Listed by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 16 health experts to follow on Twitter (@kehagiaras), Eleni Kehagiaras owns Get Fit Training in Portland, OR, is the developer of the Get Fit Challenge app, has a live daily radio show – Get Fit Now – and is in charge of the first U.S. Hit to Fit™. location.
A personal functional fitness and athletic trainer, Eleni speaks with Fun & Fit about creating healthy habits in our children and grandchildren.
* Make exercise play, not work
* Do activities together, because kids do as you do, not as you say
* Let them choose activities they enjoy; be ready to try different things
* Be a role model in what you do and eat
* Share your thinking and decision-making process so they can see how you make choices about food and exercise
* Occasional incentives work; not bribes
* Educate them that strong foods make strong bodies
* Help them choose like-minded friends
And, not surprisingly, the most effective way to help children emulate your healthy, active lifestyle is to spend time with them!
At Fun and Fit, we know all about family time together, because we’ve been hanging out with each other since before birth! Check us out if you really want to know which twin was born first (hint, it’s the active one with great nutritional habits)!
Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened--with them--on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award. Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master's Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all. Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association's many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships. Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health. Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness! Web | More Posts (97)