Get Your Fit On is a free public event that introduces various activities focused on improving awareness of the importance of good fitness and nutrition to families in Manatee County.
The centerpiece of our Kids in the Kitchen community initiative is an annual youth event called Get Your Fit On! Hosted in recent years at LECOM Park with the Pirates organization, the event is open to all elementary and middle school age children in the county. During the event, kids have the opportunity to participate in various activities focused on improving awareness of the importance of good fitness and nutrition. A few examples from years past include having yoga instructors sit with kids and walk them through basic stretching, as well as local high school, college, and professional athletes walk students through different sports' (tennis, baseball, golf, football, hockey) plays and terminology. These athletes also discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet with the kids and their families. Members of JLMC can be found helping at different activities and leading kids in creating a healthy snack we call Critter Crunch! The kids who attend are rewarded for participating and pledging a healthier lifestyle with various sport/exercise equipment. JLMC currently aspires to offer a wider selection of hands-on activities related to healthy eating, as well as to include parents more at the event. We strive to make Manatee County a healthier place for students and families.
If you're interested in learning more about this event as a participant or partner, please contact us here!