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Fit Kids, a non-profit that provides structured fitness activities to underserved youth through schools and community centers in the Bay Area and beyond, invites the public to learn how to combat health crises facing our youth from historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Friday, October 19, at 10:00 am at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton.

“Ron is one of the foremost experts in the field of physical education and brings a unique perspective and unprecedented passion to a topic of utmost importance, children’s health,” said Ashley Hunter, Founder of Fit Kids, which is organizing the event. “With budget cuts decimating physical education in public schools and the cost and culture of youth sports spiraling out of control, we need ways to improve fitness opportunities for everyone in our country. This is a can’t-miss event about problems and solutions that should shock parents, teachers, health professionals and anyone else concerned with the fitness of our nation’s youth.”

Ron Jones, a credentialed PE teacher immersed in classical and vintage exercise methods, was the Executive Producer and PE historian for The Motivation Factor, an award-winning documentary on the benefits of classical PE throughout history and how these methods are still valid for today’s youth and adults. Jones has an MS in Kinesiology with a sub discipline in Sport Psychology from CSU, Northridge, a BA in Physical Education and English, and is a certified Health/Fitness Instructor with the American College of Sports Medicine.

Jones also has been a community college adjunct health/fitness instructor and coached cross country and track for student-athletes from first grade through community college. He has served as an ultra-endurance cycling fitness/training consultant nationally and internationally and presented at state and national conventions on bicycle safety, bicycle/health advocacy issues, and corporate wellness. He has gained coverage in Fox News, Bicycling Magazine, Velo News, ESPN, The Outdoor Channel, and The Los Angeles Times.

“We are facing grave health issues,” Jones said. “Fortunately, the solutions lie not in some fanciful, yet-to-be-invented miracle cure, but in a return to time-tested techniques that just a generation ago had most of our population at record levels of health and fitness. We need to look in the mirror now so that in the future we’ll be able to do so without being sickened.”

Space at this free event is limited; please RSVPs to info@fitkids.org.

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