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'Kids on Track' offers steps toward fitness

January 30, 2018

young children happy with their arms in the airUHS is presenting two programs as part of the "Kids on Track" effort that will help get your youngsters into the regular exercise habit.

At the mall

Looking for something to do with your children to avoid the winter blahs?

Join the UHS Stay Healthy Kids’ Wellness Program for "Kids on Track," a guided walk through Oakdale Mall every Sunday in February and March.

The walks are held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., so gather the whole family, wear comfortable sneakers and step out for a quick, interesting way to get in shape.

Kids on Track is a free, fun way to inspire your youngsters to make exercise part of their routine.

To join the guided walk, meet inside the mall, northeast corner, Reynolds Road side, at the UHS Stay Healthy Center next to Tuxedo Junction.

Warm-ups, cool-downs and light group exercises are included along the way.

Just show up. Better yet, sign up ahead of time by contacting Megan Farmer of Stay Healthy Kids at megan.farmer@nyuhs.org or 763-6722.

At the Coal House

The Kids on Track fitness program is brought to you by UHS Stay Healthy Kids and the Vestal Coal House. Kids on Track is a walking, running and wellness program for the youth of our community.

The spring session takes place at the Coal House every Sunday, at 2 p.m., from April 15 through June 3. This event is for children ages 5 to 15.

The entire eight-week program is just $10 and includes a Kids on Track shirt. It will be conducted by the Vestal Coal House and Confluence Running.

There will be guided walking and running, relay races, mile trackers, wellness discussions, giveaways and free post-workout smoothies and snacks.

Charms will be awarded for cumulative milestone markers: 5, 10, 15, 20 and a grand prize for all who reach the marathon level of 26.2 miles over the eight weeks. Prizes for relay winners will be awarded as well.

Registration is open at KidsOnRightTrack.Eventbrite.com. If you have questions, call 221-3727.