Stop battling over healthy choices with your kids...
Start informing and empowering the whole family...
So you can build a foundation for wellness that lasts a lifetime!
THE MISSION: To help families utilize the necessary tools to prioritize the nutrition, wellness and fitness habits of their children (and themselves) to set everyone on a lifelong path of healthy choices.
SUCCESS PATH: I help families who care about instilling healthy habits in their children go from overwhelmed, worried and lost to confident, informed and empowered in laying the building blocks for a lifetime of health and wellness.
On my very first flyers for BFF classes, a long long time ago, the top of the page asked questions something like this:
Do you have trouble getting through to your your kids
about eating healthy foods?
Are you concerned about them getting enough exercise?
From the very beginning of Bright Futures Fitness, I set out to get kids moving in fun ways that would help them fall in love with physical activity and good habits, in the hope they continue for a lifetime. This is why I also sneak in conversations about healthy food, hitting activity goals, getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water (and more) during and after class.
Lately I have been thinking bigger and deeper. I want to spread the message, but also OFFER SUPPORT and SOLUTIONS to as many families as possible and in ways that do not require access to the very few places I can be present at any given time as a solo instructor.
This vision goes beyond teaching some kids about healthy habits for those few weeks at a time. I have long hoped to find a way to serve their families during the times they aren't with me, or even kids I do not get to see in person at all.
Honestly, some of these thoughts over time have been sparked by what comes out of the mouths of babes. Kids tell me they don't like vegetables and won't voluntarily eat very many. They tell me about lots of sugary treats. They tell me they do not exercise much at home because they like video games better. Sorry parents, but your kids talk. (Mine did, too! I feel your pain.) And during class, they sometimes struggle to maintain activity for periods of time.
Other inspiration comes from parents. I hear from them, too...about how their kids are a tough sell on healthy eating. How they like screens and staying inside. How even their little ones have trouble settling their brains to fall asleep after being bombarded with input all day. They ask me about solutions. And they are thrilled for their kids hear about those solutions from someone else, because they think it feels like nagging and the kids aren't always "hearing it" at home.
There is one last inspiration: overweight and obesity rates keep rising, even for kids. And kids who struggle with their weight in significant ways for long periods of time before the age of 18 are more likely to have weight issues (and the accompanying health problems) as adults. It doesn't have to be this way, and you do not need to have this extreme worry to want to do what's best for your kids and teach them good habits along the way. You might simply want to set them up for success, as you do in all areas of life.
Even if you are already worried about your child's habits, it's never too late to help them. Maybe that even means you'd like to get tips for the whole family to change mindsets and behaviors in the home.
And even if your family chooses pretty healthy food already, and you love to exercise together or individually, maybe you would still like more ideas to keep it fun and fresh and appealing!
How about just gaining the benefits of a community of people with similar goals? Our kids are a top priority for all of us, and knowing we aren't alone can be so beneficial.
Please keep in mind: I am not a medical professional. As a fitness coach, I am not providing healthcare, medical, or nutritional therapy services or attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue.
The information provided by Bright Futures Fitness is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. Always seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before undertaking a new health regimen.
Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information you read from Bright Futures Fitness. Do not start or stop any medications without speaking to your medical or mental health provider.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"We love having Dawn’s classes as part of our routine for the past 8 years! She works well with both kids and adults to make things fun and to adapt to your fitness level and needs." -KT
It's HIS activity!
"I have appreciated you so much over the past couple of years! It's so nice to have Bright Futures as an extra curricular activity, that doesn't necessarily have to pertain to athleticism. As much as [he] loves playing sports, he doesn't feel comfortable signing up due to his lack of athletic ability. But to have Bright Futures, where it's HIS sport and HIS extra curricular activity, it really gives him a sense of pride and accomplishment. You do such a great job in giving these kiddos the guidance and confidence to be themselves and learn healthier habits along the way. Thank you for all you do!" -MW
She loves to talk about class!
"When my daughter asked to join Bright Futures Fitness I wasn’t sure what to expect. She now comes home every Monday excited about eating healthy, exercising and talking about all the fun games she played with her friends in the group! Thank you Bright Futures for going into schools and creating such a fun club!" - CM