California Family Fitness Teams Up with FCUSD to Offer Kids Fitness Program
California Family Fitness Trainers, Rancho Cordova Elementary School Principal Larry Mahoney, KCRA 3’s Tamara Berg and River Cat’s mascot Dinger award students for their performance in the Body Fit Kids program. --Photo courtesy California Family Fitness
As part of celebrating 25 years in Sacramento, California Family Fitness partnered with Folsom Cordova Unified School District to offer a Body Fit Kids Program, which is the first of many Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that the organization commits to each year.
The program was born out of CFF’s commitment to building a healthier community and is designed to mirror CFF’s group training program, “Body Fit,” which offers a dynamic fusion of cardio and strength training in a small group format. CFF’s certified personal trainers trained 4th and 5th grade students from participating schools in the district.
In addition to participating at school, the program incorporates “homework” designed to engage the entire family in building and sustaining healthy lifestyle habits. Outside-of-school activities include taking a family trip to a local farmer’s market, a walk around the neighborhood and planting a vegetable in their garden. Awards categories for participating students include greatest improvement, most inspirational and many others. The first 20 participants who completed their activity cards with their family have the opportunity to go on an exclusive excursion to attend a Sacramento River Cats game, including a special meet-and-greet with Sacramento River Cats mascot Dinger.
“Our children are the future of the Sacramento region and California Family Fitness is proud to partner with Folsom Cordova Unified School District to provide education for students about how to live healthy lifestyles,” CFF President Randy Karr said. “It’s our hope that this program will grow to serve more students each year, and we’re thrilled to work alongside a group of educators and administrators that share a common commitment to providing learning opportunities for students that challenge not just their minds but also their bodies.”
The Body Fit Kids program is one of several initiatives kicking off this fall in collaboration with Folsom Cordova Unified School District.
“We know that when children are healthy, they are able to thrive to reach their full potential, and healthy and active lifestyles are essential to this,” Folsom Cordova Unified School District Superintendent Deborah Bettencourt said. “We are extremely grateful for the time and resources California Family Fitness is investing in our students to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to make smart choices and lead healthy lives.”
For more information about CFF’s 25th anniversary activities, its health and fitness centers and membership options, visit www.californiafamilyfitness.com.