Monday, December 6, 2010

Play More. Eat Better.

This past weekend we were fortunate enough to be able to participate in the annual community event Play More. Eat Better sponsored by Mission Hospital to help encourage health and wellness among children to battle child obesity.  The event was absolutely awesome!  We got the opportunity to work hand in hand with Mission Hospital along with other volunteers to run the fitness station.  We were able to meet profession soccer players from team Chivas USA, talk with a volunteer who is currently working with Mark Verstegen at Athletes Performance in Carson, interact with various local families of all backgrounds and origins, and best of all we got to have some fun with kids by getting them pumped up about health and fitness.  BT Fitness brought some complimentary fitness manuals, a speed ladder, and some jump ropes for the kids to try out.  It was unbelievable to see how fast they were able to master the drills on the speed ladder.  We participated in a hula hoop contest, did some Zumba, and ran obstacle courses with the kids as well.  We were especially honored when Mission Hospital asked us back next year to participate not only in the San Clemente event but in the San Juan Capistrano event as well.  We were also asked to come out as guests to do some demos for the local fitness groups held within our community.  All in all the event was a huge success and all the kids that showed up got to have a great time and really learn about eating right, exercising, and staying active.  Below are some pics of these talented youngsters as well as our attempts at some of the festivities!

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