The other night I attended a Family Fitness Night at a local elementary school. I am not a parent, but I am deeply interested in any community event involving health and fitness, especially in helping kids lead healthier and more active lives in the local Hendersonville area.
The event was put on by the Coach/PE teacher at 6:30 at night with a decent turnout in Edneyville. The event began with their jump rope team of 9 kids performing for 20 min. Doing the math I could see that most of the audience were parents and grandparents of the kids performing.
I want to applaud the coach for caring enough to take his unpaid time to help the kids and community in the best way he knows how, and I went up and thanked him afterwards.
I told him if there was anything I could do to help him with in the future that I would love to participate. I give talks to local schools, as well as strongman stunts (like pulling a school bus for Upward Elementary in Flat Rock NC)
After the jumprope demonstration their was a 10 minute video by an organization whose stated mission is to help fight children’s obesity. The video was somewhat informative, albeit low quality, but something about really irritated me.
The head of the organization is Fat. Obese. Overweight. With Rolls.
This is NOT an attack, but if you expect to Positively affect the lives of Children you had better look like you know what you are talking about. Kids don’t care what you say if what you do does not back it up. This person is talking about how easy and simple it is to improve the health of children, but looks about to have a heart attack before the end of the presentation.
To me this is like telling your kid not to ever smoke, while downing 3 packs of cigarettes a day.
Do as I say, Not as I do.
Yeah Right! What we do in front of children matters much more than what we say! If parents bring unhealthy foods into the home, children will learn to enjoy unhealthy foods, what you bring home Matters!
Conversely, if you only eat healthy foods, your kids will learn to like them. It is the biggest bunch of bullshit I have ever heard from parents that their kids won’t eat healthy, so they have to keep junk food in the house.
I ate what my mom made. Stop making excuses and Be the Parent!
I have a presentation I will be giving to as many Schools, Children’s, and Parent’s Groups as will have me entitled “Fitness and Super-Foods for Super Kids!” in the Hendersonville NC area.
I am also the incoming President of the Flat Rock Rotary Club. It is going to be a major part of my platform to improve the lives of local children through education in Hendersonville and surrounding areas. Children’s Obesity, Children’s Literacy, and Children’s Health and Fitness.
I am on a mission to change as many lives as I possibly can for the better, beginning in our local Hendersonville community! If you would like to have me speak to your organization or group please give me a call at 828-243-0379. I am really looking forward to making a huge difference in the lives of children and parents this year!