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What is RHYTHM?

Reaching Hearts of Youth Through Health and Movement (RHYTHM) is a movement empowerment program that targets the SEL competencies.  We teach stress management through mind/body exercises as well as promote the development of social/emotional strength within. Every class includes fun fitness, a built in segment focusing on empowering participants by boosting self-esteem and confidence, and end with a meditative cool down.  

While RHYTHM Academy focuses on girls ages 9-15, RHYTHM Jr. focuses on girls ages 5-8.  We have now added our inclusive program-RHYTHM Plus.  This program is a movement empowerment program for all children and adolescents ages 5-17.   


Mission Statement: Our mission is to use dance, sports, and other fitness activities to build confidence, self- awareness, social emotional skills, and boldness in the lives of youth.

Core Values 

  • Respect for all 

  • Live Honest Lives

  • Have Empathy for Others

  • Be the Best Version of You

  • Practice Self Care



  • Teach fun and engaging dance routines for fitness fun

  • Provide fun and effective cardio workouts for youth

  • Empower participants with tools to overcome stress and mental illness

  • Build self-esteem and confidence

  • Teach perseverance and other vital character traits

  • Teach how to eat nutritiously through having a balanced diet

  • Empower parents with tips and strategies to enhance the development of their children




RHYTHM Coaches in Zion, IL

Our coaches are dedicated to improving the lives of our youth in their community.  

RHYTHM Master Coach, Toia Franklin

Coach Toia Franklin

Coach Toia Franklin has been serving her community for 12 years by educating, inspiring, and empowering youth.  

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Role Models

Our coaches are role models for the young people they serve.

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