Parent Fitness Program

by Barbara Cox | Apr 02, 2013
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Summary:

The health of many parents of children in youth sports suffers while they sacrifice their own workout time to drive their kids to practice and games and sit idly while waiting. I propose that St. Paul Parks and Rec with Ramsey County connect parents with fitness opportunities while their kids do sports. For example, while children practice hockey at the ice arena 7 nights a week the arena's fitness center remains locked. By allowing parents to use that facility (with a waiver and/or with a small fee) they could get fit while their kids get fit. Parents that sign up online for soccer at a rec center could be directed to the fitness activities for adults happening at the same time at that rec center. If a fitness center was not on site, parents could sign up for a group session with a personal trainer on site. The trainer would only be hired if a critical mass showed interest.

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Parent Fitness Program

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The health of many parents of children in youth sports suffers while they sacrifice their own workout time to drive their kids to practice and games and sit idly while waiting. I propose that St. Paul Parks and Rec with Ramsey County connect parents with fitness opportunities while their kids do sports. For example, while children practice hockey at the ice arena 7 nights a week the arena's fitness center remains locked. By allowing parents to use that facility (with a waiver and/or with a small fee) they could get fit while their kids get fit. Parents that sign up online for soccer at a rec center could be directed to the fitness activities for adults happening at the same time at that rec center. If a fitness center was not on site, parents could sign up for a group session with a personal trainer on site. The trainer would only be hired if a critical mass showed interest.

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make fitness programs accessible to busy parents.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

increase physical health and well being of St. Paul residents.

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fitness facilities already exist in many city and county buildings where youth sports are held.

cvczv zv said: This program is also another way to take care of our health. - YOR Health about this Competition Entry. - 2567 days ago read more >

Barbara Cox submitted this idea. - 2846 days ago