September 5th, 2017


Let’s Move!

By Hilary Garbon, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, Pediatric Alliance — Northland



Let’s Move Pittsburgh is a great local organization that strives to raise awareness about the benefits of healthy foods, increased exercise, and decreased screen time in kids. Their goal is to improve the overall health of all kids in southwestern PA through education, school campaigns, and family fitness events. Their family fitness classes are free and vary between yoga, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and Zumba. Kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

I recently tried out their family yoga class on the lawn of Phipps Conservatory. My husband, 2-year-old son and 4-year-old son came along for the fun. The class was run by a certified yoga teacher and the setting was beautiful. It was an hour-long class and perfect for beginners. No one seemed to mind that my kids were running around and climbing all over the place while we were trying to get our zen on.

Classes are held one Sunday a month from 9am-10 am. All classes are at Phipps Conservatory. Registration is required; it’s easy to sign up online here. Upcoming classes are listed below. Check them out and maybe I’ll see you at the next class in September!

September 10, 2017 — High Intensity Interval Training
November 12, 2017 — High Intensity Interval Training
December 10, 2017 — Zumba
January 7, 2018 — Zumba


And in case anyone was wondering how yoga with kids went, here is the expectation vs. reality!





One Response to Let’s Move!

  1. Thanks, Hilary! I should take my grandchildren to the Zumba classes if they come to visit during those months. Maybe, what they hear will reinforce what they hear from their mother and me.


    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 

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