National Fitness Foundation

National Fitness Foundation Every child deserves a lifetime of health & fitness. The National Fitness Foundation is the only congressionally chartered nonprofit focused on health & fitness and is the official charity of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
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The Foundation is on a mission to accelerate solutions that prepare children for a lifetime of health & fitness. The Foundation was established by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 22, 2010 with Board members recommended by the ranking members of Congress and appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.

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We are excited to announce that we have extended our campaign with Tee Off through the end of the month!  For anyone uti...
06/07/2021

We are excited to announce that we have extended our campaign with Tee Off through the end of the month! For anyone utilizing this service to book their tee time, they will have the opportunity to round up in support of our efforts to provide ALL YOUTH with access to sports!

We are excited to announce that we have extended our campaign with Tee Off through the end of the month! For anyone utilizing this service to book their tee time, they will have the opportunity to round up in support of our efforts to provide ALL YOUTH with access to sports!

The National Fitness Foundation is proud to support the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act!  As the first Black P...
06/05/2021

The National Fitness Foundation is proud to support the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act! As the first Black Player in the @nhl, Willie used his platform to serve underrepresented, marginalized and economically disadvantaged youth by building and supporting local grassroots hockey programs across North America. You can join us by contacting your U.S. Senator or Representative and encouraging them to support the Act. #WillieForTheGold

https://www.nhl.com/community/oree/goldmedal

The National Fitness Foundation is proud to support the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act! As the first Black Player in the @nhl, Willie used his platform to serve underrepresented, marginalized and economically disadvantaged youth by building and supporting local grassroots hockey programs across North America. You can join us by contacting your U.S. Senator or Representative and encouraging them to support the Act. #WillieForTheGold

https://www.nhl.com/community/oree/goldmedal

Happy Pride Month!  The National Fitness Foundation is proud to highlight those who are committed to making youth sports...
06/03/2021

Happy Pride Month! The National Fitness Foundation is proud to highlight those who are committed to making youth sports more inclusive. Megan Rapinoe has dedicated her time off the soccer field ensuring that LGBTQ+ youth feel included, valued and part of a supportive team. We commend Megan on supporting our mission to provide opportunities for ALL youth to play youth sports and develop skills. #PrideMonth #Inclusivity #LGBTQ #YouthSports #Fitness #Pride #MeganRapinoe #Soccer

Happy Pride Month! The National Fitness Foundation is proud to highlight those who are committed to making youth sports more inclusive. Megan Rapinoe has dedicated her time off the soccer field ensuring that LGBTQ+ youth feel included, valued and part of a supportive team. We commend Megan on supporting our mission to provide opportunities for ALL youth to play youth sports and develop skills. #PrideMonth #Inclusivity #LGBTQ #YouthSports #Fitness #Pride #MeganRapinoe #Soccer

In underserved communities, the lack of quality sport and recreation facilities is one of the primary barriers to youth ...
06/02/2021

In underserved communities, the lack of quality sport and recreation facilities is one of the primary barriers to youth sport participation. We are proud of Robbie Gould for giving back to his hometown and pledging $200k for a sports complex! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wnep.com/amp/article/news/local/clinton-county/robbie-gould-youth-sports-complex-coming-to-clinton-county/523-0f3016d7-5938-49dc-8786-0fc84711a56c

In underserved communities, the lack of quality sport and recreation facilities is one of the primary barriers to youth sport participation. We are proud of Robbie Gould for giving back to his hometown and pledging $200k for a sports complex! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wnep.com/amp/article/news/local/clinton-county/robbie-gould-youth-sports-complex-coming-to-clinton-county/523-0f3016d7-5938-49dc-8786-0fc84711a56c

Today’s #FridayFeeling post is dedicated to Damian Lillard. As the portals Trail Blazers attempt to tie the series again...
05/28/2021

Today’s #FridayFeeling post is dedicated to Damian Lillard. As the portals Trail Blazers attempt to tie the series against the Denver Nuggets tomorrow, Damian’s work continues to be commended off the court as last month’s NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner. Since the beginning of his career, the point guard has focused and invested his time mentoring local high school-aged youth through the RESPECT program. The six-time NBA All-Star was presented with the award on May 19, where Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $10,000 on his behalf to Special Olympics Oregon. #DameTime #NBAPlayOffs #AthletesGiveBack

Today’s #FridayFeeling post is dedicated to Damian Lillard. As the portals Trail Blazers attempt to tie the series against the Denver Nuggets tomorrow, Damian’s work continues to be commended off the court as last month’s NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner. Since the beginning of his career, the point guard has focused and invested his time mentoring local high school-aged youth through the RESPECT program. The six-time NBA All-Star was presented with the award on May 19, where Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $10,000 on his behalf to Special Olympics Oregon. #DameTime #NBAPlayOffs #AthletesGiveBack

As we celebrate the final days of #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth, we would like to dedicate today's #WednesdaysWordsofWis...
05/26/2021

