The President's Challenge

In support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is challenging Americans of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to achieve their PALA. PALA requires youth participants, ages 6-17, to engage in physical activity for 60 minutes, five days per week, for six out of eight weeks. Adults should participate in 30 minutes of physical activity for the same duration. All participants who complete the requirements will receive a PALA certificate of achievement signed by the co-chairs of the President's Council, Drew Brees and Dominique Dawes.

1 Million Dollar Donations

$1 million of yoga goes to non-profit organizations by Beth Shaw.  Every year, 2,500 gift certificates for Level One training at YogaFit's Mind Body Fitness Conferences ($399 value) are given to eligible non-profit groups.

Interested non-profit organizations should submit their request to

Beneficiaries to date include:

•A Community of Friends
•Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
•Amigos de los Rios
•Angelus Plaza City View Auction
•Barlow Respiratory Hospital
•Breathe California of Los Angeles
•Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
•Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
•Disability Rights Legal Center
•Dubnoff Center for Child Development
•Exceptional Children's Foundation
•Free Arts for Abused Children
•Friend of WHA
•Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation
•Helpline Youth Counseling Inc.
•JWCH Institute
•Jewish World Watch
•LA City College Foundation
•Mar Vista Family Center
•Meals on Wheels West
•National Day Laborer Organizing Network
•New Horizons
•Olive Crest
•Para Los Ninos
•Pathway LA
•Santa Monica Rotary
•SOS Mentor
•Taproot Foundation
•The Adoption Institute
•The Bill Foundation
•The Boys & Girls of the West Valley
•The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
•The Whole Child
•Trees For Life
•Variety Boys & Girls Club
•Woodland Hills Academy
•World Vision Child Sponsorship
•Youth Mentoring Connection



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