Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts “Let’s Move” Day for Pueblo youth


Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts “Let’s Move” Day for Pueblo youth

PUEBLO – Students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation 461 class (Managing EXHPR Programs) at Colorado State University - Pueblo will host a day dedicated to promoting active lifestyles for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

As part of the national “Let’s Move” campaign, CSU-Pueblo will lead a day of free activities, demonstrations, and access to health-related vendors from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. The event will be held at Massari Arena beginning with registration at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. A full range of activities and demonstrations, including Zumba, yoga, rock wall climbing, field hockey, martial arts, tennis and several health-related vendors, will be featured between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first 200 participants will receive a free t-shirt and a special award will be presented to the school with the most participants.

“Let’s Move is a comprehensive initiative launched in 2010 by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, “Let’s Move” is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the CSU-Pueblo Student Recreation Center.  Pueblo organizations participating include the Pueblo City County Health Department, St Mary Corwin Medical Center and Parkview Medical Center.

For more information regarding this event, contact Karen Marley at karen.marley@colostate-pueblo.edu.
 

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.