Delivering Fitness and Fun!
An exciting, high energy mobile fitness and nutrition program that can enhance school health fairs, multicultural events and more.
Get Healthy....Get Strong....Get Moving when Hero delivers Fitness and Fun.
If you live in an apartment or mobile home site in Kent and would like the Hero program to be scheduled where you live, please have an authorized representative from the complex contact us at 253-856-5030 or dhobbs@kentWA.gov.
Exercise of the Month: Squat Jumps
Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes pointing slightly outwards. Inhale as you lower your hips back and down gently into your standard squat, aiming to keep your thighs slightly higher than your knees. Then, exhale and explode into the air with as much power as you can, driving hard with your legs and pushing yourself further upwards with the balls of your feet. Your body should be straight while you’re in the air, and your hands should be above your head – keep your core engaged to prevent your body from rotating. Land with your legs slightly bent before controlling your gentle descent back down into the squat position.
January foods of the month: Cruciferous vegetables and Legumes
Cruciferous vegetables are high in fiber and are good sources of vitamins A, C, & E, beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, and iron, potassium. Cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and arugula are in this group of power foods with a silly name - CRUCIFEROUS!
Legumes, including the very popular sweet green pea, are a great source of protein, fiber, and important vitamins and minerals. There are many types of legumes of all sizes and colors, such as lentils, black beans, navy beans, pinto beans, and peas. Look for legumes in dried form, or in the frozen section, canned, or at your farmer’s market!