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Published on April 25, 2016

Getting FIT Together

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Girl sitting by her trampolineMore and more families are realizing that getting fit can be done as a team. Diana Vasquez, a Pico Rivera resident, attended a three-week Families in it Together (FIT) program with her mother and seven-year-old daughter, Sophia.

After noticing some issues with Sophia’s weight, Diana consulted with her daughter’s Pediatrician’s office. A nurse practitioner recommended PIH Health’s FIT program, which helps parents and kids (ages six to 15) explore ways to increase physical activity and make healthier food choices.

“Our instructor was energetic and insightful, delivering enough information that the children could understand, while also equipping us parents and caregivers like my mom to make impactful changes,” said Diana. “He also provided hands-on demonstrations, cooking tips and recipes. My daughter looked forward to the classes.”

Today, Sophia is more excited than ever to try new foods and activities and has even joined a hip-hop class. She makes better choices for school lunches and after school snacks; she now chooses to take water to school instead of juice.

If you’re interested in learning more about the PIH Health FIT family program, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 81085 or email Upcoming classes are listed below:

PIH Health Whittwood Medical Office Building
15725 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier
Saturdays 6/11 - 6/25, 10 - 11:30 am
Saturdays 9/10 - 9/24, 10 - 11:30 am

Uptown Whittier YMCA
12510 Hadley Street, Whittier
Tuesdays 7/13 - 7/27, 6 - 7:30 pm
(YMCA membership not required)

La Habra Family Resource Center
301 Las Lomas Dr., La Habra
Tuesdays 7/26 - 8/9, 6:30 - 8 pm 

Downey Family YMCA
11531 Downey Ave., Downey
Wednesdays 8/10 - 8/24, 6 - 7:30 pm
(YMCA membership not required)




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