Did your teen leave an impression on your couch last summer?
For the months of July and August GoodLife Fitness is offering a free Teen Fitness Program from coast to coast, for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.
Where: All GoodLife Fitness Clubs
When: Between 8am-4pm, 7 days a week for July and August 2011
Participating teens will have full club access with the following exceptions: tanning, pool, sauna, whirlpools, squash courts and Hot Yoga.
We’ve all heard the news: overweight and obese teenagers are tipping the scales at an alarming rate. According to the Canada Health Measure Survey (2010), over 26 percent of children and youth are overweight. Additionally, 60 percent of Canadian youth do not get the required daily physical activity for optimum growth and development. A whopping 93 percent of children and youth are not meeting Canada’s physical activity guidelines.
“At GoodLife, we are passionate about helping all Canadians become fit and healthy and we know the importance of starting healthy habits at a young age,” said David Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Founder & CEO. “We piloted the Teen Fitness Program in most of our clubs last summer.”
“In some communities across Canada, such as Ottawa, there was an extraordinary response where thousands of teens got on-board and enjoyed the positive benefits of fitness,” said Tracy Glennon, Director of Operations for GoodLife Fitness. “My own daughter Kate and her friends took part last year and had an amazing time trying new experiences such as Group Cycling classes and welcomed the great orientation the club teams gave them to strength training. Teen Fitness gave us the opportunity to do something cool and fun together as a family.”