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Fitness Trainer Anja Garcia Partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

(NEW YORK, NY), June 8, 2017 – Fitness Trainer Anja Garcia, an elite trainer for Daily Burn and Cyberobics, and a Nike Master Trainer, is joining national children’s health nonprofit the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as the official Celebrity Fitness Coach for “Team Healthier Generation,” a national network of athletes who believe every child deserves an equal chance at leading a healthy life. Together, Team Healthier Generation is taking action to make this belief a reality by participating in races and events, while raising funds and awareness in support of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

One in three children and adolescents in the United States struggling with overweight or obesity, putting them at risk for serious health problems including type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and psychosocial consequences. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits. Through its work with schools, communities and businesses, it has reached more than 25 million children, with a focus on young people who are at an increased risk for unhealthy lifestyles.

Anja began teaching group fitness classes as an undergraduate, harnessing the power of fitness to change others’ lives and her own. Her passion of health and disease prevention carried her to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing and she now works as a pediatric nurse in the ICU. When she’s not in the ICU, Anja teaches group fitness because of her love for helping people focus on prevention and cultivate a healthier relationship to their bodies. As the Celebrity Fitness Coach for Team Healthier Generation, Anja will be providing motivation to team members, training tips and resources, and inspiring millions of kids across the country to get and stay fit.

Team Healthier Generation participants take part in physical activities to support childhood health while receiving guidance from official team coaches, support from teammates, and the motivation to play a part in creating a healthier generation. Upcoming events include select Fit Foodie events, Marine Corps Marathon & 10k, and the TCS New York City Marathon.

 

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About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. More than 25 million children have been helped by the Alliance’s work with schools, communities and businesses across the country. Make a difference at HealthierGeneration.org and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Anja Garcia

Anja Garcia is a lover of all things fitness and health. A former elite and collegiate level gymnast at UC Berkeley, Anja loves to inspire the athlete within all of her students! With an undergraduate degree in public health, and a Master's degree in Nursing, Anja fuses her knowledge of health and disease prevention to help motivate and coach her students to live and achieve their healthiest lives. For over 10 years Anja has been teaching and bringing her passion for health and sweat to her classes, notably winning Equinox's Group fitness instructor of the year award in 2015. She is an elite trainer for Dailyburn.com and Cyberobics, a national presenter for PowerMusic, and a Nike Master trainer. But most importantly, she just loves to make everyone sweat!

 

CONTACT:

Kate Siskel

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

646-775-9152

Kate.Siskel@healthiergeneration.org

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