“Strong Faith + Strong Mind + Strong Body = Strong Future!”
Due to the excessive amount of childhood obesity, programs at The Zone Sports Complex have been created to address this epidemic in order to encourage children to be healthy and boost their self-esteem through various activities under the guidance of Christian counselors and trainers who promote a ‘Strong Faith, Strong Mind, and Strong Body’ mentality on a daily basis.
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1%.
Obese children and adolescents are at risk for health problems during their youth and as adults. For example, during their youth, obese children and adolescents are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes) than are other children and adolescents.
Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases.
Tumble Coach Bios
Kendra has been tumbling since she was 6 years old and cheered all through middle and high school. She was captain of her cheer leading squad all four years of high school and has been recognized as an UCA All-Star Cheerleader and a FCA All-Star Cheerleader. After high school she was a cheer leader for the Knoxville Ice Bears Professional Hockey Team. She has found she enjoys teaching young boys and girls the fundamentals of tumbling.
Adult Boot Camp and Sports Specific/Young Athlete Trainer Bio
Rob graduated from Knoxville Central High School and went on to play football at Carson Newman University and then at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in business. Rob went on to work with the University of Utah State as a member of their strength and conditioning staff where he had the opportunity to train collegiate athletes in all sports and those athletes training for the NFL. From there he became a coach at D1 Sports Training and National Fitness Center where he worked with athletes from 7 years old to collegiate. Rob also specialized in adult boot camp classes and one-on-one training with his clients. Rob enjoys working with individuals to help achieve their overall fitness and athletic goals.
Afterschool and Summer Program Staff
Administrative and Management Staff
Ms. Amanda, Program Director
Amanda’s experience includes a two year degree from Pellissippi Community College in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Business Management She has worked in the childcare industry for 14 years and in a management position for a little over 3 years. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys cooking with her husband Justin and playing with her two very energetic children and dreams of one day selling her home and getting an RV or a house boat to live out her life traveling with her husband!