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Jump for Fitness: New Summer Day Camp Builds Self-Esteem and Fitness

July 5, 2010

Jonathan Azevedo - Jump for Fitness Instructor

Jump for Fitness is a summer program to promote health and activity for children age 8-12 and is held at Pump It Up Pleasanton.  With seven weeks of summer remaining before the first day of school, Jump for Fitness provides children with a healthy alternative to video games.  The Jump for Fitness program includes fitness games, contests, and activities designed to increase activity, boost self-esteem, and instill a sense of community.  The program is specifically designed to benefit children who are not natural athletes.

Jump for Fitness run 8:30AM – 12:00PM, 5 days per week, with sessions starting July 26, August 2 and August 9.  Examples of healthy lifestyle activities include coaching sessions from Carondelet High Cheer Captain Lauren Leahy, workshops facilitated by Luke Greenaway from the Tri-Valley Teen Esteem program, and ongoing support and instruction by Elite Personal Trainer Jonathan Azevedo.  For more information call 925-600-9663 (or refer to the flyer in this article). recently interviewed Jonathan Azevedo about the Jump for Fitness Summer Camp program:

Addressing childhood obesity has received an increased focus in part due to the First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

The primary goals of Jump for Fitness

  1. Build self-esteem
  2. Demonstrate that fitness is fun
  3. Prevent childhood obesity

Jump for Fitness Sample Daily Program

8:00 am – 8:30 Early Registration / Free Play
8:30 am – 8:50 Free Jump
8:50 am – 9:20 Guided Fitness Programs / Flexibility – Jonathan Azevedo
9:20 am – 9:35 Health Break (quality snacks)
9:35 am – 10:00 Self Esteem Workshops and Programs – Luke Teen Esteem OR Spirit Camp with Lauren Leahy
10:00 am – 10:20 Free Jump
10:20 am – 11:30 Team Play, Ice Breakers, Courses – Jonathan, Lauren, Luke
11:30 am – 11:50 Cool Down, Core Training, Stretch Down – Jonathan
11:50 am – 12:00   Group Breakout
12:00 pm – 12:30 Child Pickup / Free Play

About Jonathan Azevedo

In 2006 Jonathan Azevedo joined’s Making It Count program as a motivational speaker.  There Jonathan delivered “edutainment” speeches to over 3,200 students each semester.  Jonathan’s material focused primarily on success skills for students and reached over 10,000 high school and college students.  Jonathan also pursued a lifelong passion for intense exercise when he joined Club Sport of Pleasanton as a Personal Trainer.  After four years and over 3,500 hours of one on one Personal Training, Jonathan has achieved the “Best New Trainer” award by Club Sport, has been recognized as a “Corrective Exercise Specialist” by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is a member of the Northern California Kettlebell Association.  In 2009 Jonathan was accepted into the National Speakers Association (NSA).  Jonathan currently runs his own personal training business “Health Link”, and seeks to use his diverse background to inspire, motivate, and assist as many people as possible to reach a higher level of health and personal effectiveness.

Jonathan is also an avid windsurfer, loves repairing his families’ cabin in the foothills, and craves lifting weights to complete exhaustion.

One Comment
  1. Kerrie Chabot permalink
    July 7, 2010 10:42 am

    I’ve heard Jonathan speak about his philosophy on fitness and have seen him training adults and teens at Club Sport. Luke works so well with children in schools, sports, churches, and camps. This team is sure to offer healthy incentive to the children of the Tri-Valley.

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