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Samantha C
3724 St Lawrence Ave
(Price Hill)
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the project

The Let's Get Physical! Fitness Series began 3 years ago to further the mission of Price Hill Will by improving the quality of life for Price Hill residents through positive healthy living choices. This project has made positive connections with many residents regardless of age, ethnicity or socio-economic status, and has proven itself successful in making it easy to access free classes for wellness and social connection 5 to 6 days a week. The classes include yoga, Latin Dance with direction in Spanish and English and Zumba, and we are hoping to add a cardio/strength class. Class participants range from school age children to seniors. Price Hill Will has collaborated with a variety of organizations to host classes; the class locations are specifically spread throughout Price Hill to create easy access to the diverse population from typical car-owning homeowners to just-arrived immigrant families who are walking or biking for primary transportation. Now, a resident-led initiative, this series is entering a new and exciting phase. Over the last year, the program has grown from being a summertime sampler to year-round classes, including school-based classes for Cincinnati Public School children.

It is our goal to continue engaging more people through current classes and responding to needs for additional and/or more diverse healthy choices. Funds will be used to purchase needed equipment and hire professional fitness instructors.

the steps

Purchase needed equipment

Engage instructors and schedule classes

Outreach/publicity through the Price Hill Will website, email, social media and other media outlets, use of signage during class and postcard handouts to class participants and local businesses to promote the Summer series of this program

Ask class participants to share their story of how the classes have impacted them and encourage them to bring neighbors

Ongoing outreach/publicity about the program throughout the year as needed

Ongoing fundraising efforts for donations, grants and sponsorships to sustain the program

why we're doing it

Our mission is to create systemic change in Price Hill through equitable physical, civic, social, and economical development that improves the qualtiy of life for all families in our community. In the last 3 years, we have brought together men, women and children of diverse backgrounds through these wellness and social activities. The regular schedule and varying locations allow for easy access for all whether you are a 7 year old walking to class or an 84 year old riding a public bus to join the class. This is all important because Price Hill has been identified as a community in need. According to Interact for Health, 3 out of 10 Price Hill residents are obese or have been told they have high blood pressure or depression, and 2 out of 10 have asthma, high cholesterol or heart trouble. According to a 2017 Community Health Assessment by the City of Cincinnati, researchers were able to establish a Community Need Index (CNI), an assessment to determine vulnerable communities in Hamilton County. It showed three neighborhoods that had the greatest need were within the City of Cincinnati limits, one of which was Price Hill. We strive to be part of the solution for building a healthier community.


Disbursed budget:

Yoga instructor honorarium (5 classes for 17 weeks at $30/class) - $2,550 

Promotional materials (banners, posters, postcards, Facebook ads) - $101.98

Total: $2,651.98

TOTAL RAISED = $2,769.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $82.02


Yoga instructors (6 classes for 15 weeks at $30/class) - $2,700 

Promotional materials (banners, posters, postcards, Facebook ads) - $200 

Equipment (yoga mats, blocks, straps, sound equipment) - $200 

Total budget: $3,100 

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $97


Free fitness classes are offered 5-6 days a week in various locations throughout Price Hill. These are full service classes where we provide and replace all of the equipment; from yoga mats ($10) to yoga blocks ($5) to music and speakers for our dance classes. Our instructors are paid a modest fee of $30-$40 a class (8 classes a week June through October, 5 classes a week November through May). The series was originally planned to just be an outside summer class, utilizing public spaces, but interest and demand grew which led us to expand the program year round, sharing space with local churches, libraries and businesses. 

Budget breakdown: 

Yoga instructors (6 classes for 15 weeks at $30/class) - $2,700 

Zumba instructors (2 classes for 15 weeks at $40/class) - $1,200 

Promotional materials (banners, posters, postcards, Facebook ads) - $300 

Equipment (yoga mats, blocks, straps, sound equipment) - $800 

Total budget: $5,000 


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $156



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