To kick off the school year, the New York Mets are partnering with New York Edge and 20 after school programs across New York City to help inspire kids to stay active and healthy. The Mets on the Move program, presented by Subway, will give children a fun way to learn about fitness through a Mets inspired curriculum provided by Mets staff. More than 1000 kids will participate in the program.
Mets on the Move will launch in October and the goal is for each participant to attend a Mets on the Move workout after school every Monday for four weeks. Each child that completes the workout of the day will receive fun Mets-themed prizes! Throughout the four weeks, the participating programs will receive visits from Mr. Met and Mets staff.
Throughout the 2019 season, the Mets on the Move program hosted fitness clinics at the Bowery Mission, Flushing YMCA and Pioneer Academy. Mets players and staff helped run the clinics and give out Mets themed prizes. All participants enjoyed an end of summer fitness day at Citi Field where they ran through different workout stations and enjoyed lunch provided by Subway.
Each week the Mets on the Move program team will provide weekly fitness tips on this page, see below for this week's fitness tips!
Fitness Tips of the Week:
- Vary your veggies! Choose a different veggie each week to keep meals interesting. Here are some healthy vegetable options for you to try: Broccoli, spinach, green beans, carrots and green/red bell peppers.
- The importance of warming up! Warming up increases your heart rate, boosts the amount of nutrients and oxygen delivered to your muscles and prepares the body for your workout.
- We encourage you to do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day like aerobic activities (jogging/brisk walking), muscle strengthening (push-ups/squats) or bone strengthening (jumping rope/jumping jacks).