Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cheers and THANK YOU to our Program & Mentor Coordinator Aaron Perezfor taking on the The Rungevity Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon, today,Sunday October 19, 2014

Aaron Perez, from Chicago, IL is in his final stretch of school before he will graduate with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University.  He has been with AFK for a year assisting as Lead Student Support Trainer.  

Aside from being a grad student in a PT program, he is also a fitness enthusiast with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and holds the title as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA). Outside of his studies, he works as a Personal Trainer at SLU's Simon Rec Center in addition to helping a local family care for a teenage boy with cerebral palsy.

Aaron has the type of well rounded experience working with individuals of all abilities that is pertinent to the success of our team and we are grateful to have his support and enthusiasm.

As a PT student, he has adopted A FIT KID as a final class project and taken over the role of implementing materials from the President's Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition into our existing program.  He is dedicating his efforts both on campus and off to helping our program--and ultimately the kids we seek to help--succeed.  

He has created a fundraising page for this effort and the funds he raises are going to help us produce our upcoming events: A FITNESS CLINIC which takes place at THE HEIGHTS on Monday November 10 from 5 pm to 7 pm and also our next session of A FIT KID Session VII.V which is an abbreviated version of our regular session to help kids end the year on the right foot health wise.  Session VII.V will be at THE HEIGHTS on Mondays from 5 pm to 6 pm and run November 17 - December 8.  For more info email

In the meantime, here is a link to his fundraising page if you want to show your support and help us produce these events too.

Aaron is running in the right marathon because this guy is truly a ROCKSTAR!!!  Thank you SO MUCH Aaron!  We love you!!

And thank YOU reader of this post and especially those who contribute to our growth and success.  With your help we are truly Helping Kids Together!!  

Amy & Mia  

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Up Next: A Fitness Clinic @ THE HEIGHTS on Monday November 10th 5 pm to 7 pm

Parents:  Want to know what HKT and A FIT KID are all about?
Student support staff from Saint Louis University 's
Physical Therapy Program.

Want to get your kids on track with an eating and exercise routine?

Join us for health, fitness and nutrition presentations and demonstrations from some of St. Louis' leaders in the field.

Get an Explanation:  Find out what Helping Kids Together and A FIT KID are.

Meet the Team:  Presentations by some of St. Louis' leading health and fitness experts and scholars on the importance of activity, exercise and eating right.

Program Demonstration:
Our team will be on hand to demonstrate proper form and
modifications to basic exercises.

Fitness Evaluations:
For kids ages 8 - 15.
Is Space Sponsor for A FIT KID
We thank them for their support.
Kids get a free fitness baseline to establish their current ability and stamina.  Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Athletic attire is recommended for baseline testing and fitness evaluations.

Registration for our upcoming Session VII.V of A FIT KID, a four week express session focusing on establishing proper form and routine.