Families

Zumba For Kids Launches at StudioJear in Jax

JACKSONVILLE, FL  --  It's a one-hour class to get kids excited about fitness without realizing they're getting fit.  Zumba for Kids is available now at StudioJear off Beach Blvd for $4 per class.

The classes include a warm-up and cool down.  Each child gets a prize for the gift box.  CHildren can just wear light clothes and socks with gym shoes.  StudioJear provides water and juice and fresh fruit snacks.

The program is called "ZumbaAtomic."

For more information about the certified class go to

www. zumbajear.com

Studio Jear is located at 11760 Marco Beach Drive, Suite #3.

The phone number is 904-551-0459

Safe Kids NE Florida and Wolfson Children’s Hospital Offer Winter Reminder about Bulky Jackets and C

 

Now that winter and some colder temperatures are here, Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, has a seasonal reminder for parents and caregivers about transporting children in car seats. Infants, toddlers and children riding in car seats with internal harnesses should not be placed in the car seat with thick jackets, sweaters, or coats on, due to the issue of “coat compression.”

Jax Ice Offers Free Clinics

Jax Ice Offers Free Clinics

The New Year is the perfect time for young people to try out a fun, new activity. Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex invites kids, teens and parents to visit the ice rink for a FREE day of ice hockey and ice skating clinics.

What:     FREE learn to play hockey and learn to skate clinics

When:    Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

·         8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – FREE learn to play hockey clinics, equipment included

·         10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – FREE learn to skate clinics, equipment included

Where:   3605 Philips Highway

 

The Coolest Way to Work Off Your Holiday Meal & Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolution

The Coolest Way to Work Off Your Holiday Meal & Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolution

 

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – This year, when you experience the satisfied, yet suffocating feeling following your holiday meal, don’t let it confine you to the couch. Instead, come skate off the food and kick-start your New Year’s resolution to live a healthy lifestyle at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex’s Annual Christmas Day and New Year’s Family Skates.

Both skating events are open to the public. The Christmas Day Family Skate is on Sunday, Dec. 25 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental, hot cocoa and a holiday cookie.

The New Year’s Family Skate is on Sunday, Jan.1 from 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. The Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is located at 3605 Philips Highway.

Child Wellness Tips: Stay Active This Holiday Season!

Child Wellness Tips: Stay Active This Holiday Season!

 

From author, Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The holiday season has arrived! It’s a time for parties, presents and holiday cheer. However, it can also be a season of little activity and over-indulging. As the weather cools down, children are often tempted to stay inside in front of the T.V. or a video game rather than play outside. Holiday specials also can draw your family to the T.V. screen this time of year. Eating healthily can present additional challenges when faced with party buffets, holiday sweets and large family meals.

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

Are you still looking for a gift for a special someone on your list? This holiday season, you can honor that special person and help kids in crisis at the same time. 

Daniel is selling commemorative bricks to pave the way for their new Education Center, which will help fill the educational gap for abused, foster and formerly homeless kids. Your engraved brick will become a permanent part of the Daniel Education Center campus, leaving a lasting legacy of love and hope for children in the community for years to come.

Bricks cost $200, which includes an engraved mini brick replica the honoree gets to keep to remember their special gift. Please visit Daniel's website to learn more.

Reduce P.E. While childhood Obesity Rising ?

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education. 

Currently 30% of Florida’s youth are overweight or obese.  As these students get older, their obesity problem just gets worse.