No Excuse Kid Program

No Excuse Kid is a 10-12 week program for Elementary School Kids. Our goal is to educate students on the importance of exercise and nutrition, motivate them to try new fitness activities and stimulate positive friendships and family involvement.
We are seeking committed parent volunteers who would like to be the NEK school coordinator for their local school. Classes are held once a week after school for 10-12 consecutive weeks. At the end of the program there is a celebration run. We are seeking parents who have a passion for health and fitness and/or have a skill/trade in sports, dance, personal training or group classes. For more information, please email us at
We will provide program guidelines, worksheets, waivers, school letters and forms. The first NEK school program was launched earlier this year in Jessup, Maryland by Kate Cole, who is our NEK Program Manager. Kate will be working closely alongside Director, Maria Kang, whose nonprofit middle-school program Tri(y!) Fitness-4-Kids, will closely resemble this effort.
We encourage family participation and coaches who provides free training to our young ones. It takes a village to raise a healthy child. This image was taken earlier this year in our Jessup, Maryland NEK program.
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Children are nurtured to identify their strengths and be empowered by what their bodies are capable of doing. Here young NEK students proudly show off their No Excuse Runner Medal after our Celebration Race Day.
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Program Manager Kate Cole leads the troops! She is responsible for our NEK Curriculum, managing NEK coordinators and ensuring everyone is having fun learning about fitness!
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The NEK program teaches the importance of good nutrition, exercises and most of all – balance! Check out those otter pops! They certainly earned that treat after the run.
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Our NEK dri-fit shirts are now available! Please visit our store here.

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Kate Cole is a former military wife and mother to a 14 year old, 9 year old and 5 year old.
She has been involved with NEM since 2013, first as a participant with the Fort Meade MD group, and then as a leader for Jessup/Columbia MD in 2014. Kate was featured on the cover of the NEM 2015 Fit Mom Calendar. In her free time she loves to read, watch Doctor Who and move furniture around for no apparent reason!  She is active at her children’s school and is the PTA President for this school year.