Team Taylor Ministries and GEMS Homeschoolers presents the "Kid's Biggest Loser Group." Homeschool children ages (8 & 12) come together from all over the United States in an effort to be healthier and stronger physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
What is GEMS Homeschoolers? GEMS is an acronym for God's Excelling Males of Standard. It is the name of the homeschool for our son.
Join us in the movement to empower, equip, and encourage children to become and remain healthy! This challenge is more than a challenge. It is a social movement for homeschool children who love Jesus to gather virtually on Zoom for social interactions, meet friends, exercise, share healthy meals / recipes, talk about Jesus, and their favorite subjects, and pray together without fear or shame.
GOAL: Homeschool children to have social interaction and get fit at the same time.
What are we doing? - Establishing a social network for children: to promote healthiness in children and creating an environment that is Jesus friendly for our children.
Movement songs that will be played to dance to:https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYgVHAfjliw40j4GNY_UuU7qrlPwvODaY
When? - January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022 (ongoing yearly)
Why? - To promote healthiness, friendship, social interaction, cultivate a love for Christ.
Our Focus is NOT on weight loss per say, however, if we have children who lose weight in a healthy manner, there will be incentives and rewards, not to persuade but to say congratulations. Childhood obesity is an issue today. There are some children and families who need support and encouragement, we want to be that support and encouragement. Come children and families are high risk for sickness and disease associated with obesity or being overweight. We want to be that support and encouragement for having healthy lifestyles. If you don't fit into those categories of needing support and encouragement in this area, we are happy to have you join us to maintain your already healthy lifestyle.
How do I get started? - Join by registering below, meet up weekly on Zoom, and share monthly weigh-ins (optional). We will encourage the change of eating habits, exercise (always seek medical advice before starting any exercise program), take vitamins, and drink more water. You are free to choose your own food/nutrition plan, you are free to choose your own fitness/workout plan, you are free to choose what plan works best for you. Our goal is to support one another in health journey and to celebrate our wins, celebrate with those who see a difference in their health.
When the children are gathered together on zoom, we ask that these rules are followed: 1) Respect one another. 2) No cursing, swearing, mean talk, bullying, or disliking what any one says or does. 3) For respect for all homes and back grounds and for safety purposes, the following games are not allowed: Roblox, Pokemon, Minecraft, Fort Nite, games with shooting / killing, robbery/theft, zombies, dungeons and dragons, call of duty, horror, hello neighbor hide and seek, or any games that involve actual people, or hurting of anyone or anything. 4)
Zoom Meet Up:
We will meet up on Zoom weekly on Tuesday's and Thursday's at pm 4:30pm MST (6:30pm CST/7:30pm EST)
For 1 hour. This time will include kids talking and sharing, doing exercise and prayer.
30 minutes of dancing and 30 minutes of fellowship & play.
What are the prizes?
Every 6 months, we will see who has the most noticeable change in areas of attitude, behavior, health and/or who losses the most weight. We will award Amazon Gift Cards to the top 3 weight lost winners (The Biggest Loser). The biggest loser will receive a trophy or medal (TBD). If weight loss is not what you're aiming for, great. We are not seeking to force anyone to lose weight. We will lose other things as well, such as negative thoughts about self (self-perception), lose negative life habits, etc. We will lose what is stopping us from believing in ourselves. Thus we have the biggest loser where losing is fun and cool. We lose to gain. In losing we will gain healthy lifestyles holistically.
WINNERS - Winners will be announced on July 1st (each year), and January 2nd (each year) as long as the group remains active.
Is there a cost?
There is no costs for children to join or participate. However, donations are encouraged and will to go towards the the prizes and to help purchase t-shirts for the children. Kids Biggest Loser will also make a donation at the end of the year to an organization that provides food for the hungry or an orphanage.
How do I get started? Complete the form below and mark your calendars for the first gathering date.
How do I give a donation? Use these links:
Givelify - https://giv.li/z78x2u
Paypal.com - https://www.paypal.me/CharaTaylor
Zelle email: email@example.com
Disclaimer: This challenge should be taken at your own risk. Team Taylor Ministries and GEMS Homeschool assume no responsibility for personal injury, sickness, or loss in association with this challenge. Please seek medical advice before starting this challenge. Please take all medications as prescribed by physicians while completing this challenge. Do not start any supplements without speaking to your medical professional.
There are, however, important exceptions to confidentiality that are legally mandated. These exceptions include: (1) that Team Taylor Ministries will notify relevant others if we believe that a child has an intention to cause harm to another individual or them self; (2) that Team Taylor Ministries report any incidence of suspected abuse, neglect or molestation of minors or the elderly; (3) that Team Taylor Ministries release our records to the court if subpoenaed.
Team Taylor Ministries Information and Disclaimer
Team Taylor Ministries requires that this Disclaimer be read and signed by all parties prior to the first virtual gathering session. 1. Team Taylor Ministries are not fitness instructors 2. Team Taylor Ministries is a biblical based organization we support what the bible considers natural born male and female, this group does not discriminate, we reserve the right refuse participation based on biblical standards; therefore this group does not recognize persons "identified as", this group recognizes birth gender only. 3. All discussions that take place during the group fitness gathering sessions will be held in the strictest of confidence. 4. Any staff member, who serves as leader, or Team Taylor Ministries or group families cannot be held responsible in any way for any decision a person makes as a result of the information he or she has received. 5. Team Taylor Ministries or other employed by Team Taylor Ministries (Ronald & Chara Taylor) cannot be held liable in any way for any of the results of any coaching received or any decisions made, or any actions taken by any client as a result of these decisions.
We understand that some of these may not fit your family. We understand. If this is the case, we do hope you will find the group that is appropriate for you and your family. Thank you for your consideration to join the Kids Biggest Loser Challenge with Team Taylor Ministries and GEMS Homeschoolers.
Completing the registration does not guarantee group participation. Applications will be reviewed and either accepted or declined. We understand that this group is not for everyone, we will do our best to work with all families. If accepted and rules are not followed, we will ask for participants to not return. We are serious about the safety of all children and families.
Registering and digitally signing this registration form states that you understand that the Kid's Biggest Loser Challenge is a voluntary challenge and group, Team Taylor Ministries and GEMS Homeschool hold no responsibility or liability for the outcomes.