FiA (Females in Action) is a free, peer-led, workout group that is open to women of all ages and fitness levels. We meet several times a week and workouts are always held outdoors (rain or shine) in Johnson City, Jonesborough, and Kingsport. Come join us for a fun workout and get your very own FiA name too!!
What to expect:
The beauty of FiA Northeast Tennessee is that itʼs a different workout every time you show up! “The “Q” (leader of each workout) designs & executes a workout based on her abilities & preferences. Circuit training, HIIT, Tabata, dance, partner workouts, & run workouts are all examples that have been done. Some women have also done Pilates & yoga inspired workouts. (For a list of exercises/FiA terms and their definitions, please go to our lingo page in the About Us section.) If youʼre the Q, youʼre in charge, so feel free to be creative and teach the PAX (people in attendance) something new! The Q also usually puts a “teaser” out 1-2 days prior on social media & Slack to provide some info on the workout style & equipment that may be useful to have. The Q will demo any exercise that you may be unfamiliar with & she will also offer modifications to make an exercise easier or harder if necessary. Just give a shout-out.
Do I need to bring equipment?
If you donʼt have equipment, thatʼs fine – itʼs rarely absolutely necessary & many seasoned sisters keep “extras” around- just ask. Equipment that may make FiA workouts more comfortable:
- water bottle (definitely want to hydrate!)
- a yoga mat
- a set of low-weight hand weights (3-5-10 lbs)
- gloves to protect your hands
- a heavy weight like a cinder block or a sandbag.
TJ Maxx, 5 Below, & Academy Sports are all great places to price-check these items. Also, affordable & useful gloves are available at Loweʼs or Home Depot (cinder blocks too).
FiA Northeast Tennessee is a community of women whose mission is to make each other stronger in all areas of our lives.
We do this through actions which are focused on our:
Bodies: we organize free, peer-led workouts and often participate together and fitness challenges or other events.
Minds: we can get together for coffee and a variety of social outings and faith interactions.
Hearts: we give our time and resources to the community, and invest in each other by practicing selfless acts of FiAlanthropy.