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Workforce Fitness Program

Engaging Employees during COVID-19 We’ve inspired active living throughout our region for 29 years Now more than ever, Sports Backers wants to serve our business community by maintaining a culture of teamwork and camaraderie through engaging in physical activity while working remotely. Working from home has forced us to reinvent the ways we support one another despite the significant changes […]

Fitness Warriors COVID-19 Class Schedule

Join your favorite Fitness Warrior for our Zoom series April 27- June 12, 2020!  Email us for the link. Mondays at 6pm – Zumba with Arlene A calorie-burning, dance fitness party combining all elements of fitness- cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility! Tuesdays at Noon – Pilates with Lindsey Sculpt and Core Pilates is a low to moderate impact class for all fitness levels […]

Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Know a standout student-athlete? Monthly nominations must be made by the school’s activities director or the athlete’s coach, and should be based upon the following criteria: Must be in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12. 3.0 GPA from the previous semester. Current good academic standing. Good character. A student may be nominated for Scholar-Athlete of the Month by submitting the […]

Williams Mullen Community Impact Award

The Williams Mullen Community Impact Award celebrates and honors a sports team improving their community through service to others. The goal of the award is to recognize a Richmond region high school-based sports team for improving their community through volunteerism, fundraising, or other altruistic activities. The winning team will receive a $2,500 award, which will be made on the winners’ […]

Community Events

Fitness Warriors are known for bringing the fitness party to local community events – from large scale events like Venture Richmond’s 2nd Street Festival to smaller events held in church basements – if there is an event being held in an area where we offer classes, we do our best to be there!  Warriors can table the event to offer […]

Become a Host Site

“Seeing people who normally never exercise suddenly have the access to a free workout in a safe space feels like a big win.” – Hull Street Library We partner with schools, community centers, churches, senior centers, health clinics, and other community organizations to offer FREE weekly fitness classes in the communities that need them the most. Partners host Fitness Warriors, giving their communities […]

Become a Warrior Fitness Instructor

“The Fitness Warriors program is an amazing platform.  Through this initiative, lives are being changed.  As Warriors, we’re tackling the important public health issues in our communities.  This program is making a difference.” – Terrica Woolridge, Warriors 2nd Class   Warriors are community fitness leaders who have a heart for the community, a passion for fitness, and are dedicated to […]

Active RVA at School

Active RVA at School Making school communities active has a wide range of benefits for students, faculty, families, and the school community as a whole. Use the best practices and other pages in this section to get started on creating a culture of activity and wellness at your school, or just find a few ways to implement new programs and ideas […]

Recess Coaching

  Using energy, imagination, and proven techniques, Recess Coaches cultivate an inclusive environment that encourages all children to participate regardless of athletic ability, weight, or disability. Using basic supplies such as balls, jump ropes, and cones, the Coaches participate in recess every day by leading play activities that foster physical, social, and emotional development of the children. Improved play time has the wellness benefit […]