Street Parking Support for Social Justice

We are a no-nonsense, authentic, community committed to providing real people with the tools they need to take control of their fitness.”
- Street Parking Mission Statement

The Street Parking program and community were designed from the very beginning to break down all barriers to fitness. Our aim has always been to provide a place and a program that is accessible no matter who you are. This program was made for those who can’t afford, don’t have access to, or don’t feel comfortable in a conventional or “box” gym. It was created for those who work odd hours, or perhaps two jobs. For those who are full time parents, or full time students. For those who have no fitness background, or those with years worth of experience. It has been built to provide high quality coaching and a social platform to motivate and support people from all walks of life - because to us fitness is not a luxury reserved for those with extra time and money.

Fitness is a necessity for everyone. It is foundational for overall mental and physical health.So - no matter where you live in the world - whether you are in a studio apartment in New York, are on a military base in the desert somewhere, in a beach house in Australia, or a cabin in Colorado - YOU can be a part of this family.

Right now there is a very important human rights/social justice movement taking place. Equality and access to education, health, recreation, jobs, and a better life for ALL is at the core of the Street Parking belief system.

We have previously voiced on several occasions and have a clear stance on the fact that black lives, black health, and black families matter. We are here to support and love the black (and all POC) members of the Street Parking Community - and aim to improve lives beyond our community as well.

These are a few of the things that we have been up to in recent months:

  • Spending time learning, listening, and having conversations with the black members of the Street Parking community to learn how we can do better - to help make them feel more seen, heard, and loved here.
  • Our staff has taken the Chrissy King "Anti-Racism for Wellness Professionals" course in order to continue to improve our knowledge of best practices for diversity and anti-racism within our company and community.
  • We created theDO SOMETHING collection, as one way the Street Parking community together can take supportive action. Family is at the heart of the Street Parking brand and the level where we believe the most important changes can be made. We invite you to join us in supporting the work of theNational Black Child Development Institute, a non-partisan organization that impacts black families and childrenwith a goal of providing them with more opportunities to thrive.All proceeds from the sales of the DO SOMETHING collection (along with an additional donation from Street Parking HQ) have benefited this organization and therefore larger community.

"With a specific and relentless focus on the strengths and needs of our communities, and a lens of cultural competence, NBCDI serves as a national resource agency providing programs, publications, advocacy and trainings related to early childhood care and education; health and wellness; literacy and family engagement.” - NCBDI@nbcdi_

So why “DO SOMETHING”?

Because our goal for each of YOU (the Street Parking Members) is that you DO SOMETHING, especially with regard to these vital social justice issues. We recognize that “something” might be different for everyone. It might be posting on your personal social media to show support and ally-ship. It might be teaching your kids, or reading new books for the education to help you understand. It might be donating, or committing to vote for new community leaders. Maybe it starts with simply listening. DO SOMETHING to leave this community, your home community, and this planet a little better - more equal and more loving each day.

What does DO SOMETHING mean at Street Parking?

  • Listening, digesting, learning through books and podcasts from relevant speakers on the topics of social justice and anti-racism.
  • Continuing to engage with and listen to the black members within the SP community to identify tangible ways we can do better within and for the community.
  • Having staff and team discussions about information or ideas that stood out for both personal and professional applications after taking the Chrissy King"Anti-Racism for Wellness Professionals" seminar.
  • Having ongoing conversations as a team for long term planning, as well as ongoing review of SP practices, tools and language to better address diversity, inclusion and anti-racism efforts.
  • A commitment to continuing to learn and grow as a team and a community. Our hope is that we can come together during times like these to be a source of positivity, unity, and change.
  • Supporting and sharing voices within and outside of our community via social media posts/stories. We encourage all SP members to follow the staff for more personal connection and conversations on social media platforms!

CLICK HERE to read the July 2020 “Do Something: The Pre-Order with a Purpose” newsletter that includes some excerpts from the staff on what “DO SOMETHING” means to them. Please remember, the pre-order is now closed.

“If I cannot do greatthings, I can dosmall things in a great way.”- Dr. Martin Luther King

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