Kid Fit Challenge

Making wellness fit by making wellness fun. 

Fight childhood obesity with diet and exercise.

Kid Fit Challenge is a comprehensive eight-week wellness program designed for children ages 8 through 12 to combat the obesity trend in our local community. 
 

Health concerns associated with being overweight.

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic throughout the United States and in coastal Georgia. Experts estimate as many as 30 percent of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. A dramatic increase in diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases related to this condition is an unfortunate consequence of the obesity epidemic.

A number of factors contribute to this significant health issue, including environmental, socioeconomic and dietary patterns and a lack of physical activity. With many hours of “screen time” in front of a TV or computer each day, a lack of safe areas to play and super-sized food portions, more and more children lead an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle.
 

Make living healthy part of your child's lifestyle.

Kid Fit Challenge includes nutrition education provided by a Health System registered dietitian, presentations on a variety of wellness topics, fitness center passes to the YMCA and The Club, wellness information for the entire family, prizes and fun exercises.

By incorporating functional, child-appropriate education and exercise, Kid Fit Challenge encourages participants to develop both physically and mentally. The program enhances each participant’s self-esteem and confidence as the children successfully complete exercise goals and increase their overall strength, flexibility, agility and aerobic capacity. At the end of the eight week program, participants will be equipped to make better wellness choices and lead a more active, healthier life.
 

Registration and cost

While there is no cost to participate in the Kid Fit Challenge, an application is required. A downloadable application can be found below. To request a hard copy of the application, please contact Health Promotion & Wellness at wellness@sghs.org
Space is limited! The application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Dick Mitchell Health Information Center on the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, emailed to wellness@sghs.org or faxed to 912-466-5156.
 

Session duration and location

Kid Fit Challenge is held weekly on Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11, at BodyworX Studio 912, located at 124 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick. Participants are required to attend at least six of the eight sessions.

Week 1 – Uncover Your Inner Superhero: January 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Week 2 – Fitness is Fun: January 28, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Week 3 – Mission Nutrition: February 4, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Week 4 – The Power of Water: February 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Week 5 – Make Family Time Active Time: February 18, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Week 6 – The Great Outdoors: February 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Week 7 – Get Your Sleep: March 4, 2017, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Week 8 – Final Assessments/Awards Celebration: March 11, 2016, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Raising Fit Kids 

Healthy Partners, Winter 2016
Want to learn more about the Kid Fit Challenge and how this program has impacted the local community? Read our featured article in the Winter 2016 issue of Healthy Partners!

Raising Fit Kids - Healthy Partners, Winter 2016