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 receives a grant from We Are All Brooklyn Leading By Giving Committee

Live Light Live Right is honored for being the recipient of the We Are All Brooklyn Leading By Giving Committee’s 2015 grant.

The We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship closing ceremony was on June 16, 2015 at 6:30pm. The ceremony was held at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay School of Criminal Justice, CUNI, located at 860 West 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

Their support of the Live Light Live Right program was special to us because of the commitment we all have to the community of Brooklyn.

Live Light Live Right Summer Bike Program


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.

LLLR Bike Club Flyer 2015

Efficacy and Sustainability Evaluation of PATH, a Childhood Obesity Program

In NYC, over 20% of elementary school aged children are obese, but the burden is greater in populations of color and economically disadvantaged areas of NYC. We propose a pilot study to evaluate a 6-week intensive lifestyle modification program designed for parents of obese children (5-12 years of age), called Parents as Teachers and Healers (PATH). PATH is a novel pilot program of Live Light Live Right (LLLR), a comprehensive childhood obesity management program serving North Central Brooklyn since 2003. LLLR offers a multi-level, integrated care model with four key components: medical screening/treatment, nutrition education, behavioral counseling, and referral to supervised physical fitness. Continue reading →

Hoops for Health Fathers’ Basketball Event

Live Light Live Right is supporting and participating in the Hoops for Health Fathers’ Basketball Event on June 20, 2015 at 10:00am-4:00pm at the Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11212.  It is being sponsored by Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone and Partners,  Partially funded by the W.K.Kellogg Foundation.  You can register for the event here.

You may download this flyer for more information:

Hoops for Health Fathers’ Basketball Event Online Registration

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


Alisha Rappaport, Live Light Live Right

Katherine Kostreva, Knockout Obesity

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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Live Light Live Right Holiday Party


Live Light Live Right was able to give the best holiday party On December 12, 2014 to our participants thanks to the generosity of Teresa Tsai, President and Chief Executive Officer at Interventure and Robin Hood Foundation.

Our party was held at our CAMBA Beacon 166 program location. The Live Light Live Right trainers worked tirelessly with our participants to choreograph several dances for the children to perform for all of our guests. Our own Chef Nico catered the food, which was both delicious and nutritious.

Santa made a visit and surprised many of our children with presents from their wish list. We were grateful many of our partners were there to help us celebrate with our children and their families. It was a great event.

Live Light Live Right Kids Bike Ride Club


It’s hard to believe that summer is finally here. We are starting the 2015 Kids Ride Club and are looking for kids to join us.

In 2014 we started our Kids Ride Club with our partners Bike NY and it was a huge success. Our process is to teach children and their families to ride safely, have fun and get great exercise. The rides are mapped out in a way the the children are able to explore our great city and have new adventures.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact us at 718-240-8125.

“Knocking Out Obesity”

Youth from the Live Light Live Right program participated in a Knockout Obesity demonstration at Brownsville Recreation Center. Now, the two non-profits have set in motion a year-long health initiative to start March 3, 2015.
Youth from the Live Light Live Right program participated in a Knockout Obesity demonstration at Brownsville Recreation Center. Now, the two non-profits have set in motion a year-long health initiative to start March 3, 2015.

On February 24th, 2015 we will start our new spring 2015 boxing program with Knockout Obesity. It will be held at our partner location, CAMBA Beacon166. We are excited for this new venture. The program will be twice a week for one-hour. The model is 50 minutes of exercise and 10 minutes of nutrition counseling.

The “KO Program” was established in 2013 by Dimitri Verteouris, Founder and Executive Director, and is dedicated to helping children develop physical fitness and nutrition habits that will promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity. The synergy between are programs makes for a wonderful partnership. We look forward to “knocking out” obesity with them.

If you are interested in learning more about our program please contact us at 718-240-8125.

What is Insulin resistance and how does it contribute to obesity?

Sarita Dhuper, MD, FACC, Founder and Executive Director, Live Light Live Right

Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas by a group of cells called Beta cells. When we eat carbohydrates—sugars and starches found in many foods they finally convert into glucose that enters the bloodstream. With the help of insulin, cells throughout the body absorb glucose and use it for energy. Insulin helps muscle, fat, and liver cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream, lowering blood glucose levels and when there is excess it stores it in the form of glycogen in the liver.

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