PHIT AMERICA, a non-profit charity, goes 'where all the kids are' and rebuilds physical education and physical activity programs in schools. We help schools receive free programs and sports equipment to get kids more active, healthier, smarter and happier.
Our lifetime sport programs, AMPED RUNNING/WALKING, PLAY TENNIS, PLAY PICKLEBALL and PLAY GOLF programs, improve children's physical and mental health and include curriculum and equipment including BILLIE JEAN KING’s SWEET SPOT TRAINING SYSTEM (ball striking curriculum and equipment).
Our goal is to create a national 'Movement' to greatly improve the physical and mental health of millions of children in the USA by providing all kids with increased physical activity in school-based programs.
50 million USA children or 90% of all children are not active to the CDC Physical Activity Standards.
USA Kids are ranked last in physical health among 38 'rich' countries in a survey by UNICEF.
USA kids are ranked 47th out of 50 countries in fitness. ¾ of all USA teens are not fit enough to join the military.
We are facing an 'Inactivity Pandemic' that has taken its toll on today’s youth especially as the school physical education programs, have been eliminated or cut dramatically. Today, the average budget for physical education for elementary schools is $462 per year.
To date, we have reached 850,000 PHIT KIDS in over 1500 schools nationwide. These kids are realizing the tremendous 12 benefits of physical activity, 'The Miracle Drug'. Active kids do better in school and have fewer mental health issues.