Want to make a difference in the lives of children across the country? Now you can! Share your story through KidFit Academy’s Videos for Change project, inspiring the next generation youth to get active, learn important life skills, and have fun while improving their overall academic, emotional, and physical well-being.
Our Challenge: Currently, about 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese in this country. At the same time, teachers and school leaders are faced with challenges as they try to maximize learning time and prepare students for an ever-evolving society. As school budget gets tighter and tighter, a cost effective program addressing these issues is urgently needed.
Our Solution: KidFit Academy works with schools and teachers to promote healthy lifestyles, enhance academics, and improve school culture through purposeful fitness education. We do this by working with teachers to seamlessly incorporate 10 minute activity brain breaks at strategic moments throughout the school day. These purposeful movement breaks not only get kids moving, but also promote a positive classroom, create peaceful transitions, and better prepare students’ brains to absorb knowledge. The program is easy to implement and adapts to the needs of any classroom, any school, anywhere.
Your Role: We know that there are thousands (even millions) of people out there who have seen the power of fitness transform their lives and we want to hear from you! By recording and sharing a video, you will be a part of the fitness education revolution. KidFit will incorporate your videos into our school-based programming, allowing students to see people from all walks of life getting active and talking about the importance of fitness and life skills such as determination, grit, goal-setting, and self-confidence.
Each 10 minute brain break energizer starts with a 1 minute reflection answering a guiding question on the skill of the week. Students then engage in a circuit workout tailored to the specific age group and time of day for 8 minutes followed by a 1 minute closing/celebration. You can be a part of this movement as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Pick a guiding question that inspires you. (List in next blog post).
- Record a video of yourself answering the question in 30-60 seconds.
- Share the link with us!
Please note: KidFit Academy is a nonprofit organization and will use shared videos in our school-based programs. None of the videos will be sold or used for commercial purposes but may be used for promotional videos to further KidFit’s mission and vision. Participants in the “Videos for Change” project give KidFit the right to use videos in programming and promotional materials.