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Fitness class reinforces healthy lifestyles for children

08/16/2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A fitness program designed specifically for children to encourage healthy lifestyles through exercise and movement will take place this fall.

Fitness Fun for Kids will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from Sept. 17 to Nov. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Results Therapy and Fitness, an affiliate of Summit Health, 1600 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg.

The class taught by Doug Lentz, MS, CSCS*D, director of fitness and wellness at Results, is open to children ages 7 to 11 years old. Parents must attend with their children.

“This is a great way to not only reinforce a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity for children, but also keep them up and about during the school year,” Lentz said.

Children will learn fun physical activities and games, how to reduce the chance of injuries and proper movement mechanics as part of the program.

“Kids regularly perform physical activities such as running, jumping, throwing and kicking, but the idea is to show them how to do it the right way so they’re not hurting their bodies,” Lentz added.

The class costs $15 which will be reimbursed upon completion of the program.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.SummitHealth.org/GetMoving or call (717) 262-4472.

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