What is Feet First?
Our program combines physical exercise, mentoring and mental health counseling to give youth the tools and confidence they need to persevere and flourish.
The tolls of the pandemic along with the everyday stresses and strains of childhood and adolescence cause many kids and teens to experience significant levels of stress, anxiety, depression. The Surgeon General of the United States has declared a crisis in youth mental health.
We provide an innovative and engaging program that targets physical health and emotional well-being. Our counselors and trainers teach youth the skills they need to improve mental and physical flexibility, confidence, resilience, grit, and coping. Feet First is committed to helping young people meet the demands of a changing and unpredictable world.
Feet First teaches a mindful cardio boxing curriculum to help youth develop discipline, insight and health coping strategies. Why cardio boxing? Cardio boxing is a great way to develop discipline by learning non-contact foot and handwork combinations. Students have fun while challenging their minds and bodies to learn sequenced movements. Why mindfulness? Feet First integrates mindfulness into our teaching approach to help students gain insight into their emotions and thought patterns in real time. As students learn to name their thoughts and feelings they can start to make healthy decisions and choose effective coping strategies to handle the daily stressors of life.
Coming soon - Feet First Center of Contra Costa County! The Feet First Center will provide a comprehensive physical and emotional well-being program to help youth overcome obstacles, learn healthy coping strategies, and thrive. Students will have access to fun and interactive exercise and self-defense programs as well professional mental health counselors for in-depth personalized support.
We can train school staff to implement a fun physical and social emotional learning program at your school. We have a 36 week curriculum covering boxing moves, motivation, emotional intelligence, healthy decision making and more. We train teachers and counselors through videos and provide ongoing support and collaboration. All schools have access to our assessment portal to track student data and learning. Reach out if you want to add Feet First to your school!