Youth invitational keeps kids on the move

Youth invitational keeps kids on the move

Running isn’t typically viewed as a team activity, but the Crim Fitness Foundation takes a group focus when introducing children to one of the world’s oldest forms of exercise.  At the upcoming Kids Invitational, hosted by the Crim 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Chevy Commons, running clubs of youth will showcase weeks of training that […]

‘Day of Play’ blends fun with fitness for youth

‘Day of Play’ blends fun with fitness for youth

This 810 Kids! feature is a part of our monthly digital issue sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and its supporters the Crim Fitness Foundation, Genesee Intermediate School District and TheHUB Flint.  Subscribe to receive the full newsletter.   A water-filled dunk tank and fitness activities for children of all ages will be part of the “Day […]

A Good Look: Crim’s licensed apparel contract with Flint’s GoodBoy Clothing opens market to 50,000 customers

A Good Look: Crim’s licensed apparel contract with Flint’s GoodBoy Clothing opens market to 50,000 customers

Oaklin Mixon believes everybody is chasing something. “It can be personal success, wholesome relationships, anything,” says the founder and creative director of GoodBoy Clothing. He also stresses that when you start to run after anything there will be challenges that have to be encountered, and ultimately endured, in order to get to the finish line. […]

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Bicycling, once relegated as a kid’s method of transportation, has become a boon for cities such as Flint and Detroit, both working hard to attract young residents and families as well as develop efforts to build a growing local economy, health and wellness initiatives as well as community development, riders and bike experts agree. Riding […]

Crim community yoga promises mental, physical health benefits

Crim community yoga promises mental, physical health benefits

Many have had the experience of driving home from work, pulling into the driveway and having no recollection of trip. The mind was on “auto-pilot,” thinking about the day’s events or maybe tasks that needed addressing later. The practice of mindfulness is regarded as the opposite of auto-pilot and it has far-reaching health benefits, including […]

Health Hub: Local pantry helps close nutritional gaps

Health Hub: Local pantry helps close nutritional gaps

Even as an arctic blast pushed Flint’s temperature into negative double digits recently, patrons still lined up outside the Martus/Luna Food Pantry. More than 90 families were served by the organization, which operates from the back of the Latinx Technology Community Center. Food boxes are passed out every Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. One week […]

Applewood Bring Your Lunch & Learn to showcase Flint as birthplace of community education

Applewood Bring Your Lunch & Learn to showcase Flint as birthplace of community education

Flint has long been an innovation center. It’s well-known for carriage and automotive inventions as well as research and development and entrepreneurs who helped put the world on wheels. It is also the birthplace of community education. You can learn all about the history of community education in Flint at Applewood Estate’s free Bring Your […]

Active Flint residents gear up for HAP Crim Festival of Races

Active Flint residents gear up for HAP Crim Festival of Races

Runners – and walkers – of all experience levels will get on their marks Aug. 24-25. All ages, backgrounds and abilities, including wheelchair participants, will be represented in the annual HAP Crim Festival of Races. Organizers at the Crim Fitness Foundation say competing is less the goal of the outing than camaraderie, as participants from […]

Ruth Mott Foundation awards nearly $2 million to support north end neighborhood

Ruth Mott Foundation awards nearly $2 million to support north end neighborhood

Programs benefitting Flint’s north end neighborhood are almost $2 million richer. The Ruth Mott Foundation today announced its board of trustees approved $1,958,195 in grants to enrich youth, safety, economic, and community initiatives. Grantees that received the 25 awards, ranging from $22,000 to $404,000 include vocational training, art, education, crime prevention and literacy programs, along […]

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