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Kids Can Get Fit at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006

Kids just can’t be couch potatoes if they sign up for “Fit Kids,” a new 10-session course offered through Hudson Valley Community College beginning Feb. 4.

“Fit Kids” is a program of the college’s Health and Wellness Institute and is offered through the Office of Community and Professional Education. It is designed for boys and girls ages 7 to 12 who are interested in building healthy exercise habits in a fun, supportive and non-competitive environment. Class sessions will include circuit training on the college’s new Cybex equipment, games and other fitness activities.

The 10-session class meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and runs through April 22. The cost is $175.

For more information, go to or call (518) 629-7339.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.