Friday’s at Westside with Fit 4 Life Kids

Westside welcomed Emil Ramarnie to our school Friday morning for the first of our Friday morning sessions throughout the summer. He definitely made a rainy day fun! This week we hope the weather holds out for us to take part in Emil’s fun sports activities in the park!


Please check out Emil’s bio below. Thanks Emil! See you Friday!

Emil Ramnarine is the founder of Fit 4 Life NYC and the creator of Fit 4 Life Kids. The mission of the organization is to help the busy, everyday man, woman and child live an active and healthy lifestyle.

Fit 4 Life Kids began in 2003 at a time when child obesity rates were sky rocketing. This was especially evident in under-served communities in New York City. With his own savings, and the help of a small group of caring volunteers, he offered free fitness and nutrition classes to the children of one of the poorest communities in Brooklyn. After running for 3 years as a community-based volunteer program, Fit 4 Life Kids eventually took a new form as a school day and after school enrichment program.

Today, Fit 4 Life Kids proudly serves children, schools, and families all across New York City. In the summer of 2010 Fit 4 Life Kids launched in Toronto at Westside Montessori School.

Emil designed the Fit 4 Life Kids Play With a Purpose model with the belief that in order for a child to active through their life you must make moving fun and meaningful. Each Fit 4 Life Kids class includes the following components:
Develop physical competence
Boost self-esteem
Encourage constant movement
Create an all-inclusive environment

Emil is a 17-year veteran of the non-profit field. His Fit 4 Life Kids program has been featured in SHAPE magazine and he has trained the children of a handful of celebrities. Emil was also the lead developer of the fitness curriculum for the largest after school program in the U.S. Recently he was selected as the lead workshop facilitator for Governor Patterson’s Healthy Kids Healthy New York tool kit training.

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