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Success By 6 Family Friendly Gym Challenge

  • Recent UBC studies show 1 in 3 Campbell River children is not ready to succeed in school by age 6
  • Local data shows 16 % of our children are vulnerable in Physical Health and Well Being (eg. motor development, establish handedness)

Bikram Yoga Campbell River and Stereo Fitness both heard the message and took on the Family Friendly Gym challenge organized by Success By 6. Research shows that the vulnerability rate in the physical and health domain is on the rise in children in Campbell River and Success By 6 is working on decreasing it.  Over the past year we have been sponsoring free family swims in partnership with Strathcona Gardens and sponsor the Family Gym on Friday mornings at the Sportsplex.

  • Data indicates that children who watch more than 2 hours of screen time (TV, computer, video games) per day have double the incidence of over-weight and obesity when compared to children who watch less than 1 hour per day
  • Research indicates that children’s early experiences have far reaching and lifelong effects on the development of their brains and behavior

A HUGE Thank you to Stereo Fitness for a very successful fundraiser for Success By 6 on Saturday November 3.  Approximately $600 was raised and earlier in October Bikram Yoga Campbell River raised $210 through their drop-in yoga morning and a lemonade stand.  All funds will go towards free healthy early learning programs in Campbell River for the children in our community.

Thank you both for participating in the Family Friendly Gym Challenge and helping to raise funds for children in our community. It takes a community to raise a child.

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Photos courtesy of Parks and Recreation, City of Campbell River

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