I did want to pass along a note to say what a great 3-weeks Amelia has had at Fitwize so far this summer. Great exposure to a variety of activities (zip-lining is still the super-star event), and the crafts.
I really appreciate the coordi...
Elementary–Ashburn, Cedar Lane, Creighton’s Corner, Discovery*, Dominion Trail, Hillside, Legacy, Madison’s Trust, Mill Run, Moorefield Stations, Newton Lee and Sanders Corner. (*LCPS bus drops off at Fitwize.)
Middle–Brambleton, Eagle Ridge, Farmwell Station and Trailside.
The Fitwize After School Program (ASP) is where academics, fitness, nutrition and fun come together. We provide transportation in our safe, clean, seat-belted vans, driven by experienced, licensed drivers. Our program is available Monday-Friday from the end of the school day until 6:30pm. As an extension to our program, we are open on teacher work days and most holidays.
Our fitness program is coordinated by our ACE, CPR, AED and First Aid certified fitness instructor, and our nutrition program is implemented by our registered dietitian. We hire the best to ensure the highest quality care in the area.
We look forward to rolling out our newest module in the 2018-19 school year: Life Skills classes. We plan to incorporate hands-on, interactive lessons on the following topics: home economics (teaching kids about money and budgeting), safety skills (at home, outside, cyber), general clothing care and maintenance (sewing a button), cooking safety and putting together healthy meals, table and general manners, social skills and interaction with people, time management and goal setting, and coping with emotions and stress.
We are excited to have added in the winter of 2018, our hands-on STEM Activity Center in our homework room. There are several choices of different activities to choose from. STEM is an approach of using critical understanding to explore and engage with the world, then has the capability to change it. It’s a curriculum-based education that includes four disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM integrates these four areas into a learning standard based on real-world applications.
The ASP also provides a healthy snack and is designed to meet the needs and interests of our school-age children.
Our program is comprised of our five pillars of healthy living:
Enrichment Classes & Clubs: Classes and clubs are built to enhance our children’s experience while attending our programs. Our Fall program will include the following:
lndoor Activities & Free Time:
Board and card games, arts and crafts, cup stacking and group fitness activities are provided daily to encourage children to use their teamwork skills, creativity and to challenge themselves. This will help to balance academic and non-academic opportunities as we believe children need time to just be kids.
Outdoor Sport Court:
Our sport court provides kids with the opportunity to play basketball, volleyball, soccer, four square and many other games and activities.
We set Friday aside as a day to participate in special activities, such as science and nutrition activities, cup stacking tournaments, team sport activities, nutrition seminars, back pack program to assist those less fortunate, annual Toys for Tots drive and more!
This year we are happy to implement our INSPIRE Community Service program where we’ll highlight a different theme each month, and offer corresponding activities to coincide with the theme.
Benefits of our program include increased self-esteem; enhanced academic performance; low-intensity, highly-achievable exercise experience; life-long benefits of learning about healthy eating; and new friendships.
For more information and a tour, contact us via email or phone. Come see why our program has been waitlisted since our first full school-year. Feel free to complete our registration form to enroll you child(ren) into our program.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS
Why 60 minutes of daily physical activity and why teach nutrition education? According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 60 minutes of exercise each day, can help maintain health and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.