Throughout the year, we host several events to support our mission. However, our BIGGEST fundraiser is the 5K Stroller Roll held on the 2nd Saturday in July. We raise money to provide needs-based scholarships to children whose families need financial support for things such as football camps, cheer camps, soccer uniforms, basketball camp and others.
5K Stroller Roll
The 5K Stroller Roll is a 3.1-mile race for ALL runners and walkers and those wishing to participate while pushing a baby jogger or baby stroller. (No particular stroller is needed or required!) This is a fun run for the ENTIRE family. So sign up today!
The 5K Stroller Roll will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 8 am on the campus of Riverside EpiCenter. Prices start at $35 per person. $60 for a 2-adult person run. (Mom & Dad, Mom & Mom, Dad & Dad, Mom & Aunt, Mom & Grandmom, etc...)
**Registration fee for children that are riding in a stroller are free with a paid adult fee. ** You DO NOT have to register the child in the stroller ***
Want to participate without a stroller or a child? Sure, this 5K is open to ALL runners and walkers.
So what are you waiting for???
A Very Merry Fit-Mas
The purpose of this event is to educate youth and parents about the importance of health and fitness and provide toys and Christmas cheer to the community. For the past 2 years, we have assisted approximately 600 children with toys up to age 12. This is a free event, but participants must register to ensure we have enough toys and supplies to distribute. Our tentative date is December 16, 2023, with location to be determined.
A Very Merry Fit-Mas is not just an event where we hand out toys. A Very Merry Fit-Mas is also a health and fitness expo where there are 12 fun/activity “stops” before a child can gain access to the North Pole. Children (with the assistance of their parents) must complete a minimum of 6 stops before going to the North Pole and receiving their toys. There will be 6 arts and crafts stops, and 6 physical fitness stops. The 12 stops are sponsored and operated by companies and organizations from the community. This fun event encourages families to play, move, learn, and explore together through physical and creative activities in an active atmosphere.
If you would like to be a vendor or sponsor, please reach out to us today.
(Registration opens November 1, 2023)
A “healthy lifestyle” does not just mean a balanced diet. The importance of regular physical activity, sleep routines, and working on mental health are all vital.
There are plenty of benefits of physical activity exercises for youth. Aside from cardiovascular health and healthy weight, exercise for children helps strengthen their bones, joints, and muscles. According to WHO, physical activity promotes the development of social skills among youth (self-confidence, social interaction, integration). It can also help with feelings of anxiety and depression.
Not only is exercise for children’s growth and development important, but it’s an excellent way to form a strong family bond and strengthen the connections between children and their families.
It Starts With Me 2 offers group fitness classes to youth by providing fun structured fitness programs that involves music and movement. We travel to schools, summer camps, and different clubs/organizations throughout the metro-Atlanta area. Our programs combine warm-ups, fitness moves, games, and yoga/mindfulness practice that make fitness fun for kids of all ages. We also discuss nutrition and healthy eating.
Contact us today to discuss plans to get your class signed up today.