LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - NFL star safety Kerry Rhodes (www.KerryRhodes.com) will return to his hometown with a message: Americans need to be doing more to improve the quality of their health. More than 12.5 million American children and adolescents are obese, a pandemic that is of enormous concern to the health and safety of future generations. 

Coming back to Bessemer, the city that propelled Kerry's academic accomplishments and launched his NFL career, is a move befitting the experience that Kerry hopes to provide his fellow Alabama natives. He has announced a partnership between The Kerry Rhodes Foundation (http://kerryrhodes.com/the-kerry-rhodes-foundation) and Fitness Experience's Now Let's Get Fit, a program designed to inform communities of the health risks and higher costs of living associated with childhood obesity. Both organizations are dedicated to creating a fun, inspiring and interactive educational experience with Kerry Rhodes, celebrity guests, and health care specialists through events, educational tools and fitness activities. 

On July 13, 2013, Now Let's Get Fit will be hosting its first event at the Legacy YMCA, where Kerry will appear alongside Karina Smirnoff from the hit TV show Dancing With the Stars and former Miss California Tami Farrell. Activities will include fitness classes, health screenings, tests for obesity-related health issues (e.g. diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure), and an educational forum where Kerry and others will speak about proper nutrition and ways to combat obesity. 

Kerry Rhodes invites you, your family and friends to join Now Let's Get Fit and contribute in the fight against childhood obesity. One person can make a difference; only a movement can end the threat. Please reserve your spot by signing up at The Kerry Rhodes Foundation.

For more information, or to interview Kerry Rhodes, please contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC. a full service PR, Marketing and Branding Firm at 310.441.1000 or e-mail Eileen@eileenkoch.com. Visit www.EileenKoch.com.

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