Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


12460 S Laflin StCalumet Park, IL 60827 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

BSF aims to inspire senior citizens to become physically active! By engaging in safe and enjoyable exercise on a regular basis, older people can slow down or even reverse many of the declines typically associated with the aging process. BSF Objective: The goal is to offer our services to as many seniors as possible at minimal or no cost!


In 1991 Robert Brantley and Dr. Cecilia
Brantley, Certified Fitness Professional/
Aging Specialists with business backgrounds,
started BodyParts Fitness LTD to
provide a wide range of health & fitness
programs for children and adults-
including senior citizens-throughout Chicago's
underrepresented neighborhoods. The Brantleys
developed specially targeted, safe
exercise programs for their older
clients, including those with disabilities.
Over the years, the Brantleys gained a
citywide reputation as outstanding
motivators of older people and received
numerous contracts-from the Chicago
Department of Aging, United Charities,
Lifelink Corporation & others-to
administer exercise programs oriented
toward the elderly at senior centers,
retirement residences, churches,
hospitals, and other venues.
Because the demand for their senior
fitness classes were so great, in 2000
the Brantleys established BodyParts
Senior Fitness Foundation (BSF), in
order to expand their outreach and
offer their popular classes too many
more seniors at little or no cost.


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by Oliver P. (November 13, 2023)
I Love This Organization!!! After meeting Dr.Cecila and Robert Brantley and working with them, I learned a lot about their Organization and journey and I’m truly blessed to be a partner with them and thankful to God for all the work that they have done over the years for Seniors and in the Communities as well!! Great People to be around. I love how the Senior population is just drawn toward this organization with the programs they have to help the senior population to stay healthy and always continuing to educate them! Dr. Cecilia Brantley and her Husband Robert Brantley are God sent!!! It has been a great experience for me to have partaken some of the wisdom, knowledge and Education from this great Organization!!! I am Glad God made this connection happen!!

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