The Xtra Inch, in conjunction with the First ChoiceSM Medicaid health plan, will hold its First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth fitness camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 on Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at John McKissick Field at Memorial Stadium, 815 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Details are available at www.selecthealthofsc.com.
The camp is offered to all First Choice plan members at no cost; there is a $10.00 fee for nonmembers. First Choice Fit camps also feature a community health fair open to the public with no cost to attend. Health screenings will also be offered to all attendees as part of the camp. Additional camps will be held in Columbia on Feb. 15, Florence on March 7, and Anderson on March 21.
Advance registration is required for the camps and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To provide a quality, one-on-one experience, each camp is limited to 125 participants. First Choice plan members may call 1-888-676-9588 for express registration. All others may register at www.marcuslattimore.com.
First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina has worked to help South Carolina children stay healthy for 25 years. Since 2013, we have made fitness fun with First Choice Fit. This program has helped thousands of young First Choice members and South Carolina kids improve their health through education and fun activities. Being First Choice Fit means eating right, being active, and seeing your doctor — even if you have not been sick. This year, there are more fun programs and events than ever to help South Carolina’s kids be First Choice Fit.
Our health heroes, FIT Boy and FIT Girl, return to First Choice Fit this year after last year’s debut. They help children stay healthy while fighting off germs, and get couch potatoes to be more active. Members can follow along with their adventures in activity books and games. Kids can commit to being First Choice Fit by eating healthy food, staying active, and getting their annual well visits. They can even show their pride by posting a selfie of themselves being healthy with #FirstChoiceFit, with their parent or guardian’s permission.
“First Choice Fit camps improve athletic skills in a positive and encouraging environment while also challenging youth to develop as individuals,” said USC Gamecocks director of player development for life skills (and former running back) Marcus Lattimore. “Good health, strong values, dignity, and respect are the keys to success on and off the field.”
“Being First Choice Fit means eating right, being active, and seeing a doctor every year for checkups even when feeling well,” said Courtnay Thompson, market president at Select Health. “By encouraging more children to get well visits each year and teaching about preventive care, Marcus and First Choice Fit are helping to keep our state’s children even healthier for life.”
The camp schedule is as follows:
8:30 — 9:15 a.m.
Camp check in, health fair activities for campers, snack/sunscreen station. Once camper screenings are completed, the health fair will remain open for interested members of the public. Health screenings include body composition (height, weight and waist) and body mass index (BMI) for all ages. Total body fat percentage will be available for ages 10 and older.
9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Rotating drills and activity stations with periodic water/rest breaks.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
A camper/coach/sponsor/parent huddle and closing remarks, followed by a box lunch for campers.
New video of a prior camp can be found here. For more information, visit www.marcuslattimore.com or follow Lattimore on Facebook (@MarcusLattimoreOfficial), Twitter (@marcuslattimore) and Instagram (@marcuslattimore). Send camp questions to [email protected]. For more information about First Choice Fit, visit www.selecthealthofsc.com.