SPRINGFIELD Childhood obesity and overall wellness continues to be a hot topic in the United States. Twenty years ago, most children played outside with their friends. They rode bikes or played basketball at the park for hours. Parents had to set time limits for outdoor play, instructing their children to be home before the street lights illuminate.
Today, many activities such as video games and cable television cause children to lead a sedate lifestyle. Without intervention, obesity and other health problems may develop as a result.
Part of the Springfield Jewish Community Center’s (JCC) mission is to enhance physical development and promote well-being. In response to childhood health concerns, the JCC has established a children’s wellness program run by children’s wellness director, Raychel Setless. She has designed a set of tween fitness classes specific to ages 9 to 13.
“This age group needed special attention,” Setless said. “Especially those who don’t find organized sports appealing.”
These new group classes are a fun way to get a workout while seeing friends and making new ones.
The JCC Youth Wellness program offers a fun atmosphere, short classes, and of course soundtracks featuring the latest music. Below is a complete schedule:
To learn more, contact Setless at 739-4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|5/20-8/30||Summer Internships at Playhouse on Park|
|8/30||Wiggles & Giggles|
|8/30||Wiggles & Giggles ( Mommy and Me Class)|
|8/30||Free Community Luncheon|
|8/31||Concerts On Congamond|