Emphasizing healthy habits is a main focus of the RWF. Our teens cannot realize their full potential without also learning to care for their wellbeing. That’s why we stress physical exercise, self-defense, and a general awareness of observing a healthy lifestyle.
Whether it’s strenuous teambuilding exercises during Camp I Can, dancing, Pilates, yoga, and aerobics during 24-Hour Girl Talk, Krav Maga, or walking in the Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure, RWF teens are frequently exposed to activities designed to reinforce the need to be active and stay fit. In addition, our teens participate in workshops led by physicians, dentists, dermatologists, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals to learn the importance of physical fitness, proper oral hygiene, and good eating habits. They also learn to avoid the pitfalls presented by sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and emotional depression. For our teens to become tomorrow’s leaders, they first have to take care of themselves today.
To further show our commitment to healthy living, the RWF recently held its first ever fundraiser focused on bringing attention to health issues and uplifting our community. Give & Get Fit took place on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Somerset Mall South Collection in Troy, Michigan. This healthcare fair featured large group exercise activities and brought together people interested in taking better care of themselves with healthcare providers and other vendors specializing in physical fitness and wellness. Like our Moving With Success Empowerment Brunch, Give & Get Fit will become a mainstay of the RWF for years to come.