In 2007, Maria Kang founded Fitness Without Borders, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. FWB is devoted to the development and fitness education of community leaders organized in a unified effort to foster healthy children. We work primarily, but not exclusively, in underprivileged neighborhoods, in order to build self-reliance, health, and capacity.


 Our team is made up of our board of directors, regional managers, advisory board, experts, online admins and local leaders.

Read more about our Fitness without Borders team: FWB Board of Directors
Read more about our No Excuse Mom team: NEM Regional Managers



Our programs are geared to promote fitness education, instill healthy habits and unite communities.

No Excuse Mom
TRI(y!) Fitness 4 kids
C.O.R.E. Clubs
Fitness Field Trips
Donated Sports Equipment

No Excuse Mom Groups: We have mobilized thousands of women throughout the world who are hosting free workouts in their local parks for free. We strongly believe that health starts at home and that in order to raise a healthy child, you must be a healthy parent. In just 8 months we have over 300 groups in 25 countries.

Nem Group in New Zealand








Our goal is to instill a collaborative effort between students, teachers and parents to engage in fitness activities to improve overall health and physical fitness standards. Our objective is to provide 250-300 students an opportunity to increase their state’s physical fitness tests in strength, endurance and flexibility through before school programs, nutritional workshops and parental participation in FWB’s Leadership Academy. This program is funded by federal grants foundations and is currently active only in the Sacramento region.

Program at K Albiani Middle School, Elk Grove






C.O.R.E. Clubs: C.O.R.E. stands for “Coalition of REAL ENERGY”. This is a play off of the Law of Thermodynamics, in which the key to weight loss is calories in and calories out. Real Energy is not found in a magic pill or cup of coffee, real energy is inside all of us and is created through action. Our “Core” is also the foundation of our body’s strength. This is the arena where all strength derives from. Our C.O.R.E. club is a high school fitness club, in which we help foster an unintimidating, support environment for students of all athletic levels. We help program events, assist in grant-making/fundraising, and support students who need mentorships and fitness guidance.
C.O.R.E. club at Valley High School, Sacramento







Family Transformation Program: FWB understands that in order to make long-term change, it’s vital to target the home environment. In this program, families commit to a 60-day, educational and exercise intensive boot camp. This has been FWB’s most successful program so far, with many working out together and making fitness strides as a family. This program usually begins in early January, when momentum to achieve fitness goals are high. A fitness instructor meets with the group once a week and an assistant works with their diet and exercise planning throughout the week.
Bootcamp Program at Sac State College





Donated Sports Equipment: FWB donates sports equipment and fitness/nutrition books to community sports/fitness programs where the youth lack resources and the financial support base to gain access to athletic supplies.
Sports supplies are donated annually to foster children

98% of all Fitness Without Borders are used to institute our fitness programs. Your donations are put to work in the most efficient, sustainable and transformative way.
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5050 Laguna Blvd #523
Elk Grove, CA 95758