In April, Carolina Parent kicks off its 2014 Fit Family Challenge, sponsored by Coca-Cola. This healthy family lifestyle program for our parent community takes place April 15-June 9, 2014, and connects you to free fitness classes, local fitness events and expert advice.
During the challenge, families set goals, keep track of healthy habits online and log weekly minutes of activities to win prizes. One family will win a grand prize family vacation to Universal Orlando® Resort at the end of the challenge!
The Capital Area Greenway System is a network of public open spaces and recreational trails which provides for activities such as walking, jogging, hiking, bird watching, nature study, fishing, picnicking and outdoor fun. The trails connect many of Raleigh's parks and in many cases provide a complement to the recreational activities at the parks. Many of the city's major ecological features can be experienced in their natural state along the Greenway. A major goal of the Greenway Program is to establish a completed network of interconnected trails throughout the city. [more]

North Hills Kids is a seasonal series of fun-filled events that provides an opportunity for children to come together to learn, exercise, and socialize in an outdoor environment. Thousands of young guests and their parents enjoy our Open Play area, located in the North Hills Commons, from the beginning of April through the end of August.  As the schedule of events is always being updated, the best place to keep up with the most current events is on the North Hills Kids Facebook page.
The Commons is filled with tumbling mats and soft foam equipment surrounded by colorful fencing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-1pm.  Our young guests are invited to attend special weekly programs designed to highlight local children’s attractions, activity classes and kid-friendly talent acts.  North Hills Kids activities are a popular segment of other signature North Hills events throughout the year! Now in its 5th season, Open Play mornings at North Hills continue to be a highlight for families in the Midtown Raleigh Community. [more]

Find a camp that matches your child's interests with Carolina Parent's Track-Out Programs Directory. [more]


As YOU are getting ready for the Fit Family Challenge, I am looking forward to helping our families reach their health goals. I plan to tailor their programs specifically to them so that it will fit their needs and lifestyles. However, generally there are some common recommendations that will benefit most people. [more]




Dennis Lee


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