TURNED INTO
SOMETHING LIKE A PLAYGROUND
SATURDAY. QUICK NATS
AS IT FILLED WITH CHILDREN AND
FAMILI EXCITED ABOUT FITNESS FEST. YELLOW 1273 “WHAT’S BEEN
YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY SO FAR? THE PULLING GAME WHERE YOU GET
THAT THING AROUND YOU AND THAT
ROPE, IT’S FUN.” CHILDREN
ENJOYED DOZENS OF ACTIVITES
AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT … LIKE
DANCING. .
YELLLOW 1270 “IT STARTED ALL
BECAUSE OF MY COUSIN AND AFTER
THAT I JUST GOT IN THE LIVING
ROOM AND DANCED, I TOLD MY DAD I
WANTED TO SIGN UP FOR DANCE AND HE DID.”
NINE YEAR-OLD VICTORIA LEDFORD
SAYS FITNESS
FEST REMINDS HER THAT KIDS CAN
HAVE FUN
WITHOUT WATCHING A TV OR SOME TYPE OF
ELECTRONIC DEVIC
YELLOW 1273 “YOU GET TO GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY AND ENJOY
YOURSELF.”
YELLOW 1261
“ORGANIZERS TELL ME THAT BY THE
TIME FITNESS FEST IS OVER,
CHILDREN DON’T KNOW IT BUT THEY WOULD
HAVE
WALKED ONE MILE AND GOT ABOUT 30
MINUTES OF CARDIOVASCULAR
EXERCISE.”
YELLOW 1257 “THEY HAVE NO IDEA THEY ARE EXERCISING,
THEY’RE HAVING FUN, SO WE’RE
TRYING TO SHOW FAMILIES HOW
EASY IT IS TO HAVE FUN AND STILL
BE
FIT.” ONE GOAL ASSOCIATED WITH FITNESS
FEST IS
REDUCING THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY
RATE IN MISSISSIPPI. YELLOW 1264 “I THINK IT’S A
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR
PARENTS TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES
THAT MAY NOT BE A THE FOREFRONT
YET, BUT WILL BE AS THEIR KIDS
GET OLDER.”
ORGANIZERS WANT FAMILIES TO
THINK OF
GETTING FIT AS FUN … AND
TAKING THE
JOURNEY ONE STEP AT A TIME VERSUS JUMPING
INTO A MARATHON. REPORTING IN JACKSON, JH, 16
WAPT NEWS.  
 
 
 
FITNESS FEST ORGANIZERS SAY
ABOUT 3-THOUSAND PEOPLE
TYPICALLY PARTICIPAT