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Youth Summer Fitness Program

Youth Summer Fitmess Program

Fitness Camp Video

This Summer Program, provided by the Lifespan Fitness and Motor Performance Academy, is designed especially for kids who want to improve their level of physical fitness through fun activities and motivating instructors!

Kids who are interested in losing weight, developing a healthy heart, and improving their physical strength and endurance are encouraged to join us this summer.

This Program is designed for Youth ages 6-9,10-12,13-15, and 16-17 years.

Activities

All activities are first and foremost designed for fun and participation, but with the focus on improvement in physical fitness.  Activities are non-threatening and tailored to the skill and fitness level of each participant. 

Aquatic Fitness Games and Activities
Martial Arts Fitness Routines
Resistance Training/Weights
Kick Boxing Routines
Aerobic Activities & Fitness Stations
Sport Skills Including Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, & Softball Modified Games
Pington (an indoor racquet sport)
Archery
Canoeing
And More……….

Lessons and Discussions

An academic component will also be include each week and follow a curriculum that includes the topics listed below. Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions and times can be arranged to accommodate parents.

Exercise and Metabolism
Designing Healthy Meals & Snacks
Goal Setting
Fad Diets
Emotional Eating
Dining Out
Drinks
Vitamins and Minerals
Essential Nutrients
Behavior Modification

Staff

The camp has been designed by Susan Hart Ph.D. an Associate Professor in The Department of Health & Human Performance at UTB. Dr. Hart, a specialist in the field of Motor Development and Physical Education, has worked extensively with children through school-based and community-based programs. She has developed and successfully implemented several camps over the years here on the UTB campus each designed to meet the needs of our dynamic community. Dr. Hart has received several awards for her teaching and program development including The University of Texas System Chancellors' Council Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, and was selected the “University Physical Educator of the Year” by the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) in 2008. In addition, Dr. Hart is a member of the Southwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame for her contributions as volleyball player while an undergraduate student.

Teachers:

Faculty from the UTB Department of Health & Human Performance

Certified school teachers & coaches

Health and Human Performance student majors

UTB student athletes

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