As we celebrate the final days of #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth, we would like to dedicate today's #WednesdaysWordsofWisdom to the founding father of the physical fitness movement, JFK. Kennedy identified a nationwide problem and helped develop a national response through the resources of the federal government. These programs produced a measurable improvement in fitness nationwide and created a shift in public attitudes and wider participation. JFK built the foundation which now serves as the President’s Council on Sport Fitness and Nutrition. #JFK #PhysicalFitness #YouthSports #PhysicalEducation #PhysicalActivity

As we celebrate the final days of #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth, we would like to dedicate today's #WednesdaysWordsofWisdom to the founding father of the physical fitness movement, JFK. Kennedy identified a nationwide problem and helped develop a national response through the resources of the federal government. These programs produced a measurable improvement in fitness nationwide and created a shift in public attitudes and wider participation. JFK built the foundation which now serves as the President’s Council on Sport Fitness and Nutrition. #JFK #PhysicalFitness #YouthSports #PhysicalEducation #PhysicalActivity

Don’t forget if you hit the course ⛳️ this weekend to book using TeeOff and round up your tee time 🏌️‍♀️in support of th...
05/14/2021

Don’t forget if you hit the course ⛳️ this weekend to book using TeeOff and round up your tee time 🏌️‍♀️in support of the National Fitness Foundation

https://blog.teeoff.com/teeoff-partnership-with-the-national-fitness-foundation/

Don’t forget if you hit the course ⛳️ this weekend to book using TeeOff and round up your tee time 🏌️‍♀️in support of the National Fitness Foundation

https://blog.teeoff.com/teeoff-partnership-with-the-national-fitness-foundation/

The National Fitness Foundation is proud to partner with TeeOff to help kids get active and return to playing sports. As...
05/12/2021

The National Fitness Foundation is proud to partner with TeeOff to help kids get active and return to playing sports.

As published reports have detailed, in the midst of the pandemic and subsequent social distancing guidelines, youth fitness and sports-related activities and opportunities came to a near halt. Through this joint effort, we are joining forces to help raise funds to support efforts to turn the summer of 2021 into the summer of youth sports and games.

For more information or to book a tee time, please visit: https://blog.teeoff.com/teeoff-partnership-with-the-national-fitness-foundation/

We're excited to announce our new partnership with the National Fitness Foundation and introduce the new “round-up” campaign to help benefit the organization help expand youth sports participation in America!

📲 https://.teeoff.social/nffn

Congrats, Amy!  The National Fitness Foundation is proud to support organizations who provide inclusive opportunities fo...
05/11/2021
Amy Bockerstette makes history, becomes first person with Down syndrome to play for NCAA title

Congrats, Amy! The National Fitness Foundation is proud to support organizations who provide inclusive opportunities for all to play! #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth #NationalGolfMonth #SportsForAll #WomensSports

https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/05/10/amy-bockerstette-first-person-down-syndrome-compete-ncaa-title/

The 22-year-old from Arizona teed off at 11:50 a.m. on Monday at the NJCAA women’s golf championships.

Enjoying the first weekend in May to get outside and be active! #FridayFeeling #NationalPhysicalActivityMonth
05/07/2021

Enjoying the first weekend in May to get outside and be active! #FridayFeeling #NationalPhysicalActivityMonth

We are proud to highlight some of our amazing partners during #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth !  Thank you for supporting ...
05/05/2021

We are proud to highlight some of our amazing partners during #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth ! Thank you for supporting our mission to provide all youth with the opportunity to live healthy and active lives!

We are proud to highlight some of our amazing partners during #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth ! Thank you for supporting our mission to provide all youth with the opportunity to live healthy and active lives!

Did you know the National Fitness Foundation administers the Presidential Youth Fitness Program? “PYFP” is the recommend...
05/03/2021

Did you know the National Fitness Foundation administers the Presidential Youth Fitness Program?

“PYFP” is the recommended in-school program to promote physical activity and provide state and national-level assessment testing by the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services.

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program offers schools, school districts, and states an opportunity to improve fitness education and assessment within a comprehensive, quality physical education program.

The PYFP daily curriculum, reaching nearly 55 million school aged children in 88,000+ schools across the country focuses on aerobic, fitness, strength exercises and health education. #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth

Did you know the National Fitness Foundation administers the Presidential Youth Fitness Program?

“PYFP” is the recommended in-school program to promote physical activity and provide state and national-level assessment testing by the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services.

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program offers schools, school districts, and states an opportunity to improve fitness education and assessment within a comprehensive, quality physical education program.

The PYFP daily curriculum, reaching nearly 55 million school aged children in 88,000+ schools across the country focuses on aerobic, fitness, strength exercises and health education. #NationalPhysicalFitnessMonth

Today’s #MondayMotivation is dedicated former @nygiants quarterback #EliManning.  The former Super Bowl champ spent his ...
04/26/2021
How Eli Manning spend his 1st year of Giants retirement

Today’s #MondayMotivation is dedicated former @nygiants quarterback #EliManning. The former Super Bowl champ spent his first year of retirement coaching 4th grade girl’s basketball team in NJ 🏀. Thank you, Eli, for supporting #YouthSports!

https://www.nj.com/giants/2021/04/how-did-eli-manning-spend-his-1st-year-of-giants-retirement-he-coached-4th-grade-girls-basketball.html?utm_campaign=likeshopme&utm_medium=instagram&utm_source=dash%20hudson&utm_content=www.instagram.com/p/CN7ud_etFMU/

Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning spent his first year of retirement coaching his daughter's fourth-grade girls basketball team and also held a camp in Summit for third-grade football players.

