Kids in Motion: For Youth, For Family, For Fitness.
Kids in Motion is a program designed for kids and teens to exercise and learn about fitness and nutrition as fun experience.
Located at the YMCA in Huntington, WV, the Kids in Motion program is available to kids ages 5-17 in the West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky Tri-State area. The program customizes workouts and classes to fit each individual's fitness level through pre and post-fitness assessments.
To get moving, children utilize exergaming equipment, which combines exercise and video games. Activities include games similar to those popular in arcades and at-home consoles that all ages can enjoy. They get kids moving to burn calories and increase agility, hand-eye coordination, and motor function all while having fun! Kids and teens compete with each other as well as their previous scores in order to earn points for prizes while burning calories along the way.
Kids in Motion is not just about fun and games. Kids, teens, and families also receive nutrition education and support along with a trip to Huntington's Kitchen to learn how to prepare healthy and nutritious foods.
Just like in adults, increased physical activity in children has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits.
Physical activity helps with:
- Controlling weight
- Reducing blood pressure
- Raising HDL ("good") cholesterol
- Reducing the risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer
- Improved psychological well-being, including gaining more self-confidence and higher self-esteem
Remember that inactive children are likely to become inactive adults! Get your kids in motion and increase the health and wellness of your family and the West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky Tri-State area!
The Kid Fit program offers children and teens 5 weeks of unique group exercise training with their peers. Children will experience exercise like never before; through the use of our exergaming equipment and state of the art fitness studio; participants will get the chance to workout in a fun, interactive environment. Each session includes a trip to Huntington’s Kitchen, nutrition education and a trip to the May Building to swim.
Family Fit is a revolutionary program offering the entire family the opportunity to get moving and eating right! This 6 week program provides parents the opportunity to become true examples of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Each session includes a trip to Huntington’s Kitchen, nutrition education and a trip to the May Building to swim.
Huntington’s Kitchen is one of Motion’s wonderful sponsors. Each session we take the kids to a hands on cooking class. The kids learn about the nutritional benefit of healthy eating and cooking, and the added benefit of getting to cook at home with your family. Parents are more than welcome to come and watch the kids prepare dinner for the entire family!
Why Choose Kids in Motion
Kids in Motion is a unique program that uses a holistic approach that focuses on a child or teen’s body, mind, and spirit. No other program in the state of West Virginia focuses on all three aspects.
The exergaming equipment makes exercise fun and interesting! In fact, some children are having so much fun, they don’t even realize the impact it’s having on their health.
Participants have not only changed their children’s habits and lifestyle, but changed their own as well:
“Thank you Family Fit!! You’ve given me a part of my life back that I thought was gone. I’ll turn 37 this year and I am more active now than I was at 20. I went from dreading the thought of getting any older, to excited to see what the future has in store for my family and me. Thank you for your motivation, support, and most of all believing that it’s never too early (or late) to start living an active lifestyle.”
“I wanted my son to get out of his funk and he has. The change is not so much external as it is internal. Now when he’s upset, instead of being on the couch, he’s moving. He’ll go for a walk. I created these bad habits. I taught them that. But you can still reverse it. It’s all about changing the way you’re living. I used to use ice cream and pizza as treats for my kids. Now they get soccer cleats and running shoes.”
LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE SPACE TO HOST A BIRTHDAY PARTY, END OF SEASON TEAM GATHERING, OR EVEN A STAFF RETREAT?
The Kids in Motion studio at the Huntington YMCA Is the perfect location to rent and is available for groups of many sizes and all ages!
$200 up to 3 hours (normal operating hours)
$300 up to 3 hours (outside of normal hours)
Call today to find out more or make your reservation.
We would love to hear from you to see how we can help your kids and family get fit!
For more information on the Kids in Motion programs or how to become part of our resources page, please contact us today!
Phil Cline Family Y
917 9th Street
Huntington, WV 25701