Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings CircusFit, its innovative national youth fitness program, to C’mon – the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples on Saturday, Dec. 15. Designed to teach fun ways to stay active, physically fit, and healthy, CircusFit is open to children of all ages. CircusFit show times are 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., and are free with admission.
During the CircusFit program at C’mon, Ringling Bros.’ Ambassadors of Laughter Dave and Cherie Gregg will teach attendees the fundamentals of fitness through age-appropriate activities that incorporate basic circus skills and lessons covering topics such as proper nutrition, hydration, stretching, and exercise.
CircusFit is a kick-off event for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition which comes to Germain Arena Jan. 3-6.
“For 143 years, families and kids of all ages have been coming to The Greatest Show On Earth to witness some of the world’s greatest athletes perform acts of incredible skill,” said Kenneth Feld, chairman and producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. “Our inspiring Ringling Bros. performers are in peak physical condition and perfect role models to encourage and teach America’s youth fun-filled ways to stay fit and active.”
Ringling Bros. has joined forces with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport to promote CircusFit and physical activity across America. Schools and after-school programs throughout the country participate in CircusFit as part of their involvement in the annual President’s Challenge.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight has more than doubled in the past two decades. As this trend continues, overweight children are more likely to develop weight-related illnesses in adulthood, including diabetes and heart disease. The Ringling Bros. CircusFit program is a step closer to reversing the trend and getting children interested in exercise, healthy living and daily activity.
Founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, the mission of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is “to provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together.” For more information, please visit www.cmon.org.
C’mon is open six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free for members; free to children under 1; $10 for adults and children; $10 for seniors. For details, visit www.cmon.org or call 239-514-0084.
About Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is Collier County’s first learning environment devoted exclusively to child’s play, the serious business of discovery that helps children attain hallmark milestones on the journey into adulthood. C’mon is a 30,000-square-foot museum for families located in the North Collier Regional Park. Opened too much acclaim in February 2012, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is envisioned to be one of the finest children’s museums in the United States and is fully accessible to all children regardless of their physical or learning abilities. To learn more about C’mon, visit www.cmon.org.
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.