About the Fitness Challenge
The Fitness Challenge was founded in 2013 by New Balance athlete Curtis Granderson to motivate kids to get outside and to get moving. Over the past five years, we have grown the program to become a community program to promote our mission to fuel the next generation’s passion for movement and the pursuit of lifelong health, well-being and success. We want to inspire kids to discover and nurture their movement spark. Kids thrive when they are physically active. The goal is to challenge kids to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Fitness Challenge consists of 1-day fitness events in multiple cities across the country throughout the summer. The activities will be designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. NB athletes will captain the events, provide inspiration and encouragement and lead fitness games.
The event is tailored for kids 6-13 years of age.
The NB Fitness Challenge is designed to engage the community, to bring awareness to the great work and play areas made possible by our host cities, community partners, and to inspire families to learn the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and make play fun and safe.
About New Balance
For over 30 years, New Balance has served a deeply held mission: to work for the betterment of our children and communities. The heart of our focus is the prevention of childhood obesity.
Our key initiative is focused on improving the health, well-being and self-esteem of children through movement.
"Our goal is to inspire millions of children around the world to discover and nurture their movement spark," says Anne Davis, New Balance Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Administration. "Children thrive when they are physically active. Whether it's a love for jumping, running, soccer or riding a bike, we believe that children who find their spark - how they love to move - stay active for a lifetime.