About Us

Dear Friend,

We developed this Physical Education Curriculum for homeschoolers because, frankly there wasn’t one available. I found this extremely disturbing and for a good reason. My brother Darren and my sister-in-law Kim started homeschooling their 3 children last year.

I did all kinds of research on homeschool youth fitness and let me tell you, there isn’t much info on it. My next move was to prove to my brother, hey your son and daughter need a physical education program incorporated into your curriculum studies and not one of these cheapo books these so called “Experts” put out. I mean a real pre-planned curriculum that is easy to use and follow. He said to me “you’re a fitness guru, you design one for us.” I chuckled for a second and said.” No problem, I’ll do it.”

I called a good friend of the family, who is a movement expert, and homeschool dad, Dr. Peter Minke to discuss Physical Education for Homeschoolers. He said there is no program for homeschoolers besides going to the local fitness club (even if they allow kids, most don’t) and who the heck can afford that or has the time to pack up a family get to the gym. He said he would help me design a PE curriculum that is easy to use. Dr. Peter Minke then introduced me to Youth Fitness Expert & Kinesiology Professor, Mike Hanik. We all came together and created what you now know as Fitness 4 Homeschool Physical Education Curriculum.

Braeden my nephew went from not being able to do a jumping jack to being able to knock out 100 of them within 2 months’ time. Dr. Peter Minke’s son went from not being able to catch a ball or even remotely interested in playing sports to actually getting outside and loves playing catch and sports.

We also have a growing problem in this country. By 2015 75% of all US kids, adolescent and adults will be overweight or obese. That’s not something my team or I can live with.
We as homeschool parents, aunts, uncles need to set the example and participate in leading healthier and active lives.

Exercise done on a regular basis will help with:
battling obesity, prevent the most common form of diabetes which is type 2 diabetes, enhance learning, develop proper motor skills, agility, proprioception and confidence.

We took all the headache and guesswork out of trying to plan another thing in your already busy schedule. We did all the work for you. So… let my team and I help you and your children stay active and physically fit. Your children will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Fitness 4 Homeschool Physical Fitness Curriculum.

Who We Are:

Created & Founded in 2010 by:
Mike Hanik, Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M & Youth Fitness Specialist
Jeremiah Knopp, Certified Fitness Trainer & Nutritionist

Jeremiah Knopp – (Owner) Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist. I have been in the sports supplement and fitness industry for over 6 years now. I have written many sports nutrition articles for Planet Muscle Magazine.

Jeremiah is currently working on his Youth Fitness Certification from ISSA ( International Sports Science Association. & My Strength & Conditioning Certification from NSCA National Strength & Conditioning Association

Mike Hanik, MEd -(Owner) Mike earned a Master of Education in Sports Administration from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Mike is also a certified Level 1 Youth Fitness Specialist through the International Youth Conditioning Association. Mike is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.

Mike grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He competed in a variety of sports and played college basketball at Simon Fraser University. Since the mid 1990’s, Mike has been involved in coaching and teaching at the youth, high school and collegiate levels. Mike is passionate about teaching parents and children that physical activity is a critical component to the functional development of every individual.

Why we do what we do:

We as parents, coaches, and mentors have been through trials and tribulations of overweight kids, overweight adults, and the health problems caused by being inactive and overweight . We have overcome and conquered these issues. Now we are here to help you and your families overcome these same things. We care about the health of your children. We want today’s young people to mature into healthy and physically active adults.

We want to help strengthen families by providing opportunities to spend quality time together. There is nothing more frustrating to parents than spending more time away from their family and children. Our program is the solution.

Team Family Time Fitness

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