fitness

Annual Live Light Live Right Holiday Party

Live Light Live Right celebrated our Annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Party at CAMBA. We have a great deal to celebrate this year, many success in our program. Our families and participants shared their moving stories of struggles and accomplishments with all of the individuals that attended the party. The delicious healthy food was provided by our new chef Jimmy with the assistance of our Senior Nutritionist Judy Marshel. The Live Light Live Right staff trainers kept the children busy with dancing, obstacle courses and word games. It was a wonderful party and we were grateful to Robin Hood Foundation for their continued support, CAMBA for providing us with wonderful space, as well as Empire State Realty Trust for their employees generation donation of gifts.

Live Light Live Right Participates in Creating Healthy Places and Healthy Schools Brooklyn

The Creating Healthy Places and Healthy Schools Brooklyn successes included over 28 miles of bike lanes painted, improving the number of healthy offerings in over 100  grocery stores and bodegas, supporting the growth and sustainability of 6 community farmers markets, the establishment of local school wellness policy in 32 schools reaching over 20,000 students, and more.

On January 6, 2016 at we will be joining the leadership team to recognize the collective achievements and impact that our efforts have made within our community.

Success Story: The Edwards Family Story

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The Edwards family has been with Live Light Live Right for the past 8 years, they have two girls 16 years old and one son, 8 years old. Mom has had her own struggles with weight and had bariatric surgery several years ago. That is what makes this even more personal for her, she stated, “She does not want her kids to go through what she has gone through herself.” They all feel that Live Light Live Right has made them more conscious about what they should be eating and how to have more balanced meals. The children have been able to build up their confidence and find friends that understand their struggles.

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Celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness

Live Light Live Right is celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  We want to showcase some of the wonderful events our children take place in to promote healthy living, such as trips to the Farmers Market, learning how to buy healthy groceries at Western Beef, and the importance of fitness.  To learn more about the award-winning work that we do at Live Light Live Right, please call 718-240-8125.

Live Light Live Right partners with Crunch Fitness for our Summer Fitness Challenge

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Press Release

Fighting Obesity One Child At A Time, Because Nothing Should Weigh a Child Down.

Brooklyn, NY (September 9, 2015) Live Light Live Right (LLLR) partnered with Crunch Fitness, the Crown Heights location in Brooklyn, for the Summer Fitness Challenge. Crunch Fitness incorporated their “Sweat School” into the exercise portion of LLLR’s fitness program. Crunch Fitness has sweat school classes at other NYC locations as well including Crunch W83rd Street. The Sweat School is a one–hour class taught by a group fitness instructor at Crunch, Kelley Green, that included; circuit training, a class called POUND®, obstacles course, running and lots of fun fitness activities. “We created Sweat School to show kids that fitness can be fun so that they can establish a healthy relationship with fitness that they can carry with them through their lives,” says Christina DeGuardi, SVP of Marketing, and Branding & Communications at CRUNCH.

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Job Opportunity: Basketball Coach and Personal Trainers

Live Light Live Right is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic basketball coach and personal trainers to work with the children in our program.  We are looking for individuals that bring great energy and new ideas to our fitness program.  If you think that this is a position that you are interested in please contact us at alisha@livelight.org.

BRC Back to School – Back Pack Drive

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On Saturday, August 15, 2015 The Brownsville Recreation Center had their annual Back to School-Back Pack Drive. This was a fun and exciting event with activities that included, a fitness station, game station,  hula hoop station, DJ, a dance contest with refreshments for all to enjoy. In keeping in line with the mission of fitness, over 5000 pencils were spread out across the entire field and once the children received their back packs, they were allowed to race across the field and pick up as many pencils as they possibly could and place them inside of their brand new colorful back packs. The Live Light Live Right program was able to sponsor this event and every child in attendance received a back pack with school supplies, such as note books, folders, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners and reading books for school.

We are proud partners with the Brownsville Recreation Center and all the work that they do to help the children and their families of the Brownsville community.

Live Light Live Right partners with Crunch Fitness for our Summer Fitness Challenge

Live Light Live Right has partnered with Crunch Fitness, the Crown Heights location in Brooklyn, for our Summer Fitness Challenge. Crunch Fitness has incorporated their “Sweat School” into the exercise portion of our fitness program. The Sweat School is a one–hour class taught by a Crunch Fitness personal trainer that includes; circuit training, pound, obstacles course, running and lots of fun fitness activities. Our LLLR children are participating in this program twice a week, in addition to working with our trainer, Ebony, in the park playing basketball and running. The children are enjoying the program at Crunch Fitness and are looking forward to it every week. Live Light Live Right hopes to continue our relationship with Crunch Fitness and create a long-term program with them to work together to fight childhood obesity.

Live Light Live Right Summer Bike Program

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July 25th and it will run through August 29th from 9:30am to 11:30am. We will leave on out biking adventure from CAMBA Beacon, corner of Linden Blvd & Van Siclen Ave (Bus B83 and Subway 3 to Van Siclen and a 4 block walk to our location)

This is a free program from our children. We will:

  • Master Bike Safety Skill
  • Take group bike rides to discover the neighborhood
  • Learn teamwork with other cyclists
  • Bikes, Helmuts, trained leaders and FUN is all provided.

We want to thank our partner Bike NY for working with us to make this happen. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing program. Please call us at 718-240-8125.

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Summer Clean Your Diet

Summer has arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop of fresh produce. It is a good time to “summer clean” your diet and start introducing the summertime fruits and veggies that incorporate the jewels of summer.

If you are tired of apples, bananas and root vegetables, there are some nice summer produce choices readily available. Brightly-colored produce making more of an appearance at our grocery stores or farmer’s markets include apricots, strawberries, asparagus, cherries and more. The more colorful the fruit or vegetable, the more vitamins and minerals it has.

Check out what local produce is in season by using the following link.

In-season produce reaps the most nutritional value so here’s what to look for in the produce aisle or at the local farmers’ market.

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12th Annual bodysculpt of New York, Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo

On Saturday, June 27th from 10:00am-4:00pm there will be a free fitness & sports expo at Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.

There will be many sports clinics available and special guest Rashad Jennings, NY Giants Running Back.  It will be a fun day for all.  If you would like more information please visit bodysculpt of New York’s website.

Live Light Live Right will have a table with food demonstrations and tastings.  We hope to see you there.

KO OBESITY & LIVE LIGHT LIVE RIGHT TEAM UP FOR YEAR LONG HEALTH INITIATIVE Fitness & Nutrition Classes to Fight Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Alisha Rappaport, Live Light Live Right
516-984-6865
alisha@livelight.org

Katherine Kostreva, Knockout Obesity
727-492-6421
Katherine@onpointpublishing.com

BROOKLYN, NY (April 15, 2015) — Childhood obesity has steadily increased over the years, becoming a major health crisis that has more than doubled in children since the 1970s. Children living in NYC’s most vulnerable communities face obstacles that hinder healthy and active lifestyles. High crime rates, shortages of open spaces, scaled back physical education programs in public schools, and an increased focus on standardized testing contribute to childhood obesity.

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