Grizzlies' fitness coordinators teach healthy lessons at kids' s - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Grizzlies' fitness coordinators teach healthy lessons at kids' summer camp

Posted: Updated:
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Grizzlies' fitness coordinators worked out with kids from a catholic charity's camp.

Kids from Camp Love and Learn found out that simple exercises can have a big impact on their health.

"Well you have to exercise at least 30 minutes to one hour a day to stay health," said Joseph Oliva, who attended the camp.

That was just one of the lessons that were taught by Grizzlies Outreach Coordinator Daniel Peterson.

"We're trying to build habits in their kids when they are young so that whey they get older through teen years and as they become adults they are going to go back and keep those habits up," said Peterson.

In addition to fitness skills, campers also learned about nutrition and academics.

"So every child that's here gets basically an hour pretty much every day of mathematics enrichment, plus an hour of language arts enrichment," said Michael Allen, Catholic Charities of West Tennessee.

Camp counselors say the key to healthy kids is keeping them active,,, exercising their minds as well as their bodies...

Organizers say the goal is about more than developing active kids, its also about developing healthy families. That is why the kids are encouraged to take activities they learn at camp home with them to teach the rest of their family.

"That's important because once they get all hyped and excited here they are going to go home and tell mom," said Camp Love and Learn Director Virginia Davenport.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. More >>
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. More >>
  • Dyer County couple caught in international custody battle

    Dyer County couple caught in international custody battle

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:45:30 GMT
    Jason and Amber Lloyd weren't able to spend the first birthday with their son.  That's because, they say he's still stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They adopted their son SamuelMore >>
    Jason and Amber Lloyd were not able to spend their son's first birthday with him. They say it is because he is still stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo.More >>
  • Three arrests made in Olive Branch shooting death

    Three arrests made in Olive Branch shooting death

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:54:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Three arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in Olive Branch, Miss. According to Olive Branch Police Department, Marvellius Shipp, 19, MickeyMore >>
    Three arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in Olive Branch, Miss.More >>
Powered by WorldNow