Miyana - One of our talent scholarship recipients

"Miyana received a Scholarship from the Discover Fitness Foundation. She had been taking one Gymnastics class a week, and within 3 months she found that she had true talent and love for the sport. Her passion, hard work, focus and determination in class paid off and she found herself with an opportunity to be on the Hope team competitive level in less than 3 months of just attending Discover Gymnastics, and in less than a year she was able to move up 2 competitive levels since she started Gymnastics. The financial commitment was a strain for me as I am a single parent and attending college. The Discover Fitness Foundation Scholarship enables Miyana to pursue her passion. She trains hard and competed in several meets. It is hard to put into words how amazing it is to see Miyana so happy in making her dreams come true. Her smiles after practices and meets say it all!! Thank you Discover Fitness Foundation for all that you do and for this opportunity!

Miyana's Mother

A note from Miyana:

"Thank you Discover Fitness Foundations for helping me achieve my dreams. I love Gymnastics because I get to learn new things, and make new friends, and also love my coaches they help me with anything I need. I have learned so much and will love to keep learning."

Childhood obesity is a growing problem nationwide, especially in Texas. The National Survey of Children's Health reports 32.2 percent of Texas children are overweight or obese. That is higher than the national average. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides alarming childhood obesity facts:
  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1, 2
  • The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.1, 2
  • In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1
  • Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.3 Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.4
  • Overweight and obesity are the result of "caloric imbalance"-too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed-and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.5,6
The need for programs designed to help children with weight issues is vital. The Discover Fitness Foundation provides scholarships to children fighting obesity. The scholarships provided allow them to participate in fitness and gymnastic classes. 

Ways to 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 [email protected]

Join Team DFF for any race you choose!

Make the Discover Fitness Foundation your reason to race! Below are a few upcoming races:

April 23-24 Kemah Triathlon & 5K

June 5, 2016 Run Houston! Clear Lake 10K, 5K, 1K   

If you are interested in joining Team DFF contact: Shannon Harlan 
Support the DFF by shopping at AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Discover Fitness Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you.

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Discover Fitness Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. You can use your existing Amazon.com account.
 April 2016
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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