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Mets on the Move

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:

  • Drink plenty of water! You should aim for about 70 ounces per day.
  • Always remember to stretch! Stretching before and after workouts is important for improving flexibility and mobility, but most importantly it will help prevent injuries.
  • At home tip: If you are at home watching tv or playing video games, you can still help improve your core strength by doing a 30-second plank during commercial breaks!

Fitness Tips of the Week:

  • Eating three well balanced nutritious meals a day and having healthy snacks in between meals gives your body the fuel it needs to keep going throughout the day. (Healthy Snack ideas: fruit, trail mix, carrots, celery and peanut butter)
  • Sleep at least 8 hours each night. This will help you do better in school, have more energy and stay healthy.
  • At home tip: Bodyweight exercises you can do at home can include air squats, push-ups and sit-ups. There is no equipment needed and little space required!

Fitness Tips of the Week:

  • Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized. Some seasonal fall fruits include apples, pears and grapes.
  • Always maintain good posture with your shoulders back and chest forward. This will help your bones and joints stay in line so that your muscles can be used properly.
  • Find a workout buddy! Whether it be your parent/guardian, sibling or friend, having a workout partner will help you achieve your fitness goals by keeping each other motivated and this can help make your workouts more fun!

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).