Ohio has the 6th largest prison system in the nation 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 the incarcerated women have children.
We exist to empower our members passionate about emotional, physical and social growth that drives 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 $510K 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 inmates to become nationally certified personal trainers. 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 our business and fitness experience into a social venture. This was the birth of Fit to Navigate.