Ohio is one of 35 states where women prison populations grew to 834% over a 40 year period, more than two-thirds of ex-offenders are re-arrested, and half return to prison within 3 years of release. To make matters more complicated, over 60% of incarcerated women have children.
We exist to empower the human spirit, for members passionate about emotional, physical, and social growth to drive community impact.
Fit to Navigate imagines a world where health transformations and an enriched tribe are available to all who seek it.
Here is the impact your support can make: Based on the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation it cost Ohio $24,000 to incarcerate one person for a year and Ohio spent $1.7 Billion in 2017 in Incarceration. The women in our wellness program have added $560K YTD back into Ohio economy. We have had 100% employment rates and 0% recidivism ( reincarceration).
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For 22 years, Personal Fitness Navigators (Wellness Center in Bexley Ohio) has provided customized fitness and nutrition programs that nurture the mind, body, and soul. In 2017, PFN began working with a group of women to implement a program inside the prison that supported members improve their personal health and become health advocates. The program was life-changing for the inmates and for the PFN team and helped the PFN team realize the true (social) value derived from translating business and fitness experience into a social venture. This was the birth of Fit to Navigate.