During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. According to the Surgeon General, almost half of young people aged 12-21 and about two-thirds of high school students do not participate in vigorous physical activity on a regular basis. This is particularly evident among girls.
As girls move into adulthood, the Surgeon General reports that more than 60% do not do the recommended amount of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity daily). More than 25% of women are not active at all. Such inactivity increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.
Intenz Athletix was formed to increase physical activity among young girls and women, primarily through sports programs. These programs are designed to combat the sedentary lifestyles that are becoming more and more common among today’s youth. Specifically, our mission is:
Intenz Athletix fulfills this mission through physical activities that promote health, fitness and proper nutrition. It is our goal to: Play hard, Live long, & Love intensely…