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moving m get ’em

By Clay Lambert

elanie Marani’s career epiphany came 20 years ago, with the help of 14 tamborines, 14 Hula Hoops and a like number of children. She was working part time in a South San Francisco gym and her boss asked if she would like to lead an aerobics class specifically designed for young children. They bought all the tamborines and Hula Hoops from a Peninsula toy store and set out to have some fun with a purpose. “The day I taught that first class, I knew,” said Marani, who now lives in Montara. “Two months later, I quit my job and then worked parttime until I got Palersize on its feet.” Palercize is a multifaceted program that includes exercise as well as language, socialization and even spiritual development for young kids. Her exercise work focuses on children between the ages of 3 and 7 — an time of life that some parents might consider too young for structured activities. But




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Marani says it’s never too early to put children on the path to a healthy lifestyle. “These are the formative years,” she said. “They are extremely impressionable. It instills a behavior in them.” The research seems to agree. Studies have shown that overweight children grow into overweight adults. That puts them at greater risk of developing


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Half Moon Bay January 2015  

Half Moon Bay January 2015