Welcome to Flip2BFit®!!!!!!
THANK YOU for taking the time to learn a little bit about Flip2bfit, who we are and how this all came to life.
I am excited that you have stopped by to check everything out and I look forward to being a part of your Family Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Choice as well as part of your weekend fitness fun with the kids. Flip2BFit is a fitness fun board game that everyone can play!
Flip2BFit® is the culmination of a family effort between MYSELF (Heather Parisi) and my FATHER (Nick Parisi).
As for MYSELF ——
Today : Im just a girl with a dream and the commitment to make it reality!
I am the founder of Flip2BFit and Fitness For Africa with a mission to bring Healthy Lifestyle Options and Fun to as many people as I possibly can.
I am a Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador …. I keep fit and healthy by eating clean and working out. I am a true believer that you are in control of your own health and well being and that every choice you make creates an action that takes you to the next place in your life. As 2013 begins I find myself on a mission to show that Healthy Fit Lifestyles dont require being in a gym 2 – 3 hours a day nor do they require giving up everything you love. Follow my journey this year as I embrace making my own choices of health, fitness and nutrition to empower my life with more energy, laughter, friendships and Love.
Here is a bit about me before Flip2BFit and Fitness For Africa and how they came about:
Flip2BFit was born out of my resilience, determination, dedication and desire to live a healthy lifestyle and share that knowledge with kids and their families. At the age of 12, I was competing as a National gymnast when I broke my leg at the growth plate – leaving me with a curvature and discrepancy in the length of my legs. This injury caused me to be teased, bullied, isolated throughout my Junior High and High School experience and eventually led to an eating disorder and almost 18 years of inner-struggle and self evaluation. Through years of determination and belief within myself, I eventually found a doctor that could perform corrective surgeries to allow me to grow new bone to correct the length and curvature of my leg so that I could once again walk with even footing and stand tall on two feet. The surgeries corrected the physical, I then had to do the work on the inner being to overcome my long standing eating disorder. I always found strength within my ability to partake in some kind of fitness activity. Fitness was that one place where I was able to feel ‘NORMAL” as I was still able to participate (and excel) in sporting activities, ultimately becoming a collegiate diver. It was my passion for life, my ability to overcome my physical challenges, and my fond memories of playing board games as a child coupled with my awareness of the growing obesity problem among children in the United States, that lead to the development of Flip2BFit and Bakari.
As technology has developed and become more and more a part of everyday life, I noticed that our children of today were not outside enjoying themselves like when I was a child. I kept hearing in the news that childhood obesity had become a serious epidemic effecting approximately 20% of our youth under the age of 12 and greater than 50% of our youth up to the age of 18. This thought horrified me and I knew something must be done. Flip2BFit is the brainchild of my childhood memories of board games, family fun night, and being part of competitive sports my entire life. I felt there had to be a way to get children away from their video games and back to the basics of jumping – running – laughing and having fun together and as a family. Flip2BFit, a fun fitness game for kids, is the result and the answer to this situation. One exercise at a time, Flip2BFit gets our children off the couch – out of the house – having fun together and opens their minds to the simple aspects of exercise and living a healthy lifestyle.
My FATHER —–
He is a former teacher, coach, health & fitness enthusiast and a dedicated family man, who has been involved with education and sports for his entire life. With a career as a teacher in the public school system in New York he has the experience, expertise and know how to take basic topics and create a fun, unique and interesting approach to education that children pay attention to. Coaching multiple high school varsity teams including basketball and lacrosse for more than 20 years has taught him how to make the standards of conditioning exercises lead to successful, physical and winning team results. As a teacher at the collegiate level and as a motivational keynote speaker he has developed multiple ways to present information through a discovery approach that makes the experience enjoyable and educational for children and adults alike. Combining these attributes with a degree in Fine Arts my dad has been an invaluable part of Flip2BFit creating Springer and the incredible game board and characters that you have welcomed into your homes and lives. He has impeccable insight into the educational value of the game and is spear-heading our efforts within the tri-state area.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and my dad and for becoming part of the Flip2BFit Family!
We are excited that everyone will soon have much more family time together and we look forward to sharing our new fun fitness games for kids as they develop!
Here’s to a healthy, happy and exciting life of exercising, learning, laughing and just plain old having fun together with friends and family!
Enjoy the Freedom of Exercise
Founder / CEO