Culture • Energy • Balance

FIT For Health


FIT (Families Improving Together) FOR HEALTH, is a free 11-week healthy lifestyle program for parents and their kids to attend and learn together. Families learn together some fun physical activities, information about healthy habits, calorie goals and self-monitoring, as well as positive parenting styles and tips. The program was created by a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health (Dr. Heather Kitzman, Baylor Scott & White Health) in collaboration with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.*

We are currently offering FIT FOR HEALTH classes in person.  



Where:  Owenwood 

When:  February 7 - April 3, 2024

Days/Time:  Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Owenwood Registration

Where:  New Life Assembly 2100 N Hampton Rd, De Sota TX 75115
When:  April 22 - July 1. 2024
Days/Time: Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm

New Life Registration

Where:  Daniel Webster Elementary 
When:  January 24 - April 10, 2024
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 500-6:30 pm

Webster Registration


Class Contents

Week 1 – Orientation

Week 2 – Run In (Physical Activity & Nutrition)

Week 3 – Goal Setting

Week 4 – Energy Balance

Week 5 – Communication

Week 6 – Portion Distortion

Week 7 – Screen Time & Family Meetings

Week 8 – Junk Food, Fast Food, & Soda

Week 9 – Social Support & Communication

Week 10 – Slipping up

Week 11 - Graduation

The YMCA OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS serves Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Southern Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Cooke counties. Programs can be held at job sites, recreation centers, churches, YMCA branches or anywhere else that a need exists in the communities we serve.


Tracey Burns
Senior Director of Healthy Lifestyles
Phone:  214.880.9622


United Way

*NIH R03HD070356 Dr. Heather Kitzman, Baylor Scott & White Health