April 5, 2008, was the 16th
Healthy Kids Day
Fall River YMCA
opened its doors for a free, fun-filled day of activities designed to
promote healthy kids and families. "We invite everyone in to try out what we
have to offer," noted staff member
Mike Mahoney. "This
year, Zumba is really popular," he added.
Other events included face painting, rock wall climbing,
basketball and yoga. Launching this year on April 12, 2008, is
Home, a program to help families in any community incorporate
healthier habits at home. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is also part of
Activate America®, an
innovative public health initiative of the YMCA movement that is making
healthy living a reality for millions of Americans. The Fall River Y runs a variety of programs six days a week in their
downtown location, each of which promote a healthy body, mind
and spirit. Click
here to see last year's event. For more information about programs
at the Fall River Y, call 508-675-7841 or click
see a schedule.
(Top row, left) Fitness instructor Kristy Tripp helps eight-year-old Hunter Javier try his hand at rock wall climbing as his five-year-old brother Matthew waits with his mother. (Middle row) Ten-year-old twins Kelsey and Allison Pereira try out some Zumba dance moves with their mother, Tracy, as Fitness Instructor Tabitha Genvreau leads the group. (Bottom row, left) Seven-year-old Alek Pelletier has his face painted by Preschool Play Group Instructor Alex Cormier. (Bottom row, center) While Even Start Coordinator Angela Bofi assists a visitor, Lisa and Xavier Darby wait while their mother fills out a raffle ticket. (Bottom row, right) Two-year-old Christopher Dozois gets to shoot some baskets while his mother, Elizabeth, of Fall River, holds him up.
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