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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Navy bases across the Pacific will kick off Fit Family Week on April 12.

"The initiative behind this regional program is to get families out of the house and participating in fitness-type events or programs as a family," said Kyle Rhodus, Yokosuka’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation athletic director.

"If the parents involve their kids in these types of programs and participate with their children, it will have a long-lasting impact for years to come, especially for the younger children that are still developing their activity and nutritional tendencies."

Various activities will be featured throughout the week, with some bases holding prize raffles.

Schedule of events:JapanSasebo Naval Base April 12, 15 at 9 a.m. — Scenic stroll with outdoor adventureApril 13-16 — Family circuit trainingApril 16 at noon — Family rock wall climbingApril 17 at 9 a.m. — Fit family relaysApril 17 at noon — Family fitness orientationFor more information, contact John Benningfield at DSN 252-3588.

Yokosuka Naval BaseApril 10 at 8:30 am — Fit Family Cherry Blossom 5K/1K runApril 10-18 — All Fit Family Group X classes are freeApril 12 at 10:30 am — Fitness/nutrition story time at the libraryApril 13 and 15 at 11 a.m. — Parent/youth gym orientation seminarsApril 16 — Playground fun and fitness, Negishi CDCFor more information, contact Brent Grubb at DSN 241-3077.

Naval Air Facility AtsugiApril 12-16 — Healthy choice menu items at all clubsApril 12 at 11 a.m. — Family fitness orientationApril 13 at 1 p.m. — Family bowling tournamentApril 14 at 11 a.m. — Family fitness in Ranger ParkApril 14 at 4 p.m. — Youth sports family fit factor challengeApril 15 at 2 p.m. — Family basketball skills challengeApril 16 at 11 a.m. — Family Run, Push, Walk event & Wii giveawayFor more information, contact Mike Blanchard at DSN 264-3560.Source: Yokosuka Morale, Welfare and Recreation

OkinawaFleet Activities OkinawaApril 10 — Family adventure day to Ie JimaApril 11 — Family hike at Okinawan Prefectural ForestApril 12 — Hiji Falls family hikeApril 13 — Forest Adventure Park family tripApril 14 — Family hike at Maeda PointApril 15, 16 — Family kayak trip to Mangrove RiverApril 17 at 9 a.m. — Family amazing race adventure challengeFor more information, contact Chad Hadden at DSN 632-4013.

Guam April 12 at 5 p.m. — Youth running groupApril 13 — Assorted family group fitness classesApril 14 — Stroller Stride group workoutApril 15 — Family Zumba classApril 16 at 5 p.m. — Spring Fling family 1.5 or 5K runFor more information, contact Stacy Neill at 671-339-1302.Source: Yokosuka Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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