A woman qualifies for the Gift of Fitness program if:
- She is living at 200% of the U.S. poverty rate or less.
In 2013, 200% of the poverty level for a family of four is $47,100. Please check on the following link to the Families USA website to see qualifying incomes based on family size: Federal Poverty Guidelines.
- She is age 18 and older. (Girls under 18 whose mother or legal guardian is a program participant will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
- She is a resident of Lake or McHenry County.
While all residents are welcome, we currently focus our outreach efforts within a 10-mile radius of the Gift of Fitness program in Fox Lake, since this is where most likely participants live. The area within 10 miles of the Gift of Fitness program in Fox Lake includes Grant Township and Avon Township in Lake County and parts of Burton Township and Richmond Township in McHenry County. Part of Antioch, Lake Villa, Wauconda and Fremont Townships in Lake County are also within this area.
- While Gift of Fitness has a limit on the number of people who can fully participate in the program, any woman with an income at 200% of the poverty level or less is welcome to attend our nutrition classes.