Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Free Programs for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering complimentary programs to get your family moving.

All programs are free and take place at the Southlake Activity Center (307 Parkwood Drive). Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Family Yoga

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome!
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This family yoga class is open to children and parents/caregivers of all ages! With yoga poses, relaxation exercises, games and more, this class is the perfect way to bond as a family while having fun and getting active.

Past Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Activities:

Children’s Yoga
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This yoga class designed especially for kids combines physical fitness, yoga postures, stress reduction techniques and fun! Research shows that yoga offers a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits for people of all ages. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s strength, balance, flexibility, focus and self-confidence.

Children’s Mindfulness
Date: Monday, September 10
Time: 6:45–7:30 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

Mindfulness—the ability to focus one’s mind on the present moment—is an attentional skill that can be strengthened with practice. Mindfulness is especially beneficial for children because it teaches them practical ways to calm their bodies, focus their minds and “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. This class teaches mindfulness using fun and engaging exercises, relaxation strategies and yoga.

LiveFit Southlake Bringing Awareness to Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

With September being Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM), LiveFit Southlake wants to spotlight the kiddos and shed light on an increasingly important matter that hits close to home for many.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for children and parents to learn about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.

In order to promote health and wellness LiveFit is offering free kid’s fitness classes, a free scavenger hunt with prizes, “What’s Causing the Weight Gain?,” a lecture by Elizabeth Cox, MD., about obesity and also highlighting some of the city’s best programming. So get out, be active and join LiveFit Southlake as celebrate the month of September.

You can register your child for these FREE programs online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

Please contact (817) 748 – 8019 for more information.