Yoga Helps Obese Kids Fight Stress and Overcome their Condition

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The founder of Funfit Celia Kibler, a childhood fitness pioneer offers yoga program from age 3 to 13 at her center.

Rockville, MD (rushprnews) June 1, 2007 – There are many underlying reasons a child or adult becomes obese. One proven contributing factor for kids in addition to parental lifestyle is stress and the use of food as an escape or as a comforter. Yoga offers a great way for kids to control stress and teach them how to relax during their normally hectic lives. It also helps them to find alternative ways to react to situations that may otherwise cause them to reach for food as a way to calm down. Celia Kibler recently featured nationwide at the AP and Fox News has developed various programs to address these issues.

MyYogaâ„¢ Funfit’s Yoga classes are based on Kundalini Yoga and are taught by Celia Kibler, President of Funfit Inc., certified Instructor, Level 2 Radiant Child Yoga.

Yoga has been proven to be an effective tool when dealing with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here is what one of the parents of a young yoga student had to say about their son David, a 6-year old, “He tends to be rambunctious and easily distractible. A handful and we wanted to try something else”, his mother said.

His parents decided to try the MyYoga class at Funfit, as an alternative to medication. His parents added, “Typically David is so wound up at night, he cannot fall asleep. He has begun to use the meditation techniques that he has learned in class, and he is able to relax and easily fall asleep for the evening.”

“In our MyYogaâ„¢ classes, children discover new ways to relax, concentrate and exercise, all disguised as fun active play and games. The activities they learn in class are easily adaptable at home and school, when stress levels can get too high and anxiety increases. Yoga puts a new light on their world and makes it that much more enjoyable,” stated Celia Kibler.

Funfit puts the FUN in kids’ Yoga and invites the parents to join in certain classes. The beginner yoga classes teaches the meditative and calming benefits of Yoga through movement, games, stories, brief meditation, concentration and song, the more advanced classes deepens the practice. Children up to age 13 learn various yoga positions and postures, while improving their focus, strength, coordination, balance and confidence. Yoga has been proven to help children focus and succeed in school and other activities and works well for children with special needs.

Kibler, a childhood obesity and fitness maverick has designed a variety of all-inclusive family programs in which the goal is to alter family lifestyles in order to achieve overall well-being. Summer camps are also being offered.

The FUNFIT FAMILY FITNESS CENTER is located at:

17511 REDLAND RD.

ROCKVILLE (DERWOOD), MD 20855

* 301-975-0099 * 888-8-FUNFIT *

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.

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Phone: 310-295-9578

Email: anne@rushprnews.com

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Yoga Helps Obese and ADHD Kids Fight Stress and Overcome their Condition

The founder of Funfit Celia Kibler, a childhood fitness pioneer offers yoga program from age 3 to 13 at her center.

Rockville, MD (rushprnews) June 1, 2007 – There are many underlying reasons a child or adult becomes obese. One proven contributing factor for kids in addition to parental lifestyle is stress and the use of food as an escape or as a comforter. Yoga offers a great way for kids to control stress and teach them how to relax during their normally hectic lives. It also helps them to find alternative ways to react to situations that may otherwise cause them to reach for food as a way to calm down. Celia Kibler recently featured nationwide at the AP and Fox News has developed various programs to address these issues.

MyYogaâ„¢ Funfit’s Yoga classes are based on Kundalini Yoga and are taught by Celia Kibler, President of Funfit Inc., certified Instructor, Level 2 Radiant Child Yoga.

Yoga has been proven to be an effective tool when dealing with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here is what one of the parents of a young yoga student had to say about their son David, a 6-year old, “He tends to be rambunctious and easily distractible. A handful and we wanted to try something else”, his mother said.

His parents decided to try the MyYoga class at Funfit, as an alternative to medication. His parents added, “Typically David is so wound up at night, he cannot fall asleep. He has begun to use the meditation techniques that he has learned in class, and he is able to relax and easily fall asleep for the evening.”

“In our MyYogaâ„¢ classes, children discover new ways to relax, concentrate and exercise, all disguised as fun active play and games. The activities they learn in class are easily adaptable at home and school, when stress levels can get too high and anxiety increases. Yoga puts a new light on their world and makes it that much more enjoyable,” stated Celia Kibler.

Funfit puts the FUN in kids’ Yoga and invites the parents to join in certain classes. The beginner yoga classes teaches the meditative and calming benefits of Yoga through movement, games, stories, brief meditation, concentration and song, the more advanced classes deepens the practice. Children up to age 13 learn various yoga positions and postures, while improving their focus, strength, coordination, balance and confidence. Yoga has been proven to help children focus and succeed in school and other activities and works well for children with special needs.

Kibler, a childhood obesity and fitness maverick has designed a variety of all-inclusive family programs in which the goal is to alter family lifestyles in order to achieve overall well-being. Summer camps are also being offered.

The FUNFIT FAMILY FITNESS CENTER is located at:

17511 REDLAND RD.

ROCKVILLE (DERWOOD), MD 20855

* 301-975-0099 * 888-8-FUNFIT *

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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Anne Howard

Phone: 310-295-9578

Email: anne@rushprnews.com

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