ProActive Kids is a special fitness and nutrition program designed for kids ages 8-14 who are struggling with their weight, and being overweight. This program offers a safe environment where kids can workout and learn about proper nutrition. The program also focuses on their self-esteem, body image, stress, feelings and a variety of other issues that can be caused by being overweight.

Children may struggle with their weight for a variety of reasons — genetics, too much food, not enough exercise, parents don’t know what or how to cook, hoarding of food, binge eating, low self-esteem, and many more. ProActive Kids  helps kids and their families identify the obstacles and challenges to maintaining a healthy weight and will  helps your family learn to make decisions that will create a healthier lifestyle and ultimately,  help your child lose weight (and perhaps you, too).

ProActive Kids teaches kids and their families ways to improve health through Exercise, Nutrition Lessons, and Lifestyle Discussions over 8 weeks. It is a commitment of time and energy, but will help your family live healthier lifestyle if the lessons are practiced consistently at home.

This life-changing experience is offered FREE to kids 8-14 who want to learn new exercises, lose weight, eat right and be more confident.  (BMI is 85th percentile or above). Download the flyer!

To learn more, click on the stars to the left to learn more about each part of the program - FitnessNutrition, and Lifestyle.

PAK Fitness

  • Introduces safe workouts with kids facing similar challenges
  • Teaches athletic confidence and improves skills
  • Offers three 45-minute workouts each week
  • Goal: Increase muscle and decrease body fat and BMI

PAK Nutrition

  • Teaches families how to “eat right”
  • Offers key lessons including  Food Categories and MyPlate, Label Reading,  Grocery Shopping and Planning, Portion Sizes, Healthy Breakfasts/Lunches, Eating Out, and More!
  • Introduces kids and families to  healthy new foods and encourages them to taste a variety of fruits and vegetables!
  • Goal: Create healthier habits in food selection, cooking and eating

PAK Lifestyle Coaching

  • Helps kids build confidence and self-esteem
  • Facilitates open family discussion about relationships with food
  • Strengthens interaction with other kids
  • Focuses on the child’s personal struggles, such as body image, bullying, family matters and more
  • Offers three 45- minute lessons per week
  • Goal: Build confidence, increase communication and teach coping skills


Winter 2016: January 11 – March 4
Spring 2016: April 4 – May 27 


Monday and Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Kids only
Fitness: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Lifestyle: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday Family Day -  4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Families are invited to attend and participate (if over the age of three years old)
Fitness: 4:00 – 4:40 p.m.
Nutrition: 4:40 – 5:20 p.m.
Lifestyle: 5:20 – 6:00 p.m.

(Please note the Advocate Good Samaritan location starts at 5 pm) _______________________________________________________

Commitment and Expectations

Our Expectation of PAK Parents:

As a parent, you have a very important role in the health of your child. You are ultimately responsible for their overall health and well being. Though this is a program for kids, you have the biggest role to play in identifying the issues and barriers and changing habits at home. We warn you, this can be challenging but with consistent hard work and communication between you and your child – you can do it!  Click here to learn more about our expectations of you during and after PAK.

Our Expectations of PAK Kids:
Kids have a big role to play in getting healthy as well. Though they need parental guidance and encouragement to make changes toward a healthier lifestyle, our goal is to make them an advocate of their own health by providing them with the information they need to make the healthiest decisions for themselves. Click here to learn more about our expectations  for kids during and after PAK.


NOTE: El programa aun no se ofrece en español.

Where are we located? Click here for a complete list of locations!

How To Register
You can register online (and we prefer you do) for any of the locations at

Visit our frequently asked questions page.

Download ProActive Kids flyer and Physician Referral form.