At Waterloo’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences we know that healthy bodies and healthy minds go hand in hand. This is why UW Fitness leverages research and teaching expertise from our department of Kinesiology to offer a number of program and services to our community
One such example is Teens In Motion (TIM), a free exercise programs for clinically overweight teenagers. Launched in 2006, TIM has helped over 130 youth develop the knowledge and skills to lead a healthier life.
Teens in Motions focuses on providing participants with the tools for long-term sustainable lifestyle changes as opposed to short term weigh loss, in a fun, safe and non-judgemental environment. Introducing participants to movement patterns, games and sport skills improves movement coordination and boosts self-confidence. By encouraging participants to be more active, TIM gives them the confidence and skills to try new activities in their school or community, and educate them on the importance of healthy eating.
Teens in Motion offer 12 week sessions that begin each Fall, Winter and Spring, with our winter session beginning on January 13, 2015. To participate in the program teens require a referral from a family physician or registered dietician. Lean more about TIM and how to participate.