“A Heart of an Angel” is an organization focused on Children and Fitness. We provide fun, and meaningful outdoor fitness exercise enrichment programs focused on the whole child, mind, body and spirit! We connect children to nature, intentionally use our surroundings as part of our fitness routine and engage children’s social emotional learning. We encourage opportunity for leadership for every child, teach the power of words, positive affirmations and gratitude at the end of every class.
Our goal is to empower and impact children’s lives while having fun!
Our mission Provide outdoor exercise enrichment programs, education, leadership, physical and spiritual fitness for children, building strength, character and confidence in the whole child, mind, body, and spirit
We encourage kids to take screen breaks and get active. Our fitness classes get kids outside in an environment to have fun, get inspired, get moving, and socialize with peers while learning about fitness and spirituality.
In our world of screens, gaming and social media, children are being exposed to content that is not always positive. What we feed our spirit has a direct impact on how we conduct ourselves and treat others.
Our approach to spiritual fitness at “A Heart of An Angel” is to reconnect children to the spirit of God in a positive, fun, energetic environment. Reminding them that God is Love and the Golden Rule to treat others as you want to be treated. ” A Heart of An Angel ” encourages youth to know about God’s love, and of the fruits of the spirit of God: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, building up their confidence while experiencing God’s creation.
Get up. Get Inspired. Get moving!
Our approach to youth Physical Fitness is getting kids outside and taking screen breaks. “A Heart of an Angel” gets kids outside hiking, stretching, doing agility drills and strength training. Before they know it, we have their attention and empower children with vital information about the importance of physical fitness.
When we exercise, our body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins trigger positive vibes in our body, spirit and attitude. That’s why people express feelings of joy and happiness after exercising
- boosts self esteem
- increases energy levels
- improves sleep and the ability for focus.
- wards off anxiety and feelings of depression
These are just a few awesome things that happen when we Get up ,Get out and Get moving!
Screens down, heads up!
- Founder Annette Garcia- Serving youth and teaching them about Fitness has been stirring in my heart for many years. Fitness changed the trajectory of my life. Raised solely by my father, I witnessed my mother and sister struggle with mental illness. Fitness was a great outlet and helped me feel confident and secure despite family dynamics.
I am an avid hiker, former fitness competitor who loves God, children and singing, with a passion for physical and spiritual fitness, and aspiration to inspire, empower, and impact youth!
- AFAA / CPR Certified Fitness Trainer
- Youth Mentor
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Police Activity League
The City Center Transitional Home for Homeless Families
I am beyond stoked to share my passion for fitness and my love for children, two of my favorite things! We are so excited to Get Moving with all of you!
How I got Started-The name Heart of an Angel came to me in a dream. I knew it would involve children since my desire to make a positive impact in the lives of children has been a passion of mine for most of my life. My nephew was a big inspiration. I started taking him outside to play when he was two years old. We went on walks, to parks, then hiking when he was four and he loved it!
Although he liked playing games on his tablet, I had a NO SCREENS allowed policy when he came to visit! Instead, I set up courses in the yard, did drills, parkour around the neighborhood, we hiked and spent time in nature. He wasn’t sure what parkour meant, but we would jump, run, laugh and in a Big Voice, yell “PARKOUR!”
As a result, he identifies me with being outside which is so Awesome!
One summer day, we went on FB live while running a training course at a park. When I saw the video, I knew “A Heart of an Angel’s purpose; to impact and build children’s confidence through Physical and Spiritual Fitness.
“A Heart of an Angel” is a Non-profit 501(c) (3) organization focused on Children and Fitness. Federal Tax ID #82-4048541
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