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ProActive Kids Summer Programs

Posted on: August 10th, 2014 by Nicki

ProActive Kids is thrilled to announce our summer sessions  funded by Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare in Woodridge and Addison.
June 8 – July 31
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
4:30 PM

Addison, IL  
At Addison Park District Club Fitness
Funded by Edward Elmhurst Hospital 

Woodridge, IL
At Edward Health & Fitness Center
Funded by Edward-Elmhurst Hospital

The ProActive Kids  program is much more than a simple diet or exercise program. It is a  program to treat the whole child …physically, nutritionally and emotionally, built around the stability and commitment of family. During the 8-week session, the children and their families focus on three core areas: FitnessNutrition, and Lifestyle.

The program educates children and their families on fun and sustainable ways to improve their health through weekly physical exercises, lessons, assignments and discussions. Unlike other programs that focus on fitness and nutrition, ProActive Kids also incorporates psychological coaching. PAK engages the entire family to carry lessons throughout the child’s home environment to improve overall well-being. This holistic approach  is crucial to the success of the participants.

ProActive Kids will have the maximum session size of 20 kids for the summer session beginning June 8, 2015.

This program is FREE to children ages 8-14 who are considered obese or at risk defined by being in the 85th percentile and above in BMI. 


8 Week Session Schedule
Monday and Wednesday – 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Kids only
Fitness: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Lifestyle: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday Family Day -  4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Families are invited to attend and participate (if over the age of three years old)
Fitness: 4:30 – 5:10 p.m.
Lifestyle: 5:10 – 5:50 p.m.
Nutrition: 5:50 – 6:30 p.m.

How To Enroll
Enroll for  this site location at http://proactivekids.org/enroll-now.

Visit our frequently asked questions http://proactivekids.org/faq page.


Schedule and Locations

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Nicki

Are you a mom, dad, teacher, doctor, school nurse, or someone just looking for information on ProActive Kids?

Download our new flyer that tells you our dates and locations for 2013!

ProActive Kids Flyer – Download now!


One Participant’s PAK Story

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 by Nicki

PAK was recently featured in the Naperville Sun. If you want to learn more about the kids at PAK, check out this great article on one participant’s journey and experience.



Radio Interview

Posted on: January 10th, 2012 by Nicki

Listen to PAK Founder, Tony Burke, and Executive Director, Nicki Klinkhamer, discuss ProActive Kids – where we have been, where we are, and most importantly, where we are headed!



Do I Need PAK?

Posted on: January 1st, 2012 by Nicki

Many families do not know if they need PAK and we get the  question all of the time –how do I know?

PAK has been uniquely designed for kids who are struggling with unhealthy weight. To find out if your child is overweight or obese, use the BMI calculator created by the Mayo Clinic. Plug in the requested information and it will tell you your child’s BMI as well as action you should take to keep your kids healthy.

Though BMI is a good measure to help understand body makeup, it is not the only measure as it does not factor in muscle mass, time of day, etc. Use it as an indicator or estimate but consult with your Physician to learn more about your child’s weight and BMI.

When you use the calculator, be sure to use the child version.



ProActive Kids Partners with Edward Hospital

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by Nicki

ProActive Kids (PAK) Foundation has announced it is joining forces with Edward Hospital to launch a second PAK site to help tackle the community’s childhood obesity challenge.

Edward will work closely with ProActive kids to help support and deliver the unique, results-oriented, free program which will be held at the Edward Health & Fitness Center (EHFC) at Seven Bridges, located at 6600 S. Route 53 in Woodridge.

Read the full article



‘We Can!’

Posted on: October 17th, 2010 by pakadmin

We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. They have a wealth of resources on their website that can help your family get healthy in the new year.

Attend PAK sessions and use We Can! tools and you will be on your way to health in 2011.