Vida! Health & Wellness is back!

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 10.33.49 AMVida! Health & Wellness is back!

After a summer filled with healthy nutrition and sports activity in Barcelona, Gasol Foundation begins it’s launch of another year of Vida! Health & Wellness in Los Angeles in partnership with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Parent College.

This year’s Vida! Program is set to reach more than 400 families during the academic 2015-2016 in the areas of Los Angeles known as Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts and will focus its Saturday workshops on Physical Activity, Sports, Physiology, Garden Science & S.T.E.M., Centering Activities, Financial Literacy, and Healthy Nutrition.

Launch days are fiesta days for us and what better way to celebrate than to engage our Vida! children and parents in fun and physical activities! Our Vida! children spent the days immersed in the world of basketball exploring the fundamentals of the game – ball handling, speed, passing, shooting, and defense – and enjoyed a healthy nutrition break filled with fresh fruit, granola, almonds, and mountain spring water. A special thanks goes out to Home Court Edge for their basketball coaching expertise!

Our Vida! parents launched the Vida! walking club – new this year – and registered their pre-health assessment pushup, situp, and mile stats before heading into the classroom for a deep dive discussion focused on the current state of health within their communities.

We’re excited for this new year of sport, health, and wellness education!