Every child deserves the opportunity to participate in an innovative kids fitness program and free fun run.
Fly Movement is the first kids’ health program that provides children an opportunity to reach a fitness goal through fun, rewarding team competition using fitness trackers and under desk bike pedals. As a result, children enhance their self-esteem, their fitness activity increases, they learn about the many benefits of physical activity, and they have an opportunity to run in a free kids race with their family.
About Fly Movement
Fly Movement is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among Houston’s youth. We work continuously to increase health literacy and physical activity for kids and families through education, advocacy, and a variety of programs including Houston’s only free kids fun run. Our vision is to be the premier kids health program in Houston and to eradicate child obesity.
Why We Do It
More than 1 in 3 kids are overweight or obese – a figure that only worsens in low-income, minority populations. In addition, 92% of Texas Elementary schools lack a daily physical education program and 73% of school-aged children in Houston are considered economically disadvantaged. In other words, many parents in our community cannot afford to enroll their children in afterschool sports programs. Healthy lifestyle habits start (and stick) early. That’s where we – and our amazing volunteers – come in. Our dynamic and free program brings health and fitness into the homes and minds of our community’s children and their families.
How We Do It
Across two semesters, students have an opportunity to reach a fitness goal through fun, rewarding team competition using fitness trackers, under desk bike pedals, and fun runs along with in class lesson and parent education material to get the whole family involved.
Free Kids Fun Run
Working in partnership with Houston Wellness Project and GOOFY, Fly Movement provides Houston’s youth with a free kids fun run empowering them to try their best, develop higher self-esteem, and learn the benefits of achieving goals.
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