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Published:June 1st, 2006 08:02 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Celia Kibler, Owner of FUNFIT - Let's fight Obesity

Judyth Piazza chats with Celia Kibler, Owner of FUNFIT - Let's fight Obesity

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

It is not without great reflection that FUNFIT adopted for its tagline "Where Fitness is Childs Play”, since it is an accurate reflection of Celia Kibler’s commitment to children's health. As the owner of FUNFIT, Kibler has developed programs that not only prevent but may combat obesity in children by making fitness fun and family-inclusive.

"Funfit is a unique program, in that our classes are designed so that the child & the participating parent both receive a heart-healthy workout together. At our center we also offer a complete range of enrichment classes for kids ages 0-12 years including our newest Funfit program Kids Yoga, music, art, kung fu, infant massage & sign language. As well as Birthday Parties, Camps & Open Gym."

According to the US Surgeon General, there is currently  an epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States that includes 9 million children over the age of 6, and parents are increasingly looking for ways to help their children walk down a healthier path, along with them.

The National Center for Health Statistics reveals that there has been a 45 percent increase in children's obesity between the 1988-1994 surveys to the latest data gathered between 1999-2002. And there is no signs of that trend reversing without a complete societal makeover and a new approach to how family spend their time together.

According to Kibler, "Often, the very best defense against child obesity is an immediate and strong parental intervention and lifestyle change. In most cases, the child is mimicking the parent's approach to physical activities and healthy eating patterns, which is why our programs are designed to involve the whole family. Many of our classes incorporate nutrition & health into the class curriculum. We also offer Funfit classes in satellite locations throughout the Washington DC metro area, making it easy for everyone to join in the fun."

For more information on Funfit's program to fight obesity in children and to speak to Celia Kibler, you may contact Anne Howard at, or call her at 310-295-9578. .

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