Over the past few years, many of us have had to pivot and adjust our approaches to wellness and fitness. For me, the pandemic has provided a space to reflect on the importance of movement and physical activity in my daily life, and led me to reorient my fitness routines towards intention and mindfulness. Through difficult (losing a loved one, moving to an unfamiliar new city) and exciting (getting engaged, starting my own business) times, I turned to movement to help maintain stability. This new fitness-centric approach inspired me to create a line of some products that make mindful running more accessible and understandable to others as well.
Another crucial element of my intentionality includes continued support for other Black-owned businesses in health and wellness. During my journey, I realized the importance of representation and seeing other people who looked like me claim space in impressive ways within the fitness industry. There are so many big black-owned fitness brands and companies that you may not know about, many of which have shifted or been born during the pandemic in this world of digital connection. However, with so many options available to businesses that offer broader access to platforms, programs, and tools, it can be difficult to keep up to date with what’s out there.
That’s why I did the research for you. Below are my thoughts on some of the best black-owned fitness brands and businesses to check out during Black History Month (and beyond). These companies prioritize both mindfulness and intention while supporting your fitness goals, whatever they may be. This list includes studios across the United States that offer in-person classes, on-demand workout classes, gym apparel, accessories, and more to help you along your fitness journey. personal form.
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