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Learning and Moving, a GeoFitness Solution for Preventing Obesity in Children and Increasing School Success
Date:4/24/2009

ORLANDO, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published this month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, shows that nearly one in five U.S. four-year-olds are obese. Dr. Debby Mitchell, Associate Professor from University of Central Florida has taken action. She will present, Learning + Moving = School Success, at the National Head Start Conference in Orlando, April 27 - May 2nd, 2009.

Because of her passion to get children more physically active, Dr. Mitchell founded GeoFitness, Inc. a leading provider of movement-based products and curriculum. Learnercise, a new curriculum program of GeoFitness, is specifically geared to address the needs of early childhood age children.

"There's a childhood obesity crisis in this country, virtually any expert will tell you, and there is no shortage of reasons: increasingly sedentary lifestyles...and dwindling opportunity for exercise, particularly during the school day." (Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN, March 2009)

Providing increased time for physical activity can lead to better concentration, reduced disruptive behaviors and higher test scores in reading, math and writing. (University of Michigan)

"There is no doubt that fitness is important for any age group. Learnercise programs can support existing fitness programs and ad the element of learning, which increases academic achievement. 3rd graders in a Central Florida school increased knowledge of multiplication by 30% after 6 weeks of using Learnercise programs." says Dr. Mitchell.

GeoFitness programs are easy to use, and cost effective to increase fitness and academic achievement for students of all ages. They include choreography and games - hip hop, partner and Latin dancing, aerobics, kickboxing and functional fitness training. Learnercise programs include learning elements like math, the alphabet, colors and shapes, geography, time and nutrition.

About GeoFitness, Inc:

GeoFitness, Inc is an innovative fitness and learning company. It utilizes multi-sensory, movement based activities to significantly enhance both learning and fitness for every person,

regardless of age, interest, gender or ability.

The company was founded in 2002 by Dr. Debby Mitchell, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Sports and Fitness for University of Central Florida. GeoFitness, Inc is based in Orlando, Florida.

To learn more about GeoFitness, Inc. please visit: www.geofitness.com or call 407-275-0510

For more information on the National Head Start Association please visit http://www.nhsa.org/

For more information about this press release, contact Gabriela Coban, Ten-global, LLC at 407-492-0570 or gcoban@ten-global.com


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