In an earlier VT feature, we talked to EJ Henderson about his time as a Viking and where his life has taken him post-football. As a follow-up to that piece, I would like to highlight an upcoming event hosted by Henderson and his Youth Pro Fitness organization. The event is FREE for kids, but there is limited registration available.
The goal of YoPro Fitness is to focus on the overall health and fitness of kids ages 7-13. It partners with local community education and youth programs and is a mobile organization that travels to a location and uses its gym or field space to run the program.
“Any organization that wants to run a health and fitness program for their kids, we’ll provide,” Henderson said. “We’re mobile—we’ll come to you.”
On June 25, YoPro Fitness is hosting a two-hour event that will give fitness assessments to 125 youth throughout the Twin Cities. According to the website, results will be captured by using state-of-the-art technology to objectively quantify and house the physical testing metrics for individual participants.
“A baseline understanding of your fitness levels is crucial if improvement is to occur,” Henderson emphasized.
Each athlete at the event will earn a YoPro-Fit Score by completing various fitness drills. These activities will include seated medicine-ball toss, agility obstacles, and shuffle runs. In addition, each participant will receive an autograph from and photograph with Henderson.
Henderson is encouraging parents and guardians to register their kids as early as possible, as the 125 slots are filling up quickly. To register now for the event, click here.
Henderson and the rest of YoPro Fitness want to acknowledge that this event would not be possible without the help of sponsors. They extend a huge thanks to Kowalski’s, Scheels (sporting goods), OSR Physical Therapy, and Jackson Medical Equipment.
Additional Upcoming Event – Saturday, June 14
You have another chance to meet EJ Henderson! AME Sports (Rosedale Mall) is hosting an appearance and autograph signing with the All-Pro linebacker on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. To view more information about the event, click here.