The Children’s Fitness Clinic can help you and your child make healthy lifestyle changes in an encouraging environment. Partnering with a pediatric endocrinologist, a registered dietitian and nurse practitioner, together develop an individual treatment plan for you and your child.
This six-month program has realistic goals and dietary and lifestyle changes for children ages six to 21 years and who are at or above the 85th percentile in body mass index (BMI).
Ask your doctor for a referral to our clinic if:
- Your child's BMI is at the 85th percentile or higher
- Your family has a history of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or obesity
Learn more about our pediatric services.
A community-wide campaign that encourages healthy eating and physical activity for residents living in the Blue Ridge Health District. Move2Health works in collaboration with the Children's Fitness Clinic.
The Children's Fitness Clinic was selected via a national search by NACHRI (National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions) to participate in the Obesity Focus Group to help define the best strategies to combat childhood obesity.
To reach families statewide, the Children's Fitness Clinic has collaborated with the UVA Health System Office of Telemedicine and community partners.
Go Girls & Guys!
The Pediatric Endocrine Division and the Children’s Fitness Clinic at UVA developed a free program to improve the health of kids ages 5-21.
When: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 classes are currently only being offered online through Zoom. When in-person, weekly classes resume we plan to offer classes at area locations including Charlottesville, Zion Crossroads, and Orange.
Contact: Christine Burt Solorzano, MD, 434.924.5956
"Go Girls & Guys!" is a fun, dance-based exercise and support program for kids at risk for weight-related medical problems (those who have excess weight, polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes).
The goals of Go Girls & Guys! are to:
- Introduce kids to exercise in a fun environment
- Let kids meet other kids with similar health concerns
If kids discover and enjoy exercise, they may continue the good habit in the future!
About the Class
Participants may join at any time and come when they can.
Each session includes 45 minutes of dance exercise (initially Zumba) and 15-20 minutes of informal conversation about health-related topics.
We hope that parents, grandparents, siblings, or friends will join in the classes, too (with their doctor’s approval). It’s always more fun to move with friends and family!
All kids need a referral from their doctor so we know it's safe for you to exercise.
All participants, including family and friends, must read and sign the permission form (PDF).
If you're under 18, your parent or guardian must sign the form.