Who: In order to qualify for this program, you must be between 5 and 18 years old and have a BMI above the 95th percentile.
Contact: If you are interested in becoming a part of the program, email call 919-681-1203. Visit https://www.bullcityfit.org/for more information.
A little bit about the program: The program holds six sessions a week, each two hours long. Bull City Fit holds a variety of awesome activities that are enjoyable and help you exercise! These activities include yoga, soccer, basketball, cooking, dance, dodgeball, capture the flag, and more. Bull City Fit encourages parents to join in on the fun as well! They can participate in the activities, or they have the option to walk on the mile-long trail or join in on a Zumba or spinning class.
How the program works: Patients are seen at the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary childhood obesity clinic. The program is a one-year family-based intervention for children with a BMI over the 95th percentile. The program's team of physicians, dieticians, physical therapists, and behavioral specialists use treatments focused on lifestyle modification to address their patients' weight-related health problems.
Their Success: Bull City Fit has been able to leave a mark on all of its participants. See the quotes section for a few quotes from some of the kids who participated in Bull City Fit.
"We love coming to Bull City Fit because we like to play our favorite games and make new friends!"
"I like coming to Bull City Fit because it is easy to make new friends."
"I love Bull City Fit because it is fun and educational!"
"I feel a lot healthier since coming to BCF!"