26 May May 24th: FitBack-AHKGA joint webinar on fitness assessment is now available online!
The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) and FitBack network recently established a long-term partnership to support physically active lifestyles in children and adolescents around the world. The first FitBack-AHKGA joint webinar on fitness assessment took place on May 24th, 2023. You can review the discussion via the link below.
A special thank-you to the Event Presenters:
- Gregor Jurak (FitBack), Webinar Chair, outlined the scope and history of the FitBack network, including introducing the free online web portal
- Mark Tremblay (AHKGA, President), Webinar Chair, outlined the aims, history and most recent findings of AHKGA and the Global Matrix
- Salomé Aubert (AHKGA, Vice-President), Invited Speaker, described recent findings of the Global Matrix 4.0 specific to the Fitness Indicator
- Francisco B. Ortega (FitBack), Invited Speaker, shared his wealth of information regarding childhood fitness-health links and suggestions for best-practice and evidence-based fitness tests for children and adolescents, especially in school settings
The diverse attendees represented many global regions (e.g., North America, South America, Europe, Asia) and participated in active discussions on some of the methodological problems present when conducting children and adolescent fitness assessments from their areas. Difficulties with grading the fitness indicator were discussed, and many solutions were brainstormed, including how FitBack’s free, online portal might help address these measurement gaps.