FitBus Provides Healthy Living Education

by Ryan Halvorson on Feb 16, 2010

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La Donna Hendricks, MD, of Pure Joy Pediatrics in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, grew tired of witnessing the decline of children’s health. She realized this was largely the result of inadequate education and lack of exposure to healthy options. To fight the problem, she worked with Aurora Engineering to build the “FitBus,” a “mobile health unit focused on educating our youth using nutrition, exercise and life lessons all intended to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy living in urban communities.”

The FitBus will travel to various schools and other locations to provide education to children and parents. Together with volunteers and through partnerships with other local organizations, FitBus will also provide online education programs. Ryan Halvorson is the associate editor of IDEA Fitness Journal.

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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the chief content officer for Fit Scribe Media (; contributing editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; director of group training at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, CA; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of, a lifestyle organization dedicated to finding ways to achieve improved fitness, nutrition and healthy living habits in 30 minutes or less. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has written for publications such as DETAILS and GQ.