Nearly one in three children and teens in the United States is obese or overweight. In response to the epidemic, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation – a joint partnership of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation – established its Healthy Schools Program in 2006 to help schools develop and implement policies and practices to promote healthy eating and increase physical activity.
The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program takes a comprehensive approach to helping schools create healthier environments, by working with them to improve access to healthier foods; increase physical activity opportunities before, during and after school; enhance nutrition education; and establish school employee wellness programs.
The Healthy Schools Program is committed to providing access to the best available resources, to help support schools’ efforts in developing healthier environments. Because there is often not sufficient funding for schools to pay for new resources, the Alliance negotiates reduced rates and passes on these savings to schools as part of the Healthy Schools Program’s member discount program. All resources are vetted by American Heart Association science and medicine advisors for accuracy, the best available scientific information and best practice, so individuals can be confident that any resource they wish to implement in their schools is reputable.
One such resource is our BODY BAR FLEX FIT 15 for KIDS. This program widens the reach of youth fitness programming by creating a workout that can be performed with minimal equipment, in any facility, requiring little storage space, with easy set-up and take-down. The FIT 15 workout, developed for Body Bar by Lashaun Dale, is a fun, energizing exercise curriculum. It uses safe, effective, integrated movement exercises – involving compound movements, which work more than one muscle group at a time – to deliver specific stretching, strengthening, and core conditioning.
The first presentation will be given by well-known fitness personality, Jennifer Galardi, to gym teachers, coaches, nurses, and aftercare program directors in the East Ramapo, New York Central School District. Attendees will receive a Body Bar FLEX, a copy of the presenter notes, and access to a code set-up on the Body Bar web site to allow for ongoing purchases at a significant discount.
Body Bar is pleased to be partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation by offering our FIT 15 for KIDS programming and is proud to be working with Lashaun and Jennifer – true fitness professionals. More presentations are planned, to Healthy Schools Program districts around the country.
The Body Bar FLEX® Exercise Device. Patents 7,951,051; 7,704,198; and 7,112,166.