It’s kids’ fitness time at the YMCA Oakville event tomorrow, June 2, 2013. The official name of the event is Healthy Kids Day and several YMCAs across Canada are simultaneously hosting the event designed to get kids moving and helping families embrace healthy lifestyle habits.
The event will be at the Oakville YMCA on Sunday June 2, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is FREE for the whole family.
The increasing rate of diabetes and other chronic diseases among our youth is staggering. Events like these draw attention to the importance of healthy living, eating and exercise.
Many Y’s are getting star power behind the event. Meet TV and internet stars at the Oakville YMCA on June 2 including YTV’s Nathan McLeod, Katrina and Sloane of FitForaFeast.com and a host of dancers and performers.
FitForaFeast will be there to teach some dance steps and inspire kids to stay fit and get healthier.
Teen hosts Katrina and Sloane from the popular Fitfor a Feast YouTube channel will be here! Try their free classes including the dance lesson which will be featured on fitforafeast.com* If you ever wanted to be on a FitForaFeast video, this is your chance! The channel currently has over 50 million views and growing, and is popular with kids, tweens and teens around the world.
*The dance lesson will be recorded and posted online. A video/photo release is required to participate.
Play has also been shown to help improve:
• Motor Function
• Ability to self-regulate emotions and behaviours
• Social skills like sharing, taking turns, helping others, resolving conflict
• Language development
Join Bricks 4 Kidz to build an Airplane, a Windmill or a Lighthouse and take your imagination to the next level! LEGO bricks will be featured at motorized model building, structure building and creative free play stations.
There will also be puppet shows and even a band lead by 11-year old Sara. From pony rides to kids comedy and fitness, families in Oakville will not want to miss this event.
And best of all, it is FREE!
Community exhibitors will be on hand. Join a family climb or family swim, try cycling or running on the indoor track. Check out a puppet show or the skatepark. Bring your scooters/BMX or skateboard along with protective gear if you like. Yoga, stretching and a Jiu-Jitsu demo are only some of the fun activities.
Don’t miss Flexibility and Strength Training with Fit For a Feast from 12:30pm – 1pm in Multi-Purpose Room #1. Then join in for the Fit is Fab dance and video shoot from 1:15 – 1:55 on the Outdoor Stage and become a Youtube Star!