Concerned Parents Take The Challenge of Raising Fit Kids

West Springfield, MA (PressExposure) October 02, 2009 -- Former U.S. Marine Sergeant turned youth fitness coach, Stephen Conca, helps take care of a family of three young children alongside his licensed physical therapist wife, Tina. Together they work hard at raising fit kids – kids who willingly eat healthy foods and balance fun activities with plenty of rest.

“Raising fit kids in this fast food, video game centric world is a battle few parents are prepared to fight. With insane weekly schedules divided between work and running errands, parents are over-looking the essentials of promoting good health in their children’s lives. Kids need to eat well and play hard, but most kids don’t get the nourishment or activity or rest they need. In fact, juvenile obesity and the diseases it fosters are alarmingly on the rise,” says Conca.

“The key,” says Conca, “is to be a good role model for your children. Kids imitate the behavior they learn from their parents. If you eat junk food, and don’t get the exercise you need – if your idea of fun and relaxation is to park yourself in front of the computer or video console – then you are setting a poor example for your kids. All parents have good intentions but don’t know how to be a positive role model when it comes to nutrition or physical activity.”

“Many parents lack a formal education focused on health and well-being. I earned an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a graduate degree in Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention. I also am a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level I Certified U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Coach, and a Level 2 Youth Conditioning Coach with the International Youth Conditioning Association,” says Conca.

“My wife, Tina, is a licensed physical therapist, an NCSA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, a certified ergonomic analyst, and a former Division One collegiate softball player. In addition to receiving her Biology/Pre-Med undergraduate degree, she also completed her graduate degree in Physical Therapy. Together we have over 25 years of experience helping children and their parents to lead happier and healthier lives. And now it’s time for us to help other parents,” Conca adds.

After spending decades in health-related fields, both Stephen and Tina Conca have channeled all of their energy on the development of a new program called “Raise Fit Kids”. Focused on promoting children’s health and fitness, the program is delivered online through a series of bi-weekly email lessons, videos and personal one-on-one mentoring.

“The response to the ‘Raise Fit Kids’ program has been amazing, and it gives Tina and I tremendous satisfaction knowing we are making a positive impact on so many families around the country,” says Conca. To learn more about the “Raise Fit Kids” program, visit [http://www.RaiseFitKids.com].

For more information, please contact: Stephen and Tina Conca info@raisefitkids.com

About Raise Fit Kids

Stephen and Tina have been helping families with their children for decades. Stephen has an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a graduate degree in Athletic Development and Injury Prevention from California University of PA. In addition, Stephen earned his Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength & Conditioning association. He also is a Level I Certified U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Coach and a Level 2 Youth Conditioning Specialists with the International Youth Conditioning Association.


Tina, is a licensed physical therapist, an NCSA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, a certified ergonomic analyst, and a former Division One collegiate softball player and multi-sports athlete. In addition to receiving her Biology/Pre-Med undergraduate degree from The College of the Holy Cross, she also completed her graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island.


Stephen & Tina Conca are the creators of [http://www.Raisefitkids.com] a resource for parents in helping them promote a healthy and active lifestyle with their children while building and maintaining a fit family.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 01, 2009 at 8:02 pm
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