Annual Health Fair and Competion set for Florida gym


St. Petersburg, FL – The TyRon Lewis Community Gym is holding its Annual Health Fair, featuring a weight lifting competition, on Saturday, October 25, 2014.


The Health Fair is an institution organized by the gym as part of it's wellness program, which aims to "…address the grave disparities faced by the African community in health and healthcare."


The Gym is owned by the African Peoples Education and Defense Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization.


Health Fair Agenda Filled with Information and Fun!


The Health Fair is a way to open up the doors of the gym to the community and showcasing our various programs, membership deals as well as the Smoothie Bar and gym courtyard Café.


There will be several workshops.  The following is the program:


10:00am-10:15 MC Alex Darby will welcome crowd and introduce panel of speakers

10:15-10:25 Speaker: Mrs. Alma Kicklighter of GhettReal HIV Testing Services will speak on HIV in the Black Community

10:30-10:40 Speaker: Sisters of Compassion for Surviving cancer patients will conduct a workshop on how to survive and defeat cancer through a holistic approach. –

10:45-11am Lottie Cuthbertson will speak on breaking into the healthcare industry, specifically for aspiring LPN's and CNAs


11am-11:15 Intermission


11:15-11:25  Culture Singing sensation Maurie performs

11:30-11:40 Demonstration Kids Fit Camp called out to demo exercise-

11:45-12:45 Leo performs tricks on bike-

12:45-1pm Keynote speaker: John Thomas, Gym Director


1pm-4pm Weight lifting competition


Announcements/appeals/visit tables and vendors-4pm-430


Food will be served by Uhuru Foods and Pies and the entire event will be broadcasted live via livestream on and


Gym of Our Own is a Hospital of Our Own


The TyRon Lewis Community Gym, named after an 18 year old African who was shot and killed by St. Petersburg Police on October 26 1996, has long stood in defense of the human and civil rights of the African community in St. Pete. 


We have no greater right than that which is stated in point #1 of the African Peoples Socialist Party’s 14 Point Platform, "We want peace, dignity and the right to build a prosperous life through our own labor and in our own interests."


Members of the APEDF often say that the TyRon Lewis Gym is the ONLY significant medical facility in the African community of St. Petersburg.  Compared to hospitals which prescribe drugs instead of cures, the gym truly is saving lives.  


Studies have shown that stress can lead to multiple health problems, including hypertension and cancer.   Studies have also shown that exercise is a stress reliever.


Exercising regularly, in general, strengthens the immune system.


 The TyRon Lewis Community Gym and its upcoming Health Fair is a beacon of truth and strength, in a world in which it is increasingly difficult to reproduce African life, whether due to police brutality or inadequate health care resources.


See you at the Health Fair!


Contact us at: 727-821-6620

Facebook: TyRon Lewis Gym


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