02/06/2012 // Chandler, Arizona, United States // kcummings // Karen Cummings
The WiL Power Challenge, a local nonprofit childhood obesity prevention program, has been changing kids lives since 2007. This free educational program kicked off its eighth program on January 7th and provides overweight to obese children with much needed fitness and nutritional guidance from certified trainers and registered dietitians. The comprehensive challenge consists of three workouts a week and weekly nutrition education classes. As research has shown, parent involvement is crucial to the success of children. A parent is required to work out with their child at least once a week, as well as attend the nutrition class each week.
Fun cooking classes, grocery store tours and program-wide workouts (historically with Nathan Shaw, Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks) keep kids motivated throughout the program. Results have shown increases in self-esteem, improvements in body composition, school performance, sleep and more.
May 2012 Race to Lose 5k and 1 mile fun run (Media Welcome to Attend):
Who: WiL Power participants and families as well as the general public are welcome to attend this fun 5k and 1 mile fun run.
What: Our participants are working hard to reach 20 minutes of non-stop activity. The Race to Lose will enable us to showcase their accomplishments and also allow community members to support this great nonprofit by participating in the run. Sponsors and volunteer opportunities are available. Contact information below if interested.
Where: Kiwanis Park, Tempe
When: May 2012
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