DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Theresa Byrne has helped thousands blossom through health and fitness at
her Denver martial arts studio and as the fitness coach on the reality
show Fitting In, on the ABC Family Channel. Now she’s
bringing her motivational fitness program to a kid near you.
Today Byrne releases a workout DVD based on her “Fitness
Revolution for Kids” program, a new approach
built on the belief that kids can find success and even fun getting fit
through positive motivation and by connecting mind, body and spirit.
Fitness Revolution for Kids is a playful, high-energy workout for
children ages 5 and up. It's now available at www.revolutionforkids.com
“The Revolution is designed to give today’s
amazing children the tools they need to create their own generation of
health,” Byrne said. “We
empower kids and their families by accepting the good things about them.
When kids are feeling healthy and strong, their positive contributions
to the world are limitless.”
The statistics on the rising impact of childhood obesity in the U.S. are
alarming. One in three U.S. children born in the year 2000 could develop
diabetes during their lifetime, according to a July 2005 report by the
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The current generation of
children in America is the first predicted to have a shorter life
expectancy than their parents, according to a 2005 report by the New
England Journal of Medicine.
Byrne tells families the first step in creating your own Revolution is a
new positive attitude towards health. “I’m
determined to make it cool to take care of your body,”
Byrne said. “Fitness doesn’t
have to be work, it can be fun… it can be
The Revolution workout is created and led by Byrne, who owns one of the
largest martial arts studios in Denver. Fitness Revolution for Kids uses
easy-to-follow martial arts moves matched to upbeat music as it leads
families through a series of exercises designed to rev up their heart
rates and strengthen their bodies. The workout can be moderated to all
shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Families can choose the full,
45-minute workout or select segments for a quick workout. During the
program, “fit facts”
appear on the screen to teach kids and their families how their bodies
work and explain how to get the best from their bodies.
Success Breeds Success
Byrne has trained thousands of kids and adults in the Denver area in the
practice of mind and body health through martial arts and fitness. In
her daily interactions in the studio, Byrne was continually struck by
the similarities among different people in all walks of life dealing
with issues holding them back in their lives. Time and again, Byrne
observed these issues stemmed from people feeling negative about
themselves. Byrne used positive motivation and fun in her work with
children, finding when they reached new levels of success in
fitness/martial arts, it affected a whole-person change. When they found
the power within themselves, her students blossomed in all aspects of
And So The Revolution Was Born
Inspired by the successes of her students, Byrne has created an exercise
program that kids and their families can use to find their own positive
power. The Fitness Revolution for Kids is a flexible exercise program
that kids and their families can use to take control of their own
fitness. The Revolution addresses the whole child through positive
motivation and play-like fun. To produce the workout, Byrne tapped her
background in martial arts, fitness training and empowerment coaching.
“Getting healthy isn’t
about diets and fads,” Byrne said. “It’s
about accepting your strengths and allowing your true gifts to shine
through to the rest of the world.”
Byrne calls out five easy ways families can get started.
Five Easy Ways to Start Your Own Fitness Revolution
Do something healthy every day
Eat foods that fuel your body
Make exercise a way of life
Decide it’s cool to take good care of your
Find something that you love to do. Do it every day
Free Classes in Denver
This summer, Byrne will host live Fitness Revolution exercise classes
free to parents and kids who'd like to try the moves, get a great
workout. Learn to use their minds to get healthy and have fun with
fitness. Classes will take place July 16 at 7 p.m., July 19 at 1 p.m.,
August 13 at 7 p.m.. August 16 at 1 p.m. All classes will be held at
United Martial Arts Centre, 1610 E. Girard Place, Englewood, Colo.,
80113. Visit United Martial Arts on the web at www.umac.us.
About the Instructor
Byrne is a Black Belt in martial arts, a fitness instructor, personal
trainer, motivational speaker. Creator of “Finding
Your Voice,” a self-empowerment and
self-defense program for adults. She owns and runs United Martial Arts
Centre, one of the largest martial arts and fitness centers in Denver,
where she trains children starting at age 3 and all ranges of adults
including celebrities, professional athletes, actors and lots of regular
people and their kids too.
Byrne appeared on the ABC Family Channel in the reality TV show, Fitting
In, as fitness coach to overweight kids who made a commitment to get
fit. Throughout the process Byrne teaches the kids and their families
how to treat themselves with love and respect. Fitting In also
will air on Comcast Entertainment Channel (Channel 5 in Denver) on June
28. On Comcast Colorado Video On Demand throughout the summer. A
trailer of the show can be seen online at youtube/UMACDenver.
Byrne recently starred in a short film, “Kung
Fu Kops,” in which she embodied true girl
power and also did all the fight choreography. A trailer for “Kung
Fu Kops” can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Lbik8BBFI.
For more information on Fitness Revolution for Kids, please visit www.revolutionforkids.com.
A percentage of the proceeds of the Revolution DVD will benefit Children’s
Hospital of Denver, the Children’s Miracle
Network and local schools.
UMAC Productions, LLC
Theresa Byrne, 303-783-9632