Monday, March 26, 2012

Free Programs

From the desk of Kim Gubbins:
Kim Gubbins, Nurse Practitioner
Next session starts April 2 and runs through May 25th!!!
How about a free program to educate your child and you family on fun and sustainable ways to improve health! This program includes: weekly physical exercises, lessons, assignments and discussions. Proactive Kids is for children age 8 - 14 years who are considered obese or at risk (defined by being in the 85th percentile and above in BMI).

The program is delivered by an experienced team of child fitness, nutrition and behavioral specialists executing a consistent and proven, integrated health plan.

During the 8-week session, the children and their families follow the comprehensive and disciplined PAK PLAN focusing on three core areas: Fitness, Nutrition, and Lifestyle.

The ProActive Kids program is currently supporting children and families in DuPage County, Illinois.

PAK currently operates at two locations:
• Wheaton Community Center
• Edward Health and Fitness Center at Seven Bridges

Requirements to enroll:
1. Your child must be struggling with an unhealthy weight and have a high BMI
2. Your child must be age 8 - 13 yrs. old
3. You must obtain a signed prescription from PHA for clearance to participate
4. ProActive Kids Physician Referral Form.

8 Week Session Schedule   April 2 – May 25, 2012
Kids only on Monday and Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Fitness – 45 minutes
- Lifestyle – 45 minutes
Friday Family Day: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Fitness – 40 minutes
- Nutrition – 40 minutes
- Lifestyle – 40 minutes
 More information can be found at  or Proactive Kids 2012 Session

Girls On The Run
Looking to have your 8 - 13yr. old involved in an amazing organization? An organization that will inspire them to be joyful, healthy and confident young woman? I encourage you to consider having them participate in Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a 12 week program beginning in March (repeating again in early November). The 12 week program includes meeting twice a week for inspiration and exercise then ending with the Wondergirl 5K in June to give the girls a chance to shine and give them a wonderful sense of accomplishment. 

The program delivers a message to young girls through volunteer coaches and mentors. Our 12-week character building program of experiential learning through running teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills.

The curriculum encompasses the following 3 concepts:
 • Weeks 1-4: All About Me...Getting to Know Who I am and What I Stand For!
• Weeks 5-8: Building My Team...Understanding the Importance of Cooperation
• Weeks 9-12: Community Begins with Me...Learning About Community and Designing Our Own Community Project

Check out their website for more info:

Locations for Girls on the Run near Naperville:
Spring Brook Elementary
2700 Seiler Drive, Naperville

Locations near for Girls on the Run Plainfield:
Irene King Elementary
301 Eaton, Romeoville

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary
2700 Stonebridge Blvd Aurora

 McCarty Elementary
3000 Village Green Drive, Aurora

Locations for Girls on the Run near West Chicago:
Benjamin Middle School
28W300 St. Charles Rd. West Chicago

Lowell Elementary School
312 S President St Wheaton

Glen Ellyn Park District-Churchill Elementary
185 Spring Ave Glen Ellyn

*** More locations can be found on the Girls on the Run website

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