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Many children in the United States do not get enough physical activity and are increasingly becoming less active.
The  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provide some shocking statistics:
  • Only one in three children are physically active every day.
  • Children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen (e.g., TV, videogames, computer).
  • Only 6 states (Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York and Vermont) require physical education in every grade, K-12.
Benefits of regular exercise for children:
  • have stronger muscles and bones
  • have a leaner body
  • be less likely to become overweight
  • decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
  • have a better outlook on life
The need for programs that promote physical fitness in children are vital. The Discover Fitness Foundation not only promotes physical fitness but also help children to lead healthier active lifestyles.  
Milo - One of our Talent scholarship recipients

" We are so grateful for the gymnastics scholarship Milo receives from Discover Fitness Foundation. Milo is crazy for gymnastics! He works hard everyday and his hard work and dedication sure do make a difference! Last year, Milo took 1st All Around at all of his meets, including States! This year, he competed one meet at level 5, took 1st All Around, and is now competing the rest of the season in Level 6, Division 1. Milo's involvement in the gym is amazing! Gymnastics has made Milo strong in body and mind and has taught him the importance of eating healthy. He is a great role model and inspires younger athletes to do their best. Milo's caring and compassion make my mama heart melt ( ! ), he notices his teammates' feelings and if they happen to not do so great at a meet, he will make and present a medal to them! His dedication does not stop there either! The commitment shows not only in the gym, but in our homes and communities as well. We cannot thank you enough, DFF, for giving our family this opportunity, as we could not do it without your help! The stories that come to our inbox from you are truly inspiring and we are impressed by all of those that are encouraged to reach their Peak! Thanks again DFF!"
Milo's Mother

A note from Milo:

"Thank you Discover Fitness Foundation for making it possible for me to be on the competitive gymnastics team. I love gymnastics! Gymnastics keeps me fit and helps me be the best I can be."
Grant Awarded!  

Jill - Guild Member, DFF Sponsor and Carly - DFF Founder

We would like to extend a special thank you to the  Charity Guild of Catholic Women for awarding the DFF with a $10,000 grant! We greatly appreciate your support!

Jill - Guild Member, DFF Sponsor,  Courtney - Recipient School,  Alice - Guild Member, Selection Committee and Carly - DFF Founder


How you can get involved and help grow the Discover Fitness Foundation:
To get involved click the links above or contact 
Shannon Harlan at 713-680-0045 or Shannon@DiscoverFitnessFoundation.org


Make the Discover Fitness Foundation your reason to race! You can join Team DFF for any race you choose.  Below are a few upcoming races:

March 4th - The Woodlands Marathon Weekend

March 24th - Cross Creek Ranch Dusk to Dawn Half Marathon, 5k, 1k

June 4th - Clear Lake, 10K, 5K, 1K

June 25th - Jeff & Brede's Triathlon

Click Here to see more event options 

If you are interested in joining Team DFF contact:  Shannon Harlan 

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 April  2017
Who We Are

Discover Fitness Foundation (DFF) is a  nonprofit corporation that centers in awarding athletic scholarships to children with special needs, fighting obesity, and talented athletes with financial struggles.
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