Officer develops fitness program for Grand County teens
March 1, 2009
Grand County Diversion Officer Ian Aneloski is teaming up with the Colorado State University Extension office in Kremmling to start a fitness program for kids.
The general fitness program would be offered to 12- to 18-year-olds through the 4H Program.
“Kids need an outlet ” a healthy, positive outlet,” Aneloski said. “Kids always say, ‘There’s nothing to do out here.’ So I think this is something for them to do.”
Working out helps dump negative energy and create something positive, Aneloski said.
He chose this age group because different issues start presenting themselves in those ages, he said.
The group will be meet once a week, and if there’s enough interest, twice a week for 12 to 14 weeks. It will last longer upon interest. Each session would last about an hour and a half.
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Set locations have not been put into place yet. Although the East Grand location could be at Middle Park High, and the West Grand location would be the West Grand Community Wellness Center.
Aneloski will lead the sessions and participants may also hear from guest presenters. They will also have to meet certain criteria. There could be other options than working out on the machines.
“If kids show interest in something they could do for (another) cardio respiratory activity ” I am all for that,” he said. “The only way that people are going to continue a healthy lifestyle is finding something they can enjoy.”
The program costs $25, and some money is available for families who can’t afford it. Aneloski hopes five to 10 kids join on each side of the county. It will begin in mid-March. For more information or to sign up call Kwang at (970) 724-3436 or Aneloski at (970) 887-7268.
“I definitely think it is something that will add to the community and give kids a positive outlet,” he added.