Down Syndrome Association, Ontario-Peterborough
Peterborough Charlotte Street GoodLife Fitness Club is being recognized as a top fundraiser for the 2010 Be A Kid’s Superhero Campaign with a grant towards the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough for a karate and nutrition program. This new program will be offered to 40 children with Down syndrome ages 6-18.
The program’s main focus is on martial arts as it will help children and youth improve:
The program will also teach basic life skills such as:
- Menu planning
- Safety in the kitchen
- Weight management.
Karate will also teach patience and listening skills, and will be held in a safe, structured, non-competitive environment that emphasizes having fun and managing excess weight. This is the only program in Canada for children with Down syndrome that combines Karate with a healthy eating element.