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Meet Lynne

“FLIPANY’s work is not done until everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life.”

-Lynne (Founder, President and CEO of FLIPANY)

Lynne Kunins grew up in a northeastern community with farm stands, biking, boating, and tennis. When Lynne started working, she went into to the sales industry before she realized she could do what she loved–teaching sports and recreation classes to kids.

In 1991, she moved to South Florida. Getting a feel for South Florida, Lynne began her first program in 2001 with teens in the Carver Ranches neighborhood of West Park, FL. She created an Open Gym program twice a week that offered team-building and games to develop physical skills, goal setting, nutrition education, and hands on food demonstrations.

The number of participants grew and Lynne needed a team to meet the growing need. She hired a nutritionist and made it her mission to create an organization that would deliver fun and meaningful health and wellness programs in underserved communities. In 2005 Lynne founded the nonprofit agency FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth).

Over the years she has grown her networks of like-minded, spirited health professionals to serve more kids and families: physical activity instructors, health educators, bike specialists, dietitians, nutritionists, and chefs. Each year of its existence, FLIPANY has grown under Lynne’s energetic and enthusiastic leadership.

FLIPANY Showcased on PBS South Florida