We have an epidemic in this country of child obesity that threatens our very existence and even our national security. According the U.S. Surgeon General, “The prevalence of overweight adolescents 12-19 has nearly tripled in the past two decades.” This is NOT acceptable, and I want to do something about it!
I have put together a program for training overweight and obese children that I call “Energy Play” that has even been successful with adults. My program is NOT sport training or traditional physical education–Energy Play is based on lifetime activities and movements that are not only productive for building healthy young bodies but fun!
If you are frustrated with traditional activity programs than only emphasize competitiveness for athletic children instead of a lifetime of enjoying movement, (or even worse NO program at all!) or youth sports that burn out kids and discourage “life long” physical activity, then Energy Play can be your solution. I know it works–I’ve seen the fitness fire in the eyes of morbidly obese children when they participate in a properly structured exercise setting with proper attention to psychological and social issues.
Energy Play is a one-hour training session that can be conducted at my studio, the local park, or your home. Each session starts with a “mini nutrition lesson” and ALL sessions are instructed from a philosophy of lifetime Wellness. While fitness based, fitness alone is never enough to combat obesity. Children will learn how to eat better while also feeling their bodies successful in actual movement through the playful enjoyment of carefully constructed activities. Children will be safely taught how to train for strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance, agility, posture, and flexibility to improve their lives through a lifetime of healthy movement.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
Wanna play? I’ll welcome your interest in giving your overweight or obese child a chance for success through health in my Energy Play Program. It sure beats diabetes, heart disease, and other serious issues related to obesity and lack of physical fitness–and it’s cheaper too!
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If you have children that are not overweight but would like them to learn about health through movement and Wellness education I’d be happy to work with them.