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Take Back Your Hearts, Health and Community

Take Back the Trail's mission is to expose women of color in East Austin to the tools they need to improve their health, allowing them to take back their hearts, health and communities. Our 12-week, evidence based program incorporates physical activity, nutrition education, and facilitated group discussions that focus on how participants can identify barriers and establish and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Click on the photo to see the featured article in Austin Women's magazine on Dr. Givens and Take Back the Trail.

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"Low income women don't necessarily have access or the resources to well-designed fitness programs, and I wanted to be able to provide something that was free, but that also helped them learn how to fit exercise and eating right into their daily lives."


Video About the Program

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It's all about motivation

"It doesn't matter which trail you are on or what gets you going. What is important is that the trail starts in our own homes and that we are all on a journey together."

Dr. Givens in Austin Woman Magazine

How to Help


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