Join us in celebrating #EarthDay by getting outside for some physical activity 🌍 💪 !
04/22/2021

Join us in celebrating #EarthDay by getting outside for some physical activity 🌍 💪 !

Join us in celebrating #EarthDay by getting outside for some physical activity 🌍 💪 !

Sports not only promote physical activity among youth, but they also help foster positive life skills such as teamwork! ...
04/18/2021

Sports not only promote physical activity among youth, but they also help foster positive life skills such as teamwork! #JoinOurTeam

Sports not only promote physical activity among youth, but they also help foster positive life skills such as teamwork! #JoinOurTeam

#TBT to celebrating youth fitness on the White House lawn with First Lady, Michelle Obama! We can’t wait until we are ab...
04/15/2021

#TBT to celebrating youth fitness on the White House lawn with
First Lady, Michelle Obama! We can’t wait until we are able to safely exercise as a group once again! #LetsMove

#TBT to celebrating youth fitness on the White House lawn with
First Lady, Michelle Obama! We can’t wait until we are able to safely exercise as a group once again! #LetsMove

Baseball season is our #MondayMotivation to get out and play!  What motivates you to stay active?
04/12/2021

Baseball season is our #MondayMotivation to get out and play! What motivates you to stay active?

Baseball season is our #MondayMotivation to get out and play! What motivates you to stay active?

On the heels of the one year anniversary of the pandemic, our Vice President of Development, Jackie Bartolomeo joined Co...
04/01/2021
News and data for academics and students in sport business

On the heels of the one year anniversary of the pandemic, our Vice President of Development, Jackie Bartolomeo joined Columbia University Sports Management program director Scott Rosner to pen a thought-provoking article on the impact of COVID-19 on physical education. The pandemic may have temporarily halted professional, collegiate and youth sports activities, but severe challenges remain for children trying to access physical activity. Read more about how we created programming to offer solutions to some of these obstacles, such as #FreePE! https://university.sportbusiness.com/2021/03/an-epidemic-of-inactivity/

SportBusiness University is a dedicated news, insight and research service for academic and educational institutions developing the future leaders of global sport.

After a 6 month hiatus, lunch soccer is back on! #stayfit. #staysafe. @fitnessfndn
08/27/2020

After a 6 month hiatus, lunch soccer is back on! #stayfit. #staysafe. @fitnessfndn

Great article by USA Football:https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2020/August/03/Youth-Sports-How-to-Deal-with-Anx...
08/04/2020
Youth Sports: How to Deal with Anxiety Around Return to Play

Great article by USA Football:

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2020/August/03/Youth-Sports-How-to-Deal-with-Anxiety-Around-Return-to-Play

As young athletes return to practice after being away from friends and coaches for months due to COVID-19 lockdowns, athlete anxiety will be natural. Not only are there new safety protocols in place that may seem confusing or intimidating, it’s a big shift emotionally as well. 

Up to 45 million kids in the United States participate in some kind of organized sports, and for many of them, that part...
08/02/2020
In The COVID-19 Era, Kids Sports Won't Be The Same For A Very Long Time

Up to 45 million kids in the United States participate in some kind of organized sports, and for many of them, that participation is...everything. Sports are fun, they can be good for developing brains and bodies, and they can teach kids about hard work, resiliency and emotional control.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/covid-19-era-kids-sports-150947757.html

More drills, no spectators — but still plenty of opportunities for kids to learn and play.

07/27/2020
This week's #SportsPhilanthropy Newstand is out. Over 50 stories from #teams, #leagues, #athletes and their #foundations...
07/25/2020
Sports Philanthropy Newsstand 7-13-20 - Sports Philanthropy Network

This week's #SportsPhilanthropy Newstand is out. Over 50 stories from #teams, #leagues, #athletes and their #foundations highlighting the great work in the community.

They also released the videos from our Town Hall on #Racism and Reform https://sportsphilanthropynetwork.org/sports-philanthropy-newsstand-7-13-20/

In case you missed our Sports Philanthropy Town Hall on Racism, Tolerance and Reform on July 1st, you can now watch the videos! Please make sure to take our survey after you watch the videos!!

Coaches, parents (and team members who may have heard about this movie), feeling a bit "Cast Away"?:-)
07/23/2020

Coaches, parents (and team members who may have heard about this movie), feeling a bit "Cast Away"?

:-)

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1440 G Street NW
Washington D.C., DC
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The National Fitness Foundation is the official foundation of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The Foundation supports national priorities that help all Americans live active, healthy lifestyles, including the iconic Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
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Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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