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Fitness

By early middle school, over 50% of the target youth at BGCS are already considered to be overweight and obese. Obese youth have a higher prevalence of becoming obese teenagers who, are at significant risk of becoming obese adults. People who are overweight are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as: diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, all risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

YES3 program will:

For Parents

Establish a goal
Your child's health and fitness are evaluated twice a year in the YES3 program and they are given a fitness and wellness report cards through Cooper Institute’s FITNESSGRAM. Using a baseline fitness tool is key to helping kids and parents know what their strengths are and where they need improvements. Youth WILL set goals from the results and work with Fitness Professionals and parents to create a realistic action plan. Classes offered exclusively for YES3 include a boot camp type work out for strength and aerobics for endurance.

Encourage Family Participation.
Engaging families to desire a healthier lifestyle is not easy. Plan outings as a family that involve being active: biking, hiking, swimming at the lake, or a family night competing in a Dance Dance Revolution tournament. Be creative, make it fun, and set goals. Need help? Just ask us. Contact: Kelly Dione at (414) 649-2819 or kelly.dione@marquette.edu

For Students

Move every day!
Young people need at least 60 minutes of exercise daily. There is a reason for the NFL60 initiative! Here are some ways to improve their FITNESSGRAM scores and reach their goals

To increase Aerobic Capacity (pacer test number)

To improve muscular strength, endurance

To improve core strength

To improve flexibility

YES Program links

For more information on Marquette University’s YES Program, contact Kelly Dione at (414) 649-2819 or kelly.dione@marquette.edu