Jul 18 2014

2013 Winner: Most Awesome Kids Sports Classes in D.C.

Most Awesome Kids Sports Classes in the Washington D.C. area.
Fit Kids™ was the 2013 Winner of the Most Awesome Kids Sports Classes in the Washington D.C. area!


Jan 21 2014

US Surgeon General Discusses the New Food Plate

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, US Surgeon General
Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, US Surgeon General, discusses the new food plate at the 9/10/2011 “Let’s Move!” event at RFK Stadium.


This event was part of the Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy & Fit Nation.


See more photos on our News page.

Aug 21 2013

Fit Kids™ is Hiring

Join the Team: Fit Kids™ is Hiring for the 2013-2014 School Year. Fit Kids™ is looking for experienced coaches/teachers to join our team. Send us your resume if you are interested. Contact us now.

May 09 2012

Alice Deal flash mob dances for ‘Let’s Move!’

From wjla.com: It’s been two years since First Lady Michelle Obama began her “Let’s Move!” campaign. To celebrate, students at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C. danced with some guys who can really move.

“They stay sitting all day. It’s just a good opportunity for them to get up and get out and run,” Jen Myers, with Fit Kids, said.

Joining thousands of other students nationwide in a flash mob workout, students danced side by side with D.C. pro athletes.

NFL Linebacker and former Washington Redskin Rocky McIntosh said, “I love to dance. Every time I make a play, I’m out there dancing.”

The goal of Obama’s program is to show children what they can accomplish with exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

Myers added, “It gives the kids a great opportunity to see these players having fun doing what they’re doing.”

And at Alice Deal, they’ve made the teachings of the “Let’s Move!” campaign a part of the curriculum.

“They know P.E. Is going to be sweating, they know they’re getting their heart rate up,” Neal Downing, the athletic director at Alice Deal, said.

After all the dancing was done, another mob formed. This time, for autographs.

See this story along with more photos from the event on WAT -AHH! NEWS!

Oct 10 2017

Race For Every Child

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Jan 31 2017

NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo January 2017

Kids Were Able to Move, Learn and Play at the Expo’s Healthy Kids Stage!

Kids got their own space at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo! The Healthy Kids’ Stage provided a space for the younger folks to work out, learn a little and play a lot.

This two-day event featured Fit Kids Zumba with Natalie Pickett!


Oct 01 2016

Race for Every Child Raises More Than $1.2M to Help Kids Grow Up Stronger

Fourth annual race rallies nearly 5,000 participants to support Children’s National Health System, the Washington region’s leading children’s hospital.

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The fourth annual Race for Every Child on Saturday attracted nearly 5,000 participants to raise awareness and support for children’s health.

Hosted by Children’s National Health System, the event at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC included a 5K run/walk and Kids’ Dash. To date, the event has raised more than $1.2 million to help fund specialized medical care, expand access to care, and find cures for childhood diseases.

This year’s race was co-chaired by Campbell and Grace Smith, whose son received treatment at Children’s National. “Children’s National Health System has had an enormous impact on our family’s life, and we credit the doctors there for giving our son the hope of a healthy future,” the Smiths said. “But we’re not alone. Children’s National touches the lives of nearly every child in our community. The Race for Every Child is one of our favorite events because it’s a joyful celebration of children’s health.”

Since 2013, the Race for Every Child has collectively raised more than $4 million to support children’s health, including wellness programs, research, and community health initiatives. Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National, said, “It is tremendously inspiring to see current and past patients of Children’s National, their families, friends and neighbors come together to build healthier, stronger futures for all kids.”

The top male finisher of the 5K Race was Sean Laffey of Arlington, Virginia, who completed the race in 17:11.7. The top female finisher was Natacha Esber of West Nyack, New York, with a time of 18:22.9.

The top individual fundraisers were:
1. Heather Goldman of Bethesda, Maryland, who raised $16,770
2. Jeffrey Goldman of Bethesda, Maryland, who raised $12,306
3. Jordan Muller of Chevy Chase, Maryland, who raised $8,697

The top fundraising teams were:
1. Grateful Family Team ($65,693)
2. Pippa’s Princesses ($46,962)
3. Team Lionheart ($32,367)

Donations to Race for Every Child will be accepted through December 31. To make a donation, visit donate.raceforeverychild.org.

