National Mind-Body training institute, YogaFit, launches a national community outreach program to help at risk health groups such as obesity and other health-related problems. Yoga can go far to improve the health and mental acuity of people of all ages and any fitness levels.

January 26, 2009 Torrance Ca — YogaFit, arguably the largest training institute of mind/body fitness education in the U.S., this month launched a national community outreach program designed to help at-risk groups and individuals take back control of their health with, what else, yoga.

The concept is to partner with those non-profit groups focusing on various health issues in the U.S. Issues such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, eating disorders among others will be addressed. In addition to free yoga classes, YogaFit will provide educational tools to help these at-risk groups better manage their lifestyle.

“We see a huge need to help fight this terrible struggle that many Americans go through with obesity and other health-related problems,” said Beth Shaw, founder and president of YogaFit. “We want to do our part to ensure that every person, regardless of weight, strength, age and fitness level, has a cost-effective and reliable option to improve their health.”

The Children’s Institute and YMCA Host First Sessions
YogaFit will host the first free training for The Children’s Institute, Inc. in Torrance, CA at the YMCA. The Children’s Institute works with at-risk children and their families in Los Angeles County.

YogaFit overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a style which is accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level of fitness.  The YogaFit style tightens and tones the entire body, enhances balance, improves flexibility and builds core strength by combining traditional fitness training, focused breathing and strength building through yoga poses. The result is a mind-body workout that improves health, athletic performance and mental acuity in people of all ages and fitness levels.

The YogaFit community outreach program will provide free classes to groups in need and offer additional tools such as YogaFit DVDs, books and seminars to educate about the importance of yoga in improving community health.

“Many people turn to YogaFit because we offer all-inclusive programs designed for every type of person,” said Shaw. “At a time when the economy is poor, people are losing jobs, obesity is on the rise, and healthcare costs are very high, there is no better way to reduce stress and get fit than yoga.”

Organizations Are Encouraged to Participate
Organizations that are interested in helping at-risk groups of people, should contact YogaFit for details. Call Jennie Santos 310-320-0110 ext.232, or e-mail