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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’ […]

Mayor’s Cup

Sports Backers invites all Richmond Public Schools elementary school students to participate in the inaugural Mayor’s Cup competition! Students will train up for this event by participating in their school-sponsored run club. Run clubs will meet at least once per week between mid-February and race day. Sounds like fun! What do we get? Run club participants taking part in race […]

Brook Road Bike Lanes – everything you need to know to support them!

Upcoming council meetings to oversee the Brook Road Bike Lane Ban: Land Use/Housing/Transportation Committee – January 22 at 3pm, Council Chambers, City Hall [.pdf] City Council – January 28 at 6pm, Council Chambers, City Hall Brook Road Petition – please sign and share with City of Richmond residents! Brook Road info sheet [.pdf] Richmond Times Dispatch Op/Ed We Do Exist: […]

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 […]

Annual Warrior Nation Celebration

Once per year, everyone who touches the Fitness Warriors program – from our class participants, to the Warriors themselves, to our funding partners, and everyone in between – gathers under one roof to celebrate the impact being made in the community and set the stage for the work to be done throughout the year. There are superlatives and special awards […]

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 […]

Train to be a Warrior

“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 […]

Read and Ride

Best Practice: Read and Ride One way to integrate physical activity in a school setting is by creating a Read and Ride program. Putting an exercise bike in a classroom can provide teachers an outlet of activity for their students. Children can use the exercise bike when they complete their classwork, as a center, for a reward, to release some […]