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19 Jul 2013

Back to School Blast with the Tampa Yankees!

No Comments Active Kids, Deal, Fit Kids, Free, Partners, Play, Push Away The Screen, Sports, Tampa, Tampa Bay

Tampa, Fla. – The Tampa Yankees will host their annual “Back to School Blast” on Friday, July 26th. The event will feature a face painter, bounce house and various other kids’ games, with a variety of prizes available for kids and parents who are seeking a fun night together before school resumes. In addition to the festivities, there will be a post game fireworks display sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Tampa Yankees game against the Port Charlotte Stone Crabs at 7:00 p.m.

The first 250 children, 14 years old and under, will receive a Tampa Yankees themed back pack with school supplies upon entry to George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Fans are encouraged to bring any school supplies, books, or non-perishable items to donate to Metropolitan Ministries. Fans that make a donation will receive a free general admission ticket to the game. Tickets start at just $4 per person. Group rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased at the George M. Steinbrenner Field box office.

The Tampa Yankees are the Single-A Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees. For more information on the Tampa Yankees visit www.tybaseball.com or call (813) 673-3055.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
It has been reposted from the Tampa Yankees official web page.

02 Jul 2013

Fit Kids Playground Moves Inside Glazer Children’s Museum for July’s Playin In The Park!

No Comments Active Kids, Childhood Obesity, Fit Kids, Free, Healthy Events, Play, Push Away The Screen, Sports, Tampa, Tampa Bay

We are excited to announce that for our July 2, 2013 event of our Playin’ In The Park, we will be hosted by the Glazer Children’s Museum on the 3rd floor! The rain won’t keep our fit kids at home for long!

Come out and play at the Glazer Children’s Museum on this Target Tuesday, July 2nd, where admission is FREE! Enjoy all that the Glazer Children’s Museum has to offer and then pop up to the 3rd floor and come play with Fit Kids Playground! We will have our usual Fit Kids activities (at least the ones we can fit in doors) and a special guest: Radio Disney! Thanks to Kid Care, Radio Disney will join us from 2pm-5pm with games and activities for all! As always, we will have Whole Foods with healthy snacks, Humana with free water, frisbees, jump ropes and balls as well as a GoGo squeeZ applesauce snack for all attendees!

Please visit our Playin In The Park page for all details on the event!

In addition to our move inside, we will be canceling the Fit Kids Unplugged Fun Run. (We will be offering FULL refunds to all those who registered. You will be contacted via e-mail for your refund.)

We can’t thank the Glazer Children’s Museum for making our rainy day into a day filled with sunshine for all!

28 Jun 2013

Radio Disney is coming to Fit Kids Playground thanks to Florida KidCare!

No Comments Active Kids, Fit Kids, Healthy Eating, Healthy Events, Push Away The Screen, Tampa, Tampa Bay

As kids head back to school, having the right supplies can help them be great students. That’s why parents need to add health care coverage to their child’s back to school list. Having health care coverage can help children be healthier and present at school, be more attentive, and do their best to succeed. And Florida KidCare can help provide free or very low cost health insurance for your child. Stop by and speak to the folks at the Florida KidCare table for more information.

Radio Disney will be with them to provide healthy games and activities for your kids while you find out how you can apply, or even get assistance starting an application right then! Just look for the big Mickey balloon and all the Radio Disney fun and come learn more about the health insurance option that is available for your children.

22 Jun 2013

Free Play RULES!!!

No Comments Active Kids, Fit Kids, Healthy Eating, Healthy Events, Lessons, National, Play, Push Away The Screen

GoGo squeeZ, the makers of the world’s most AMAZING applesauce (our opinion, but the honest truth), has announce a new campaign where they want more American’s to go play and be playful…we could not agree more. According to a study that GoGo squeeZ had conducted through Wakefield Research with 1,000 families, they were on a quest to learn about the state of playfulness in American families. The statistic that most resonates with us here at Fit Kids Playground, is that 87% of parents believe that children don’t get enough free play. As parents ourselves, we couldn’t agree more.

We LOVE the GoGo squeeZ “Wherever You Go, Go Playfully” campaign that is simply getting people to find more ways to be playful.

Ameila Prieto and Mia Langford being playful with their favorite snack after soccer practice.

They have also teamed up with playful partner Life is good to help kids find ways to be more playful. Share their videos and make a promise to be more playful by using #gogoplayfully, and they’ll donate $1 to the Life is good® Playmakers.

And if you happen to be around the country this summer you just might see their mobile playground! Kids can play on the mobile playground, which includes a rock climbing wall, a slide, indoor/outdoor play areas, games such as Giant Jenga and Twister, ben bag tosses, and more. And of course, there will be plenty of GoGo squeeZ to snack on! How fun!!

Keep up the good work GoGo squeeZ and we will keep supporting the mission of play here in Tampa Bay! Come try GoGo squeeZ at all Fit Kids Playground Playin’ In The Park events! And then go play!

01 Jan 2013

Run Away With The Circus!

