentors
  • Have safe space to exercise
  • Feel stronger and healthier
  • Are part of a healthy community

And we know that all of these impacts are linked to positive outcomes in the classroom, in the mind, and in life.

If you want to help make health possible for Baltimore’s youth, please become a supporter now.


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Annual $100

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