MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Wellness Center at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center announces a youth summer fitness program, Wellkids F.I.T. (Fun In Training). Children between the ages of five and 11 can participate in this fitness program. 

Wellkids F.I.T. was created as a workout for kids while their parents or grandparents are working out in the fitness center. The Wellness Center is now offering this program to the community. Children and their parents/guardians do not need to be a member of the Center to participate.  

“The goal of the program is to help kids get a head start on developing healthy habits that can last a lifetime,” Dana DeJarnett, health promotion coordinator, said. “The kids in the program will work with the highly qualified staff of The Wellness Center. The program includes creative games and activities that get everyone up and moving, improving cardio fitness, strength, and flexibility."

Wellkids F.I.T. begins June 13 and ends Aug. 3. The program is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until noon. There will be no classes the week of July 3. The cost is $2 per class per child for Wellness Center members and $5 per class per child for non-members. Payment for classes is due at registration, and the deadline for registering is June 9.

The Wellness Center is offering short-term memberships for parents/grandparents that are not currently members and would like to use the Center while their children are working out. The short-term membership is $60 and valid June 13 through Aug. 3. Childcare is also offered for younger children, including days Wellkids F.I.T. is not in session. See any Wellness Center staff member for more details.

To register for the Wellkids F.I.T. program, stop by The Wellness Center front desk for a registration form or email ddejarnett@wvumedicine.org. For more information on the program or the short term membership, call 304-264-1232.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, WVU Medicine Eastern Panhandle Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223