PASSION : Magazine November/December 2017 Issue - Page 13

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Shae Gawlak received her BS in Health & Wellness-Nutrition from Kaplan University. In 2010, Shae founded Fit2BeKids, which emerged under the guise of a school project for her Public Health Class. Shae has also been an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University, teaching Exercise Sports Science since 2014.

She is a NASM certified personal trainer and has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years, working with children, teens, adults and seniors. Shae is married with three very active teenage boys all of whom attend school in Orange County, CA.

Shae Gawlak

of

Fit2bekids

Selfless

AWard

community outreach

Shae Gawlak —

Excutive director & founder

Shae Gawlak has had her own personal challenges but she puts that aside to help kids in the community. In fact, her personal story has been the driving force behind her success.

Fit2BeKids and America’s Healthiest Clubs work together to provide a connection between the private cub and the community where Fit2BeKids is the community outreach partner providing after-school and summer camps and the initiative is supported by the private clubs.

F2BK is dedicated to providing relevant content and education about fighting childhood obesity, as well as bringing stellar youth programming and easily accessible resources for the entire family, to the community.

F2BK launched its first free community outreach program, Family Fit 'n Fun Club, in September 2010, working with under-served/at-risk youth; providing awareness and field programs. Fit2BeKids has created guided-discovery learning experiences where children can develop necessary social, emotional and cognitive skills through specific physical activities and nutrition education that empower

them to lead a balanced and wholesome life, affording them the opportunity to make healthier choices as they become adults.

Consistent participation from the child and their parent(s); along with the commitment and dedication to becoming healthy; our health education classes and fitness instruction has proved that, "KIDS AND PARENTS WHO PARTICIPATE REGULARLY IN OUR PROGRAMS ARE SUCCESSFUL!"

The Fit2BeKids Vision; To empower youth to lead mentally-, physically- and emotionally-balanced lives, thereby enhancing their well-being as well as that of the community.

Fit2BeKids has also been working with Global Growables and Prevo Health to install Mobile Growable Hydroponic containers at underserved schools to help feed, educate and make ongoing donations to the school.

Keep up the great work Shae. On behalf of the Private Club industry, congratulations on your Selfless Award.

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