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Little Heroes Fit Club

By
Steven Torres,   Fernandez El
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Breakfast For Everyone — First Meal Matters
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Little Heroes Fit Club
Last year, with the help of FUTP 60 Funding, we were able to kick off our very own Fit Club on campus. We had over 100 students participate. Today obesity is plaguing our communities and our youth are not exempt from the startling statistics. Daily activities such as walking to school, physical education classes, after school activities, chores and general playing have been replaced with sedentary lifestyles in front of the TV and computer. Our kids are developing the unhealthiest eating habits! As parents and teachers, it is important for us to teach our kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Coach Torres and Coach V - Little Heroes Kids Fit Initiative is San Antonio’s premier program that is tackling the statistics head-on. Little Heroes mission is to ensure that youth are aware of their strength, endurance and flexibility by utilizing modern techniques and exercise programs. When youth learn fundamental movements and begin to understand how their bodies function all while having fun, adopting a healthier will be easier than what it appeared. This was a letter that went home to parents and students.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

As coaches, we sent out surveys to parents and students. Parents were interested in Fit Club and were really pushing to have their kids in Fit Club.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

With funding, we are able to continue the club for a second year and make this possible. We are very grateful to have been selected for funding.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are more active and more involved in school activities.