Fitness Mentors: A National Altruistic Initiative to Help Mitigate Deplorable Youth Health Statistics Stemming from Obesity and Sedentary Lifestyles

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The Fitness Mentors program is designed to solicit the help of a wide spectrum of volunteers including over 250,000 personal fitness trainers, physical education teachers,athletes, physicians,weekend warriors, and concerned people across America to educate children as to the virtues of exercise and nutrition, and to motivate and inspire physical activity.

Wellness Generator, a fitness and wellness organization whose initial focus is to standardize the fitness industry designed to help physicians prescribe appropriate exercise regimens predicated on medical risk factors. The company was founded by Kevin Crosthwaite, a former CEO who became medically disabled , age 47 when his simple pacemaker surgery landed him in a wheelchair for two years. His medical complications lead to a sedentary lifestyle. That lifestyle has yielded diabetic and coronary problems. After spending 25 years in the consumer products industry, Mr. Crosthwaite shifted his focus and passion to wellness, fitness, combating obesity,diabetes and heart disease.

Being a former CEO and a long time mentor, Mr. Crosthwaite knows the positive impact that mentoring can have." We have a wealth of people in America that are cognizant of the benefits of nutrition and have a passion for fitness. The aggregate of the above group of people should provide a terrific network of Fitness Mentors to educate, motivate kids to eat a sensible diet and exercise which will help mitigate the deplorable youth obesity statistics.

Fitness Mentors audience is children and the parents of children preschool to 8th grade, and students from the 9th through 12th grade. One of the main objectives of Fitness Mentors is to raise the awareness levels of the potential consequences of poor nutritional decisions and lack of exercise.Fitness Mentors will put the FUN back in fitness.

Todd Cohen, co-founder of Wellness Generator has three children under the age of 15. His passion for fitness and good health coupled with his love as a parent was the impetus behind the launch of Fitness Mentors.


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