Professional Development Workshops
Youth development professionals and educators play an integral role in the physical, emotional, and psychological development of every child. Fit 4 Life NYC is committed to empowering our community with the most effective and up-to-date tools in youth fitness and health.
In addition to fitness and nutrition workshops, we offer workshops on the principles of team building, workplace professionalism, conflict resolution, and many other topics. All workshops can be customized to meet your school or nonprofits needs.
Here are workshops we offer on a regular basis:
Play with a Purpose: Fitness Activities for All Ages & Spaces
Using our Play with a Purpose model, you will learn the latest techniques on how to keep children moving while having fun. Learn how to design lesson plans for different age groups, how to work with space limitations, how to keep children active with little or no equipment and how to manage challenging behaviors.
Creating a Comprehensive Fitness and Nutrition After School Program
This workshop is specifically designed for supervisors, directors, administrators and executive level staff. You will learn all the tools you need to start up and lead an effective youth fitness and nutrition program. You will also learn how to balance and incorporate fitness and good nutrition into a busy school day or after school schedule.
Problem Solving and Conflict Management
This workshop teaches the basic techniques and principles of conflict resolution. Participants will explore real-world workplace challenges, develop team-building strategies to improve workplace culture, and learn how to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, parents and youth.
Successful schools and organizations operate on a balance of high staff morale, effective communication, and teamwork. Through team-based activities, participants will be guided to new heights as a community while breaking down barriers and building relationships. Your team will be inspired to view challenges and failures as opportunities for growth and learning.
How to Run Effective Meetings
This workshop is specifically designed for new supervisors. Properly run meetings save time, increase motivation and productivity, and solve problems. You will learn how to manage teams, hold effective meetings, and achieve your objectives more quickly, and with less effort and cost.
Effectively Managing Difficult Behaviors in an After School, Enrichment or Summer Program Setting
This workshop teaches youth professional staff effective classroom management technique, reasons for youth's off-task behavior and how to effectively communicate with your students
Games In Limited Spaces
This workshop teachers youth professional staff, who teach in small spaces with limited resources, how to modify small spaces to create better activity space for youth ages 5-13.
Classroom Management Techniques for Youth Professionals in an After School, Enrichment or Summer Program Setting
This workshop teaches youth professional staff a clear understanding of the steps that should be taken in order to ensure proper classroom management and control of the classroom. This includes lesson planning and the role it plays in providing structure to your class.
Developing The Whole Child: Understanding The Role Gross Motor Skills and Social Emotional Learning Plays In th Development of Children Ages 5-13
Youth development professionals will learn the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how it applies to youth enrichment. Participants will Learn how to create a caring age-appropriate active learning environment that fosters SEL.
Working with Youth 5-13 Year Olds in an Active Learning Environment
This workshop is geared toward youth professional group leaders and activity specialists to help them understand the patterns of human growth and development of children ages 5 to 11 years old. Participants will learn how to create developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 5 to 11.
Keeping Kids Active & Sane: Stress-Busting Strategies For Youth
Youth experience the effects of stress just like adults. With both social and academic pressure, youth may find it difficult to manage these stress factors. In this hands on training, we will define stress as it relates to youth and identify strategies to minimize stress in an afterschool setting through active purposeful play. We will also look how to identify good and bad stress triggers and how stresscan be linked to unhealthy behaviors.
Connecting Youth To Fitness: Helping Youth Be Fit 4 Life
Some youths do not feel comfortable participating in team-oriented sports, but they desire to be active. This workshop teaches youth development professionals and school leaders and teachers how to create an active learning environment that incorporates non-traditional and movement-based activities that can be used either during the school day or in an after school setting.
After School Eating Made Easy
The right foods can affect a child's mood, focus and energy during the day. By serving the right meals and snacks the children in your program will see improvements in academic performance, less behavioral issues and a reduction of chronic diseases. Our After School Eating Made Easy workshops are designed to help non-profit professionals and educators know how to make informed healthy food and snack choices in their program. This workshop includes guidance on how to apply the new Food Guide Pyramid and how to shop for healthy, realistic, budget-friendly snack foods for children. We will also teach you easy nutrition activities that will get kids excited about trying new foods. Workshops for parents and children are also provided.