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 virtually and in person.  

Where: HHM 
When:  June 7 -August 2, 2023
Days/Time:  Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm

HHM Registration

Where: Owenwood
When:  June 8 - Aug 17 2023
Days/Time:  Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm

Owenwood Registration

Where: Mt Carmel Church

When:  June 10 - August 5, 2023

Days/Time:  Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Mt Carmel Registration

Where:  Wesley Rankin 
When:  September 14 - November 9, 2023

Rankin 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
Director of Healthy Lifestyles
Phone:  469-276-8442


United Way

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