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Head Start Father Makes Family Fitness Fun


Children at the Child Development Center Head Start (CDC) received a pint-sized work out from My Time Fitness owner and trainer, John Ball as part of Head Start’s Parent Engagement and Wellness initiative. Children and their teachers were pumped up and enthusiastically moving and shaking along with the music as Ball led them through cycles of energy burning and smile inducing calisthenics and muscle builders.

“This is a fantastic experience,” says Ball. “I love seeing them so excited and motivated - they’ve even got me sweating!” Head Start’s monthly wellness initiative features fun family activities that promote healthy lifestyles and provide parents the opportunity to exercise alongside their children.

“Twenty minutes a day is all your body needs,” says Ball “It can be anything from throwing the ball around to playing tag or taking a walk. At my gym we even have family boot camps so you and your child can work out together. We even have a nursery so there’s nothing preventing you, because I believe in family fitness, kids need to see their parents being active.”

Other than fitness, Ball, a Head Start parent volunteer and proud father of a 4 year-old son, is passionate about being an involved father and avid supporter of positive male role modeling, “Mothers are a blessing in a child’s life, but the role of fathers cannot be underestimated or mitigated,” says Ball. “I spend a lot of time with my son. Communicating, asking and answering questions, doing this together we’re buddies.”

My Time Fitness is located at 12770 Edgemere Blvd, Bldg H. El Paso, TX 79938. John Ball can be reached at johnball@mytimefitnessh.com.

To find out more about Head Start Family Wellness Activities, or to become a Community Partner in these events contact your child’s Head Start Center or David Herrera at dherrera@esc19hs.net.





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