Hello! I’m Charleszetta Smith Ford. Thanks for visiting my Directory Page.
I am a high-energy licensed physical education teacher, certified personal trainer, and author with over eighteen years of experience in the health and fitness field. After working in public schools for six years, I realized that the only way I could create an environment where students could have fun while exercising in a structured manner was to design my own large-scale youth-fitness program. I took a leap of faith and launched Better Bodies 4 Us, full time, in 2011.
Each week, I visit a different elementary school to implement my Youth Fitness program. Seeing my students’ excitement to exercise with me brings such joy to my heart and confirms, daily, that I am doing exactly what God has called me to do—changing lives one day at a time, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
My love for encouraging children to move motivated me to write my first book, B3 Goes to the Playground, last year. It is my hope that many children and families, near and far, will be motivated to exercise and enrich their lives together.
6209 Planters Wood Ln, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28262
Better Bodies 4 Children’s STEM Fitness Training program is a SPARK PE activity which reinforces the importance of a healthy mind and body connection through fun and engaging stations. The stations are designed to encourage the development of skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while promoting fitness. Our warm-up gives your students the chance to practice their locomotor and non-locomotor skills. This program begins and ends with a discussion regarding what muscles are being stretched during warm-up; questions regarding how many fruits and veggies are eaten daily, how many cups of water are drank daily and how much physical activity is done weekly. At the end of this class, your students are encouraged to make better nutritional choices and to be more active at home.
Our Youth Fitness program is designed to help fight the childhood obesity epidemic that threatens to take the lives of so many children today. We desire to encourage our youth to have a better outlook on what they can do in order to live a healthy life.
Your students will read the challenges, as a group, that are listed on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math challenge cards and then complete the challenges in which they are instructed to do. They will continue with the challenges until the music stops; completing as many challenges as they can before the music stops. This activity will give your students the opportunity to have fun while exercising in a non-competitive environment. Because of the fun that your students will experience while completing the STEM challenges, it is our hope that they will share all that they learn and do with their family and friends. The overall goal of Better Bodies 4 Us is to encourage our community to start moving together.
August 2019 – May 2020
9a – 2p; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Unavailable on Tuesdays and Thursdays
On-site (we travel to your school)
$900 Flat Rate
(6 Groups ; no more than 150 students; 30 mins per group)
$750 Flat Rate
(5 Groups ; no more than 125 students ; 30 mins per group)
$600 Flat Rate
(4 Groups ; no more than 100 students ; 30 mins per group)
$450 Flat Rate
(3 Groups ; no more than 75 students ; 30 mins per group)
$300 Flat Rate
(2 Groups ; no more than 50 students ; 30 min s per group)
$220 Flat Rate
(1 Group of 25 or less students ; 1 hour class)
For groups larger than 25 students, they will be split into 2 groups and will exercise for 30 minutes each.
R1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. W7 – Conduct short research project based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
MS1 – Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities (in our case, students will be divided into small groups in order to execute multiple locomotor skills such as walking and jumping while completing STEM challenges). HF3 – Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness (in our case, students will be informed of opportunities outside of our after-school youth fitness program, via group discussion, to increase their daily physical activities). PR4 – Use behavorial strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity (in our case, students will be able to work safely within their groups without pushing or shoving, by waiting his or her turn, by following directions and by listening).
50% of the fee must be paid if date is cancelled less than 10 days prior to scheduled date and we are unable to find a time to reschedule. Please call as early as possible to reschedule.