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PROActive Kids is a healthy weight program designed for kids ages 8-14 who are struggling with their weight, and being overweight. This program offers a safe environment where kids can workout and learn about proper nutrition. The program also focuses on building their self-esteem, body image, as well as managing stress, feelings and a variety of other issues that can be caused by being overweight.
Children may struggle with their weight for a variety of reasons — genetics, too much food, not enough exercise, parents don’t know what or how to cook, hoarding of food, binge eating, low self-esteem, and many more. ProActive Kids helps kids and their families identify the obstacles and challenges to maintaining a healthy weight and will help your family learn to make decisions that will create a healthier lifestyle and ultimately, help your child lose weight (and perhaps you, too).
ProActive Kids teaches kids and their families ways to improve health through Exercise, Nutrition Lessons, and Lifestyle Discussions over 8 weeks. It is a commitment of time and energy, but will help your family live healthier lifestyle if the lessons are practiced consistently at home.
This life-changing experience is offered FREE to kids 8-14 who want to learn new exercises, lose weight, eat right and be more confident. children must have a BMI of 85th percentile or above to participate.
Introduces safe workouts with kids facing similar challenges
Teaches athletic confidence and improves skills
Offers three 45-minute workouts each week
Goal: Increase muscle and decrease body fat and BMI
Teaches families how to “eat right”
Offers key lessons including Food Categories and go, slow and whoa, 54321, Label Reading, Grocery Shopping and Planning, Portion Sizes, Healthy Breakfasts/Lunches, Eating Out, and More!
Introduces kids and families to healthy new foods and encourages them to taste a variety of fruits and vegetables!
Goal: Create healthier habits in food selection, cooking and eating
PAK Lifestyle Coaching
Helps kids build confidence and self-esteem
Facilitates open family discussion about relationships with food
Strengthens interaction with other kids
Focuses on the child’s personal struggles, such as body image, bullying, family matters and more
Offers three 45- minute lessons per week
Goal: Build confidence, increase communication and teach coping skills
THE PROGRAM IS 8-WEEKS LONG AND CLASSES ARE 3 TIMES PER WEEK ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. REGISTRATION IS CUT-OFF BY THE START OF WEEK THREE AND YOU WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT SESSION.
times vary by location. See location page and program you seek for exact times Monday and Wednesday – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Kids only Fitness: 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Lifestyle: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday Family Day - 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Families are invited to attend and participate (if over the age of three years old) Fitness: 5:00 – 5:40 p.m. Nutrition: 5:40 – 6:20 p.m. Lifestyle: 6:20 – 7:00 p.m.