We engage the community in alternative ways to get their bodies moving without traveling far.
Mattapan Moving For Life
An annual event that serves as a kickoff to MFFC’s summer programming of healthy eating and physical activity events. This is the opportunity to showcase resources around healthy eating, physical activity, and additional resources related to health that are available in Mattapan and across the Boston area. This event features local fitness instructors that provide interactive sessions, nutritionists and dietitians that provide food demonstrations and presentations, and walks.
Walking is an low impact accessible form of physical activity that can strengthen community cohesion. MFFC promotes walking through our year round Walking Challenge, Nature Walk and Tea Party at the Boston Nature Center, and bringing more awareness to the Neponset River Greenway Trail in Mattapan. With our focus on walking within the Mattapan community, we aim to increase appreciation and utilization of existing Mattapan resources – our community, parks, and green spaces.
Classes include Zumba, Cardio, Yoga, Jujitsu, etc and are held at local community churches gardens, events, and more!
With our Vigorous Youth heading our biking activities, MFFC focuses on promoting biking as a means to physical activity and alternative transportation. Programming includes the annual Mattapan on Wheels Bike-a-thon, bike rides, and basic bike repair workshops.