WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WORDS OF WARNING AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Celia Kibler, childhood obesity fitness maverickWORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WORDS OF WARNING AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Summary: As seen on FOX News DC and NY, Celia Kibler a childhood and teen fitness maverick offers fitness advice and programs that may not only prevent but reverse life-threatening trend in youth

Washington-DC(rushprnews) 04/04/2007- It is not without great reflection that FUNFIT adopted for its tagline “Where Fitness is Child’s Play”, indeed  it is an accurate reflection of Celia Kibler’s commitment to children’s health. As the owner of FUNFIT, Kibler is a true maverick when it comes to childhood and teen fitness. She has developed programs that not only prevent but also combat obesity by making fitness fun and family-inclusive.

Celia Kibler has been featured for her expertise on the subject of childhood obesity numerously on Fox News, Associated Press articles, CNN.com and as an invited radio-guest.Funfit’s unique programming is designed so that the child and the participating parent both receive a heart-healthy workout together and is based on facts on how-to-reach optimal fitness. “At our center we also offer a complete range of enrichment classes for kids ages 0-12 years including our newest Funfit program Kids Yoga, music, art, kung fu, infant massage and sign language. As well as Birthday Parties, Camps and Open Gym,” explains Kibler.According to the US Surgeon General, there is currently  an epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States that includes 9 million children over the age of 6, and parents are increasingly looking for ways to help their children walk down a healthier path, along with them.  The World Health Organization’s members recently met in Australia and declared that for the first time in mankind history more people suffered from obesity than the opposite, and also noted that the greater problem was seen with youth with poor lifestyle habits.

In addition, there are no signs of that trend reversing without a complete societal makeover and a new approach to how family spends their time together.

According to Kibler, “Often, the very best defense against child obesity is an immediate and strong parental intervention and lifestyle change. In most cases, the child is mimicking the parent’s approach to physical activities and healthy eating patterns, which is why our programs are designed to involve the whole family. Many of our classes incorporate nutrition & health into the class curriculum. We also offer Funfit classes in satellite locations throughout the Washington DC metro area, making it easy for everyone to join in the fun.”

For more information on Funfit’s programs to fight obesity in children and to speak toCelia Kibler, you may contact

Anne Howard at anne@rushprnews.com, or call her at 310-295-9578.  www.funfit.us .

 

The  FUNFIT FAMILY FITNESS CENTER

is located at:

17511 REDLAND RD.ROCKVILLE (DERWOOD), MD 20855

ABOUT CELIA KIBLER

 

“  Celia Kibler, President of Funfit Inc. and co-creator of the Funfit fitness program for children since 1987. BS from the University of Maryland. Certified, Level 2, Radiant Child Yoga Instructor. Past faculty member of Montgomery College Challenge Program teaching Health and Fitness to mentally and physically challenged adults. Invited speaker at the International Kids Fitness Association Conference (no longer active), Maryland Recreation and Parks Conference, as well as speaker on Teen Fitness to Prince Georges County Recreation in Maryland. Business member of the International Dance Exercise Association.

Anne Howard, writer and publicist at www.annehowardpublicist.com, 310-295-9578, anne@annehowardpublicist.com

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