Emil Ramnarine identified a community need for Fit 4 Life NYC in 2003. With schools cutting back on recess and physical education classes, students were left without opportunities to be active and healthy. In addition, active play, character development, and healthy competition were starting to become less of a focus in most school day and after school physical activity programs.
To address these challenges the Fit 4 Life Kids Play with a Purpose program model was created. This model for sports, dance, fitness and martial arts programs focuses on boosting a child's self-confidence, maximizes the amount of time a child moves, minimizes competition and promotes a lifetime of activity.
Today, Fit 4 Life NYC proudly partners with schools and non-profit organizations throughout the city that work with under-served communities. The mission of our Fit 4 Life NYC, Fit 4 Life Kids program remains the same as when we started:
- Stop rising childhood obesity rates
- Introduce children to traditional and non-traditional forms of physical activity
- Promote a lifetime of activity
- Bring the concept of ACTIVE PLAY back into our schools
Play with a purpose.