Super Hero Training
The Super Hero Training Program works with children ages 7-18 years old. Similar to the E.C.P.E., its aim is to help build strong bodies and minds through age-appropriate, physical activity. In 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, and today Element Foundation is among those making childhood obesity a priority cause. In recent years American schools have undertaken significant reforms in physical education, with some schools eliminating PE altogether.
The CDC sites that it is regular physical activity that helps improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions in children and adolescence. It is hard to imagine that children and young adults are seen with grave health risks that at one time were only seen in adults.
Conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
The development of healthy social skills, muscular coordination and body acceptance make for thriving young adults.
Our goal is to offer this essential program on a weekly basis to children and adolescents in our community. Currently, this is only a monthly program. Funding will be used to offer this program weekly, to retain our instructors, as well as to acquire and maintain equipment. In conjunction with other programs, getting the word out to the community in multiple forms like social media, email campaigns, community outreach, and word of mouth requires ongoing funds. Element Gym reserves time in its facility for this program.