There are activities for everyone at every level at Black Women Get Fit. You choose the classes that interest you.

No matter the health problem – from heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, Covid-19 or even pregnancy-related complications – Black women are disproportionately impacted.

That knowledge inspired the idea to bring women together to learn more about fitness. And that has blossomed into Black Women Get Fit, a popular fitness event in Kansas City that dates back to 2018.  

Now, Black Women Get Fit is bringing its “Ultimate Day Party” to Wichita and Topeka for a health and wellness event that focuses on the unique needs and experiences of Black women.  

Both events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required online – see the ad on the back cover of this issue.  

Thanks to support from the Kansas Black Leadership Council, the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, The Community Voice, and funding support from the Kansas Reach Grant, the half-day event will be held in Wichita on Sat., Aug. 19, and in Topeka on Sat., Oct. 21.

The Wichita event will be at the Rhatigan Student Center on the Wichita State University campus and will feature a lineup of local leaders and fitness gurus, focused on improving participants’ mind, body and soul.  

Some of the scheduled Wichita instructors and speakers include: Denise Colborn, Zumba; Briania Williams, Extreme Hip-Hop; Royce Martin, Living Life On and With P.U.R.P.O.S.E.; and keynote motivational speaker Dr. Marche’ Fleming-Randle, WSU vice president for military and veterans affairs.

The Topeka event will be at the Central Park Community Center. Presenters for that conference will be announced in September. 

Black Women Get Fit is a signature program offered by the Nia Project, a sponsored organization through the Community Capital Fund, a Kansas City nonprofit. 

More details will be provided as they are available, said Terri Barnes, a spokesperson for the Nia Project.

For more info or to become a sponsor, contact Barnes at