From Obese to Optimistic: How CHLA Volunteer Inspires Local Kids to Live Healthy
Kyle Wong, age 47, is a health and wellness geek. He can talk for hours about nutritious foods and spends his weekends ziplining, hiking, boogie-boarding and “having as much fun as possible”.
Rewind to three years and 114 pounds ago, when Kyle was struggling to keep up with his own kids—let alone the dozen or so enrolled in the Kids N Fitness program, where he volunteers. Kyle had spent much of his adult life knowing he was overweight, but not knowing how to shed the excess pounds. He tried new exercise regimens and cutting calories with varying degrees of failure. He was resigned. Defeated.
But in 2009, a cascade of events changed Kyle’s outlook.