Shape Up US provides teachers, children, parents and communities at large with educational tools to create healthy, lifelong habits to improve their overall wellness. With a focus on cardiovascular health, physical exercise, nutrition, and mental and emotional well-being, we accomplish our mission of building healthy futures for our children through a three-pronged approach of AWARENESS! EDUCATION! ACTION!
Shape Up Us Health and Wellness Expos are leading a national movement to improve the health of our communities by stemming the tide of heart disease and obesity by educating communities on healthy eating and living. Shape Up Us expos have been hosted in dozens of cities throughout the nation going back to 2009. Each Health & Wellness Expo is designed to promote mind and body wellness, create awareness and educate the public about the prevention of heart disease, all while providing a day of fun for the entire family. As a featured attraction at the expos, Shape Up Us has partnered with Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course throughout the US. They are for youth ages 5-17. Participants will run, jump, crawl, climb, and swing for approximately 1mile through signature obstacles.
The leading cause of health care problems is children growing up without love but with the opposite; indifference, rejection and abuse. When children know you care and that they are worth loving they begin to love and care for themselves and not seek revenge and self-destruction. When they feel inspired they are open to learning and using the information available to them regarding healthy living both physically and emotionally. Jyl Steinback’s program can accomplish this and provide every child with what they need to live a healthy and joyful life. When you live in your heart magic happens and when your heart makes up your mind life becomes an empowering and joyful experience from which everyone benefits. ~Bernie Siegel, MD
Shape Up US is AWESOME. Hopefully one day, each and every human being (soul) will get that it’s truly about developing good habits and healing from the inside out. It affects everything, how we treat ourselves, others – how we handle or don’t handle our emotions…The true mission appears (to me, and I could be mistaken) much, much deeper than what most see on the outside. Keep up the great work! Be Well, Chad Lakridis