PopFit Kids is a mobile children’s fitness organization based in New York City where kids learn why It’s Cool to Move. The company’s mission is to get kids excited about physical activity and teach them that that lifelong healthy habits can be fun! Led by a team of certified fitness experts, the PopFit Kids “Fit Five” curriculum - Cardio, Strength, Flexibility, Balance & Endurance - inspires MOVEment while engaging children on the fundamentals of fitness.
With childhood obesity rates on the rise, Mara Wedeck and Maria Chatman founded PopFit Kids in 2014 to help combat the increasingly sedentary behavior of children. As an active mom and huge healthy lifestyle advocate, Mara’s background includes working with sustainable, organic and healthy living companies. Maria, an avid fitness enthusiast, is an experienced consultant and fitness expert having worked with large health and wellness management companies in New York. Their complimentary backgrounds are proving to be a perfect match.
Knowing that an active lifestyle and proper nutrition is essential for physical growth as well as social, emotional, and intellectual development, the power duo has created a unique fitness offering for kids that speaks to both the junior athlete as well as children who are not gravitating towards sports but need a movement outlet.
During a semester long program, children evolve from start to finish; learning more about how their bodies move, building confidence, and increasing self-motivation. Whether three or thirteen, PopFit Kids speaks to all ages starting from early age classes that focuses on muscle coordination and motor-planning skills and ranging into high-energy conditioning and endurance building for the older kids.
Families can enroll in PopFit Kids at a variety of top community centers in New York City, including 14th Street Y, 92nd Street Y, Harlem YMCA, and JCC Manhattan, as well as elite boutique fitness studios such as Exceed Physical Culture. PopFit Kids is also offered in select schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as part of after school and enrichment programming which promotes MOVEment to help kids let off some steam after a long day in the classroom where the atmosphere can sometimes be sedentary. Additionally, PopFit Kids can customize “Family Fit and Fun” workshops as well as plan active and engaging birthday parties filled with a fit-astic twist.
Through partnerships with New York City staple organizations as the Department of Parks & Recreation, Department of Transportation and Union Square Partnership, families can find PopFit Kids in and around the city at various locations and events including “Summer in the Square,’ Riverside Park and Prospect Park for annual summer activities.
PopFit Kids is a proud partner of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Nickelodeon’s Big Help, the Presidents Challenge Advocate Program, and Michelle Obama’s ‘Lets Move’. Most recently, PopFit Kids was honored with a distinguished invitation to perform on stage at the 138th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll which focused on the First Lady’s initiatives to getting kids more active.
For further information, please visit www.PopFitKids.com
PopFit Kids Summer:
PopFit Puts the Fun in Fitness all Summer long with youth fitness classes for all ages.
92nd Y Camp Yomi
JCC Manhattan’s Camp Settoga
14th Street Y
Green Ivy Camps
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