VIP FIT Task Force Program Set For March

FULTON, NY – Jessica M. Naioti is an AmeriCorps National Service member for the Fulton community at the YMCA.

The VIP FIT Task Force will have its second monthly program starting March 5.

The program runs four weeks, on Mondays and Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m.

“AmeriCorps and Fulton YMCA present the VIP FIT TASK FORCE, which is geared to increase positivity and fitness and nutrition,” Naioti said. “By using life skills, together we can make the most out of each day and learn to influence the world rather than letting the world influence ourselves.”

The students are asked to be there on time and to attend every session, for their best completion of their personal goals to be fulfilled, she explained.

The participants are asked to sign in for VIP roll call, change into the appropriate exercise clothing and shoes, be active in warmups, exercise, stretching, and meditating.

“After January’s VIP program, we did a potluck and the parents said they would be willing to sign up for a snack share,” Naioti said. “The parents would schedule when it would be their turn to bring in a snack for the kids. I don’t get any funding for my program; so in January, I spent a lot of my own funds, which I don’t mind;  but the moms had a better idea.”

There will be a nutrition component filled with interactive discussions, games, presentations and lessons.

Registration for the program can happen online at or at the Fulton YMCA.

Volunteers are encouraged to apply.

Naioti has a background in health education, criminal justice and health care administration.

YMCA staff and volunteers provide faith-based empowerment for the youth.

“Safety is our primary concern. A staff member trained in Red Cross First Aid will handle all minor injuries,” Naioti said. “In the event of an emergency requiring more than first aid, the parent will be contacted to meet the child and a staff person at the hospital emergency room. If the parent or guardian is unavailable, an emergency treatment slip must be signed prior to admission.”

For safety, parents need to leave numbers of their whereabouts if not at work or home, she added.

Registration is under way from now – March 5 at the Fulton YMCA.

The program will start at 4 p.m. on March 5.

It is expected participants be there at 4 p.m., sign in, change their clothes and shoes and be prepared to move.

Any questions or comments please call the Y at 315-598-9622.