Orem Recreation Fitness Center is seeking support for a fleet of 20 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
Purpose of Request:
Increase the opportunity for children to participate in a fitness program that will reap the benefits of physical activity and better health, build self-confidence and mental awareness, and encourage them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. The new found love of biking will continue to be a lifestyle choice. How request will impact our organization:
Helping children find a good balance of physical and electronic activity, can be a challenge. The importance of physical activity in a child’s life is crucial. Electronic devices have their place and importance in society, but often times distract from the benefits of physical activity. Having this program will open up new opportunities to lessen children’s time sitting in front of screens and more time spent out actively creating their own adventures.
Being active when you are young, carries over when you get older. This desire will continue to impact our facility as they come and participate in recreation classes or workout as a family. The reasons they will come:
Cardiovascular workouts help build lower-body muscle strength
Low impact exercise (especially for those recovering from orthopedic injuries)
Brain power booster
Strengthen immune system
Sleep better & Brain Health
All of these benefits can begin by the simple action of getting a child on a bike at a young age. We hope to better the lives of so many children, with the opportunity of offering this class at our facility. - Kaye Buhler, Fitness Coordinator
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.