Free Healthy Family Fun
Starting March of 2014
Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown tampa
Get involved for the 2014 season!
WHAT Fit Kids Playground has created a free signature event entitled “Playin’ In The Park”. The mission of this program is to help children ages 1 to 13 become more aware of a variety of different activities that they can do for exercise, thus encouraging them to become more physically active! Childhood obesity effects up to one in every five children in the United States with behavioral factors such as lack of exercise and unhealthy eating patterns as two of the most common causes of the childhood obesity epidemic. With a wide-variety of physical activities for children to demo and healthy snacks available to sample, Fit Kids Playground’s “Playin’ In The Park” is the perfect place to help Tampa Bay children and parents learn more about the We Can! messages of increasing physical activity and improving food choices.
Fit Kids Playground launched “Playin In The Park” in 2008 and is celebrating it’s 5th year in Tampa Bay during 2014. During the course of it’s continued community involvement, Fit Kids Playground is a program that has reached over 100,000 parents and families through events, community outreach, educational parenting classes and speaking engagements. Our online impressions reach millions each year and we continue to grow through the support of our community and with businesses and organizations that continue to partner with us for the greater good of the community and ultimately the health of our children that we hope to improve through awareness.
WHEN “Playin’ In The Park” will be a FREE event every first Tuesday of the month from March through August, held in Downtown Tampa’s, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Each month, we will be featuring lots of new activities and guests! We will offer new fun activities for kids because we know that keeping kids active is important and having fun doing this is even MORE important. Hula Hoops, jump ropes, bubbles and balls will be available for all kids to play with and enjoy! As always, Harbour Island Athletic Club will be our official activity sponsor.
Fit Kids New Partner Spotlight
We are currently planning our 2014 season and if you are interested in participating in our events, please contact us directly for a sponsor packet! We hope many of you will join us for our 5th season! Each year we reach over 20,000 parents and children in the Tampa Bay area through our network of events and community outreach that the Fit Kids Playground program participates in. (Media kits are available upon request.)
Fit Kids Spotlight Community Partner
We thank Humana for thier 2013 Fit Kids Playground sponsrship! Each month during the 2013 season, Humana donated jump ropes, frisbees along with water to keep all the fit kids active and hydrated! We are thankful for their support to make kids and families healthy in Tampa Bay! We look forward to working with them in 2014!
Radio Disney in July
We welcomed Radio Disney at our July Fit Kids Playground! Thank you to KidCare for their support and sponsorship of Radio Disney! We are glad to continue to support KidCare and their mission to help provide insurance to kids and families all over Florida.
Zumba for Kids!
We are partnering with Enliven Wellness to bring Kids Zumba to park in 2014! Join us in this free activity next season during our regularly scheduled event times! Kids Zumba will be held near the Fit Kids Playground Main Stage.
Fit Kids Fun Bags
Find our Fit Kids Fun Bags at the Fit Kids Playground tent to get one of the 300 Fit Kids Fun Bags filled with healthy coupons, samples of GoGo squeeZ, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazines, Chop Chop Magazines and more! Stay tuned for the for the “2014 Fit. Fun. Family.” contest and take the “Healthy Tampa Bay” pledge too! We can’t wait to see you in 2014!
Fit Kids Sports Zone
It’s always great to try new things! Throughout the season, our partners will be providing a sampling of classes! Here are some types of classes you might encounter at a Fit Kids Playground event (not every month and classes will vary): Zumba, Fit Kids Boot Camp, Kids Yoga, Karate, Cheerleading, Step, Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Hula Hooping, etc. There are so many fun active activities available for kids that all kids should be given the opportunity to try them out! Thanks to Harbour Island Athletic Club for running our sports zone for the 2014 season!
Preschool Fit Preschool Kids
We are excited to welcome Primrose Schools to the Fit Kids Playground family! Please be on the look out for their preschool activities at each Fit Kids Playground Playin’ In The Park event next season! Their South Tampa location is now open!
Whole Foods & Healthy Snacks!
Whole Foods Market is a natural and organic grocery store, providing the highest quality meat and seafood, specialty cheeses, artisan breads, local produce, premium body care, as well as prepared foods and plenty of ready-to-serve options! As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. Visit them at www.facebook.com/wfmtampa to view their calendar of free healthy eating classes, cooking demonstrations, kid’s events, store tours and more! And of course, thanks to Whole Foods Tampa and Carrollwood for providing us with healthy snacks during 2013!
Fit Kids Cool Down Zone
And after kids are done jumping, hula hooping, and practicing yoga, come and cool down in the fountains in our “cool down zone!” Sponsored By Magic 94.9 Thank you for your continued support!
How do Fit Kids Unplug
And while you are downtown on the first Tuesday of the month, please do stop in to the Glazer Children’s Museum for their Target Tuesday! From 2pm to 7pm, admission is free on this day only during the months of March, April and May. Admission is $2 during the months of June, July and August. Unplug and head down to see all the cool things the Glazer Children’s Museum is offering!
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning came and supported Fit Kids Playground throughout the entire 2013 season! Kids came out to get active with street hockey from Tampa Bay’s hometown team! We know they will be back in 2014!
Fit Kids Unplugged Fun Runs Launch in 2014
On your mark. Get set. Unplug! We are kicking off FREE fun runs during all 2014 events! It is an all new way of running with kids to get kids healthy! We welcome all kids ages to come out and participate! Everyone will walk away feeling like a winner! We will launch this series in 2014.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FIT KIDS PLAYGROUND: Fit Kids Playground is owner and operated by Blue Print Event Group, Inc. based in Tampa, FL and was founded by Marisa Langford. Fit Kids Playground is also a We Can! Community Partner. The We Can! organization has made these events possible through a community outreach grant that was awarded to Fit Kids Playground during 2011 and 2012. Make sure to stop by the Fit Kids Playground table to pick up We Can! parent handbooks, t-shirts, fitness tips and nutrition tips, Chop Chop! Magazines, Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazines, Got Milk! goodies, as well as information for the upcoming Fit Kids Playground “Playin’ In The Park” series.