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Helping your community through fitness

Helping your community through fitness

“[A]nybody in the medical field that looks like you, you, you have better outcomes”

Zakiya joins Yumlish to discuss the importance of a community coming together and creating a space to become healthier. Zakiya Jenkins owns and operates a fitness studio dedicated to helping people in her community be healthier. Zakia resides in Des Moines Iowa and is the founder and Executive Director of Grace Fitness.

Zakiya is the founder and Executive Director of Grace Fitness. She holds a Masters’s degree in Public Administration and is a certified personal trainer as well as a community health worker who helps people overcome their struggles to get healthy. She was born in Gary, Indiana where she witnessed the impacts of social determinants of health in her community. She is working to become a registered dietitian.

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