All In // A Downsize Fitness Initiative
All In is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists to support young people ages 13-18 that are currently at an unhealthy weight in transforming their lives through mental focus, fitness, and nutrition in a body positive and empowering environment.
All In is here to challenge the shame-induced silence surround obesity and youth. We exist to empower young people to take ownership over their health and begin their health journey toward transformation.
There is a significant correlation between youth obesity and depression, bullying, suicide, eating disorders and violence. While there are a multitude of programs that are working toward childhood obesity prevention there are few resources for our teen population who are already at an unhealthy weight. All In was created to address this critical need.
Francis Wisniewski, founder ofDownsize Fitness, the world’s first overweight-only gyms, launched All In, in 2013. As a person of size, Francis realized the importance of having a safe space and supportive community when working towards significant weightloss as part of ones health journey. After he launched Downsize Fitness, he launched All In as a way to help young people transform their health and progress into adulthood with healthy habits. He wants every young person to own their health early on in life.
Francis brought on Shannon Downey as Executive Director to shape the vision and trajectory for All In because of her years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, educator, social justice worker and her passion and commitment to young people.
Thanks to the close relationship All In shares with Downsize Fitness, the young people who participate in our programming enjoy the benefits and resources that the Downsize Fitness facilities offer. This includes a safe and supportive fitness environment with classes led by some of the best trainers in the industry, ninety-five percent of whom have health transformation stories themselves.