News Release, Franciscan Health:

Franciscan Health Michigan City’s free FIT-Together program, a family-centered approach to health and wellness, is back and open for registration.

The unique, six-week fitness program is intended for households with children between the ages of 8 and 15. FIT-Together addresses the well-being of every participating family member, including children, siblings, parents and parental figures.

The program explores healthy choices in activities, relationships and emotional health. Individual and family-centered physical activities and tips to maintain a healthy, active life with Trainer Ron Gaston are included along with cooking, meal prep and sessions on understanding nutritional facts with Chef Nakia. Participants will also receive weekly meal kits for the entire family/household.

Attendees will learn the seven Cs of family resilience, including control, competence, coping, confidence, connection, character and contribution.

FIT-Together takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4 to July 18 (no program on July 2 or July 4) at The Temple Total Fitness Center, 1914 E. U.S. Highway 20 in Michigan City. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes to all sessions.

The program is made possible in part by a partnership between Franciscan Health Michigan City, General Insurance Services, Bowen Center, Kia Can Cook and The Temple Total Fitness Center.

The program is free, but registration is required. To register and more information, contact Franciscan Health Michigan City Community Health Improvement Coordinator Nila Williams at or (219) 283-9649.