Watch what happens when a program called Motivate Youth — from the creators of Hometown Health’s Motivate U — teaches children about the benefits of fitness, nutrition and a passion for setting and achieving goals.
Adults have been benefiting from the Healthy Tracks program for years: The health and wellness program from Hometown Health has provided useful tools for people to create their own healthy lifestyle.
And now, kids are being exposed to those same tools at a skill level that kids can still find challenging in a positive way. Whereas adults can take part in a 12-week free gym challenge called Motivate U, kids recently completed an 8-week program called Motivate Youth.
More than 30 children graduated after completing the course. It included two days of fitness each week for eight weeks, nutrition classes and lessons about how to commit to achieving goals.
Local gyms throughout the community helped to make Motivate Youth happen. They introduced children to activities such as wrestling, yoga, karate and other forms of exercise in hopes of fueling a new passion.
Throughout the program, Motivate Youth awarded prizes for demonstrations of excellence. After eight weeks, many participants improved their number of push-ups and sit-ups, and added a lap to their endurance run.
Motivate Youth: Special Thanks
Motivate Youth was made possible thanks to Brittany Wade Yoga, Double Diamond Athletic Club, Evoke Fitness, Freestyle Fitness, UFC Gym and Nevada Elite Wrestling for the fitness classes. Also, a big thank you to Renown Health Chef & Community Culinary Wellness Manager Chris Wyatt for the cooking demonstration and nutrition class.