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 â kids who willingly eat healthy foods and balance fun activities with plenty of rest.
âRaising 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 childrenâs lives. Kids need to eat well and play hard, but most kids donât get the nourishment or activity or rest they need. In fact, juvenile obesity and the diseases it fosters are alarmingly on the rise,â says Conca.
âThe key,â says Conca, âis to be a good role model for your children. Kids imitate the behavior they learn from their parents. If you eat junk food, and donât get the exercise you need â if your idea of fun and relaxation is to park yourself in front of the computer or video console â then you are setting a poor example for your kids. All parents have good intentions but donât know how to be a positive role model when it comes to nutrition or physical activity.â
âMany 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,â says Conca.
âMy 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 itâs time for us to help other parents,â 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 âRaise Fit Kidsâ. Focused on promoting childrenâs health and fitness, the program is delivered online through a series of bi-weekly email lessons, videos and personal one-on-one mentoring.
âThe response to the âRaise Fit Kidsâ 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,â says Conca. To learn more about the âRaise Fit Kidsâ program, visit [http://www.RaiseFitKids.com].
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