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Impact

Since 2011, Fit Kids has served thousands of young children across the country, often in areas where opportunities for sports and physical activities are scarce. Through our growing network of partners, we continue to introduce children to physical activity and movement so they can enjoy its many benefits, including:

IMPROVING PHYSICAL HEALTH

Fit Kids helps children improve their cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and overall physical condition.

ENHANCING EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

Children participating in Fit Kids report increased self-esteem, better mood regulation, and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression.

PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES

Fit Kids encourages lifelong habits of health and fitness, including positive choices related to nutrition, exercise, and wellness.

EDUCATIONAL IMPACT

Fit Kids helps children understand the connection between their physical health and their concentration, memory, and academic performance.

ADDRESSING INEQUALITIES IN ACCESS TO FITNESS

Fit Kids works to ensure that all children, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have the chance to participate in structured physical activities.

BUILDING COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SKILLS

Fit Kids helps children develop teamwork, leadership, and social interaction skills.

Fit Kids’ Impact in Fiscal Year 2023

Fits Kids makes physical activity fun
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Fit Kids has increased students’ physical activity levels
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Fit Kids motivates students to engage in physical activity
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Fit Kids has a positive impact on students’ mood and mental health
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Students are excited to use the Fit Kids equipment
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Fit Kids makes is easy for me to help students be active
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Other Highlights from Fiscal Year 2023

NEW PARTNER SITES
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NEW STATES
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Michigan, Utah, and Arizona

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER
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Border Youth Tennis Exchange (BYTE)

NEW VIDEOS
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Including yoga, mindfulness, and dance fitness

“Because of this program, I’ve noticed a great number of students have reduced feelings of depression and stress, while improving overall mood and emotional well-being.”
— PE TEACHER, ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT, LOS ANGELES, CA

Fit Kids Conversations

How Do Pro Sports Teams Impact Youth?

Trennis Jones, VP, Community Impact for Major League Soccer’s Austin FC, brings it in this Fit Kids Conversation, explaining how his team’s programs meld sports, fitness, and life lessons to benefit youth.

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Insights from a Lineage Medicine Pioneer

Nisha Devi founded Kala Wellness to grow the use of Lineage Medicine, including its movement components, such as yoga and qigong. Nisha explains the meaning behind the medicine, how it helps, her path to her practice, and Kala Wellness’ new partnership with Fit Kids.

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Move Your Body, Calm Your Mind

Jessica Byers — Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being — explains how the Council impacts the health of Californians by rallying government, celebrity athletes, and many organizations, including Fit Kids.

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Dr. Andrea Wieland — Olympic Caliber Mental Health

Dr. Andrea Wieland, who played field hockey for the U.S. in the 1996 Olympics, now runs a mental health and performance psychology practice. Our Conversation covers what she has learned along that path and how she teaches it to the coaches, parents, and athletes she serves.

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Fit Kids News

Fit Kids & Social-Emotional Learning

Many schools and community centers considering a Fit Kids partnership wonder about our organization’s take on social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning has become one of the most important components of education,

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