Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ontario- London & Area

GoodLife Fitness Corporate Office staff energy and commitment to fundraise for GoodLife Kids Foundation during the 2010 Be A Kid’s Superhero Campaign, is being recognized with a grant to help boys get kids active through Big Brothers Big Sisters London & Area.

Go Guys! is a mentoring-based program designed to provide boys aged 12 – 14 with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices including physical activity, balanced eating and feeling good.

Boys’ rates of physical activity participation are a continued cause for concern, with research demonstrating that by ninth grade, most adolescents abandon the physical activities they enjoyed in seventh grade.  Go Guys!  addresses this through non-traditional physical activities, healthy eating support, life-skills, communication and emotional health discussions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters London & Area has partnered with both London and area school boards to operate Go Guys! in safe and familiar school environments.   Participant selection will be based on those who would benefit most from the program. 

GoodLife Kids Foundation has made a commitment to support Go Guys! for the first 2 years of the pilot, beginning Fall 2010, to ensure more boys have the opportunity to benefit from an active life.

Comments from the participants:

“I think every boy my age should be in this program because a lot of boys can change their behavior”– Jerome, London ON

Game On is important because you may not be aware of your health”– Alex, London ON


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