5 Comments Active Kids, Fit Kids, Free, Giveaways, Push Away The Screen, Review, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Uncategorized

Our first PUSH AWAY THE SCREEN GIVEAWAY of 2013 will be a 4 pack of tickets to the BUILT TO AMAZE Ringling Brothers and Barum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, January 6 at 5pm. The circus here in Tampa during their 4 day of shows, January 3-6 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tickets are available at any Ticketmaster outlet, the Tampa Bay Times Forum Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000. Read Below about how to enter!

Special Offer For Fit Kids Readers!

Get a Family Value Pack for just $88.00. This includes 4 $15 tickets, 4 small lemonades, 4 small popcorns, and 4 lollipops. This offer is valid for any performance except those on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the Tampa Bay Times Forum ticket office or ticketmaster.com using code FAMDEAL.

I have always loved the circus. Everything about it was fun. My Dad always took us and we made the most of the day! Also, back in Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to visit Barnum, WI and actually be a part of the circus for a day! I told my Mom, I wanted to runaway with the circus…but I think she called my bluff as I had no clear talents to allow me to do that. But what if I did? Would she have let me?

At the BUILT TO AMAZE Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Media Day event last week, I got a chance to see what behind the scenes circus people were really like. I think the public has a skewed perception of what “running away with the circus” is really like. Yes, first you must have a true talent to be a part of the show, but you also have to be a super dedicated, hard working individual who is passionate about performing and what your role is in the circus. I was so impressed with everyone whom I spoke with that it got me thinking about sometime else…

Let’s discuss the importance of parents fostering a love of an activity in our children that might one day allow them the opportunity to run away with the circus. I look at my daughter, Mia, who is 7 and is a member of the Tampa Gym and Dance Gymnastics team. She spends over 8 hours a week practicing. She is also beginning to learn the importance of healthy eating too. She is dedicated (yes, even at an early age) and she is willing to practice hard so that she can get better at what she does. I hope she will be inspired to always have a love for doing this fun activity and will also lead her to living ahealthy lifestyle too.

Above, I am pictured above with Elliana Grace, the 20 year old human cannonball…yes, that is what I said, THE HUMAN CANNONBALL. That was how she introduced her self. She was so impressive, that all I could think about when we were talking was that THIS could be Mia in 13 years!

I learned that she had grown up in the circus, literally. Her mother ran a circus in St. Louis and before she could remember, she was doing ariel gymnastics, horseback riding and lots of tumbling! Excited about having the opportunity to travel around the USA and Canada and Mexico by train, doing something she lows. That was the key. You could see it in her eyes. She enjoyed this whole experience- from living on a train to seeing the country to meeting new people! And, this was her first time ever being shot out of a cannon in front of an audience!

We talked for a while l offer about how important good physical health is to be a part of this team. She eats healthy and has a practice routine that is her full time job. It’s impressive that she, at 20, has found something she loves and is willing to peruse it as a career.

I hope that we all can foster a love of an activity in our children’s early years for them to be as passionate as Elliana is about what she is doing. It started when she was young. It always starts young. Good habits start young. Healthy habits start young. A little bit at a time.

Being that today is January 1st, and New Year’s resolutions are among us, I would like to hear what you all will be doing to foster healthy fit kids in your families this year! Will you try a new sport? Will you do an activity WITH your kids? Will you give them the opportunity to try something new that THEY want to try? Anything to get our kids off the couch and to push away the screen!! Once kids find something they enjoy doing, it’s hard to pry them away from doing it.

Our first PUSH AWAY THE SCREEN GIVEAWAY of 2013 will be a 4 pack of tickets to the BUILT TO AMAZE Ringling Brothers and Barum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, January 6 at 5pm. The circus here in Tampa during their 4 day of shows, January 3-6 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tickets are available at any Ticketmaster outlet, the Tampa Bay Times Forum Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000.

As always, arrive one hour early to meet our performers, try on costumes and learn circus skills at the All Access Pre-show – FREE to all ticket holders!

To Enter the Push Away The Screen Giveaway:

1. Leave a comment on this post about how you will foster healthy fit kids in your family this year.
3. Based on you comment number, a random number will be chosen via Random.org to determine the winner.
4. Winner will be notified via e-mail and tickets will be left at the Tampa Bay Times Box Office under winners name. It will be the winners responsibility to pick up the tickets from the Tampa Bay Times Box office.
5. Contest ends at 5pm EST Saturday, January 5, 2013.

Tickets have been provided to me in compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

The Push Away the Screen Giveaway a part of the Fit Kids Playground commitment to healthy kids and active lifestyles. We are a part of the We Can! Program that promotes eating healthier, moving more and pushing away the screen.

A few cool things from BUILT TO AMAZE Ringling Brothers and Barum & Bailey Circus:

Baby’s First Circus

Get a Family Value Pack for just $88.00. This includes 4 $15 tickets, 4 small lemonades, 4 small popcorns, and 4 lollipops. This offer is valid for any performance except those on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the Tampa Bay Times Forum ticket office or ticketmaster.com using code FAMDEAL.

**UPDATE**January 10, 2013**


We wanted to announce that Marissa Stratton was our winner of the Ringling Circus tickets! We loved hearing all the ways your family is staying healthy! Keep it up and stay tuned for more PUSH AWAY THE SCREEN giveaways!