About Us

About Us

Our mission is to create free, fun movement videos for all young people. We do this by valuing teens’ perspectives, getting input from the community, and striving to represent diverse youth.

Our Why

We started Move and Thrive because we were frustrated by available online fitness options for teens. We wanted a resource for young people that focused on enjoying physical activity, not weight, dieting, or body shaming. We believe movement should feel good, support emotional and physical health, and be a safe space for all bodies.

We decided to build this website full of workout videos designed for and with teens. We are always working to make fitness resources that are fun, safe, and inclusive.


Our Values


Movement feels best when you’re doing something you love, trying something exciting, or being with people you care about. We want our videos to bring you joy in mind and body!


We respect all bodies and try to make workout spaces for everyone. We want to provide a safe place for movement in the world of online fitness.


Fitness is for all people, and workout resources should reflect that. We strive to make sure that teens with all body types, ability levels, cultures, and gender identities are represented in our work. We are committed to making resources that are free and don’t need expensive equipment.

Want to learn more?

Check out some of our recent presentations about Move and Thrive!

Funded by the University of Minnesota Office of Discovery and Translation, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, and Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.