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Who is a candidate for the Teens In Motion (T.I.M.) program?

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old who are clinically overweight (BMI>25kg/m2) are eligible for the program.

Referral to participate

Teens must be referred to the program by their family physician, pediatrician or registered dietitian. Please contact UW Fitness for referral forms. 

What happens next?

Once registered, teens join a weekly, 90 minute class for 12 weeks. Typically, classes offered in the fall, winter and spring terms. Classes are a small-group format with 10-20 participants. 

An initial assessment is performed to understand teens' baseline capabilities and ensure they are started at a safe and comfortable exercise level. Each week teens participate in a brief lesson review, warm up, cardiovascular and strength exercises and a cool down and stretching exercises. Fitbit's are worn during the exercise class to monitor heart rate and record steps. Teens are provided with a workbook that outlines various exercise, nutrition and otherwise healthy habits to reinforce the need for commitment not only to the program but to their lifestyle. 

At the conclusion of the program teens will have the knowledge and skills to continue exercising on their own in their school or community. 

When is the program offered and where are we located? 

The sessions are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. The next available session will start Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30pm. 

The T.I.M. program is run out of the Center for Community, Clinical and Research Excellence (CCCARE), in the Toby Jenkins Building at the University of Waterloo. The address is 340 Hagey Boulevard, Waterloo, ON,  N2L 6R6.