The 2016 Race for Every Child was generously supported by CubeSmart, CBRE, Trammell Crow Company, Costco Wholesale, JW Marriott, Marriott Foundation, WASH-FM, WJLA and NewsChannel 8, Eastdil Secured, Wells Fargo, KCIC, Carrie and David Marriott, CoStar Group, Foulger-Pratt, HSBC, Walgreens. Children’s National was also proud to partner with Fit Kids, Great Kids Events, Get Fit with AKO, Fit Fathers, FIT4MOM, Girls on the Run DC, Yyna Fit and The Cheesecake Factory.
Media contact:
Anna Sczepanski, on behalf of Children’s National Health System, anna@cfoxcommunications.com, 301-585-5034

Race for Every Child 2016

Oct 02 2015

Race for Every Child Raises More Than $1.2M

Childrens National Race for Every Child Oct 2015

Third Annual Race Rallies 6,000 Registrants to Support Children’s National Health System, the Washington Region’s Only Children’s Hospital

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – November 04, 2015) – On Saturday October 31, Children’s National Health System hosted the third annual Race for Every Child at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C. The 5k run/walk and Kids’ Dash drew more than 6,000 registrants and raised an unprecedented $1,282,659. Proceeds from the Race will help fund specialized medical care, the development of innovative treatments for childhood diseases, and important wellness and preventive services to keep children healthy from the Washington region and around the world.

This year’s Race was co-chaired by Casey and Nick Seidenberg of Washington, D.C. whose daughter Pippa continues to receive treatment at Children’s National. “The Race for Every Child may be over, but we know the finish line is just the beginning,” said Race Co-Chair Casey Seidenberg. “The collective impact that all participants had will continue to make an enormous difference for children’s health now and in the future, ensuring that every child treated at Children’s National receives the expert care they need.”

Read complete article here.

Jul 31 2015

FitKids™ Class – Basketball Cleanup

FitKids™ Instructors show the children a fun way to put the basketballs away at the end of a class:

Jul 24 2015

Fit Kids on Fox 5 Good Day DC

Cindy Probus, Fit Kids instructor, showed Fox 5 Good Day DC how easy it is to make exercise fun for kids.


Oct 30 2014

Marine Corps Healthy Kids Fun Run

Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run with Fit Kids October 25 2014For the third year in a row, Fit Kids® provided FREE Kids Fun Zone before/during and after the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run held Saturday, October 25 2014 at Camp Miles in Arlington VA.

More than 3,000 children ages 5-12 participated in the one-mile just-for-fun event. Children along with their parents and siblings also enjoyed the free all-day activity area featuring interactive challenges and games focusing on health and fitness.

Fit Kids® had a blast!






Sep 20 2014

Race for Every Child

Race for Every Child 2014 PhotosFit Kids® had a great time at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC supporting Children’s National Hospital for the 2nd Annual Race for Every Child on Saturday, September 13, 2014. There were more than 4.600 runners and walkers for the 5k, 500 children who participated in the Kid’s Dash, and more than $1,060,000 was raised for Children’s National Health System.

Fit Kids® once again provided our Fun Zones which included Hula Hoopla, Wacky Relays, Obstacle courses, Football Madness, Baseball All Stars, Frisbee Golf, Mini Golf Targets, My Plate activities and More!

Fit Kids® was lucky enough to be asked to lead the on-stage warm ups this year prior to the race. We had Ms. Michelle Cabral spice up the warmup- Zumba style. She got the crowd warmed up and ready to go!

Fit Kids® would like to thank all of our Fit Kids® staff and volunteers! They truly made the difference and the event wouldn’t have been the same without them! We would also like to Thank our Fit Kids® Race Team – we had 15 Team Members!

The Finish Line is just the beginning and Children’s National encourages everyone to continue to support our children. November 1, 2014 is the deadline to fund-raise for the Race, so keep it up!

May 27 2014

The Wataah! Foundation and FitKids® “Move Your Body”

Move Your Body 2014Soulja Boy and FitKids® teamed up this past Memorial Day weekend with the Wataah! Foundation to fight childhood obesity In America. Over 250,000 kids from more than 600 schools around the country joined together in support of the 4th annual “Move Your Body” initiative.

The Wataah! Foundation and FitKids® kicked off Memorial Day weekend with the 4th annual, “Move Your Body”, a nationwide kids exercise event in support of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative May 21st with a major Washington, D.C. school event hosted by standout Nickelodeon star Drake Bell. The event featured performances by Disney sensations McClain, pop star Soulja Boy, we are toonz creators of the dance craze “The Nae Nae”, and special tribute to our armed forces.

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