Why I love Family Fit Day (This SUNDAY!)

1.  I was a fat kid.  

Actually, by today’s standards, I wasn’t really fat.  Childhood obesity and obesity in general has become such a national problem that my 12 year old 1980’s  version of fat, for which I was teased, is probably by today’s standards not even perceived as a problem, or out of the norm.  

Nevertheless, the issues that I had as a kid, feeling out of control, feeling that my body was my enemy, feeling that if I could only unzip my skin and step out of it a thinner person all of my problems would go away?

I can relate to childhood obesity.  I want to do my part to end it as a national problem. 

 

2.  I LOVED hanging out with my parents when I was young.

In fact, I still do.  My dad and I now always go to his gym together when I visit my parents.  I wish I had more memories of swimming, hiking and running around, together.  With them.  My best memories from childhood usually involve food, and I wish I had a lifetime association of movement and fitness with the joy that I had when I was hanging out with my parents.

 

3.  This:

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This:

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And because Family Fit Day builds joy!  Family Fit Day gives this whole wonderful community of members, afterschool kids, summer camps, preschool, toddlers and babies AND their parents a chance to experience what a joy it can be to be together, move together, and GET FIT together.  

For more information or to get your Family Ticket, click here

Can’t wait to see everyone there.  

Family Fit Day is this Sunday, October 20th from 10AM-1PM, and features a family dance concert, rock wall climbing, sports and martial arts, yoga and zumba, healthy eats, and a Water to Go outdoor water fountain (we’ll provide the BPA free biodegradable bottles!)

 

Camille Diamond is the Director of Community Engagement and Communications at the 14th Street Y 

Have questions about Family Fit Day or Family Fitness at the 14th Street Y?  

Contact her at Camille_Diamond@14StreetY.org

 

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