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People can spend years trying to figure out how to get — and stay — in shape. Tami Provost aims to help kids learn how to do it in just a few simple steps.
The Leader is the founder of “Fit on the Fly,” a program designed to teach children and their families how to lead a healthy lifestyle through easy techniques. Provost hosts wellness trainings for business, corporate and other groups, but her “I’m a Fit Kid” program has perhaps garnered the most praise — including from First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.
The New Hampshire-based mom and wellness consultant has presented the program to more than 2,000 students at schools across the country. At the heart of the program, Provost tells The Inside Track, is helping kids not to worry about what they look like, but how they feel.
“When kids are fit, they feel good,” Provost says. “Their bodies work well, and they have energy to do all the things they want to do, like run around with their friends.”
The “I’m a Fit Kid” program gives students “Fantastic Five” steps to follow to lead healthy lives: Embrace breakfast, welcome water, give sugar the “shake,” sleep smart and move more. 
Provost developed Fit on the Fly after leaving a corporate job as a program coordinator for an educational assessment company to spend more time with family. As her children became involved with sports activities (and Provost had to get them from place-to-place), she found less time to prepare healthy meals. 
“Realizing I was not the only one struggling and [knowing] many parents were looking for answers, I began to focus my attention toward creating healthy solutions for busy families,” Provost says.
Provost is a certified personal trainer and kickboxing instructor, but she says she didn’t want kids and their parents to have to worry about complex exercise routines or meal plans. She set out to simplify health for children so they have the information they need to take a leading role in developing lifelong healthy habits.
It seems to be working. The First Lady’s office recently wrote Provost, urging her “to stay active and continue to lead efforts to improve the health of children in your community” and thanking Provost for “the important work you’re doing in schools.”