Parents, you have been asking for it and we are now providing it. We will be introducing KIDÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S FIT CLUB! Kids Fit Club is a 6 week program geared toward the education, instruction and motivation of fitness. The key to combat sedentary children is to introduce them to healthy habits early.
Kids Fit Club provides fun cardiovascular training, strength training, gross motor skills, and stability, coordination and sports skills. Participation in KidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fit will teach your child that exercise can be a fun, rewarding and a positive experience.
Kids Fit is for youth 10 years of age Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 14 years of age and will run on MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, WednesdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and FridayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm beginning July 13th until August 21st at the Fulton Family YMCA.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese — a number that has tripled since 1980. In addition to the 16 percent of children and teens ages 6 to 19 who were overweight in 1999-2002, another 15 percent were considered at risk of becoming overweight. (“Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1999-2002”; Oct. 6, 2004)
For more information regarding Kids Fit Club contact the Fulton Family YMCA at 598-9622.