Athletic. Dynamic. Enthusiastic.

//Athletic. Dynamic. Enthusiastic.

Athletic. Dynamic. Enthusiastic.

These small words describe the big impact both Cindi Juncal, fitness coach, and her programs from The Noble Path Foundation are making in San Clemente.

After winning a fitness contest in 2012 that changed her life, Juncal became inspired to help young people find their path to improved health.

“I want to teach kids how to feel happier through better health. If we can get children to recognize at an early age how to make smart food choices, then the chances of them continuing on to a healthy lifestyle increases,” she said.

Motivated to make a difference in young lives, Juncal began extensive research which led her to interview pediatricians and learn that few treatment or intervention plans exist for kids confronting weight issues.

As a result, Juncal founded The Noble Path Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to fight childhood obesity by improving the health and fitness of youth through nutritional education and motivational exercise.

“Statistics show that obesity rates have gone through the roof in the last 30 years—there’s an epidemic going on and people aren’t aware,” said Juncal. “I want to go to the mountain top and start shouting – I want to tell as many kids as possible about the dangers of hidden sugars and processed food.”

To shine awareness on the subject, last year Juncal hosted the Foundation’s first educational event – a family fun night at Talega’s Mendocino Apartments.

This month Juncal takes her passion and expertise to the students at Vista Del Mar Middle School (VDMMS) where she’ll implement a nine-week challenge program.

Working with VDMMS physical education teachers once a week during P.E. classes Juncal and her trainers will lead students in workouts, relays, conditioning and strength training exercises. The nine-week program will measure student endurance, strength, and agility.

“We’ll also hold nutrition assemblies to encourage parents and family members to participate as well,” Juncal said.

The nutrition seminars spotlight startling obesity statistics: One in four youths ages 9-16 in California is overweight, and 16.2 percent of San Clemente youths are overweight.

If the trend continues Juncal said, “Obesity studies have proven this generation of kids will be the first not to outlive their parents.”

Juncal said, “The mission of The Noble Path Foundation is to stem the tide of this degradation in our children’s health and to provide them with hope for a brighter and healthier tomorrow.”

The City of San Clemente shares Juncal’s health and fitness objectives. In 2011 the City aligned with the County of Orange Obesity Prevention Plan to establish a city-wide focus on the prevention of obesity. And, in April 2012 the City Council adopted a resolution becoming a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) community.

“The City cares about the community and wants residents to be healthy,” said Pamela Passow, Recreation Manager. “We’re a community that looks to improve parks and trails and find different ways for children to become healthier.”

The Noble Path Foundation and the City share a resolution to help San Clemente’s youth adopt healthy habits and pursue a healing path in the New Year.

2017-01-06T05:04:37+00:00February 28th, 2014|Media|

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  • A huge HIGH5IVE 4FITNESS shoutout to all the winners of our battles this year: ESENCIA K-8, Battle of the Schools; DANA POINT CROSS FIT, Battle of the Gyms (Members); and KONVERSION FIT, Battle of the Gyms (Elite)!!! Congratulations to all our champions and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!!! #healthykids #healthyworld #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #TheNoblePathFoundation @joshua_kuluris @crossfitdanapoint @esenciahawks @jwellikson @benmedinaoc @taprilr 📸: @rosswhitaker

    thenoblepathfoundation: "A huge HIGH5IVE 4FITNESS shoutout to all the winners of our battles this year: ESENCIA K-8, Battle of the Schools; DANA POINT CROSS FIT, Battle of the Gyms (Members); and KONVERSION FIT, Battle of the Gyms (Elite)!!! Congratulations to all our champions and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!!! #healthykids #healthyworld #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #TheNoblePathFoundation @joshua_kuluris @crossfitdanapoint @esenciahawks @jwellikson @benmedinaoc @taprilr 📸: @rosswhitaker"
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  • Each year at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, we honor the individual, school or business which best exemplifies our mission of creating "healthy kids for a healthy world". We are very pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Mike Katke Inspiration Award went to the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts (OCASA)! _____________________________________________ As part of their annual semester long program on nutrition, OCASA has various speakers come and share their knowledge on food, nutrition and health. From restaurant owners to fitness professionals and plant-based chefs to child health advocates like Cindi, they speak on a number of topics, all related to the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. _____________________________________________ OCASA also participates in the Harvest of the Month Nutrition Education Program through the Orange County Department of Education. It highlights fresh, seasonal, California fruits and vegetables and students not only get to taste each food...

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Each year at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, we honor the individual, school or business which best exemplifies our mission of creating "healthy kids for a healthy world". We are very pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Mike Katke Inspiration Award went to the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts (OCASA)!
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As part of their annual semester long program on nutrition, OCASA has various speakers come and share their knowledge on food, nutrition and health. From restaurant owners to fitness professionals and plant-based chefs to child health advocates like Cindi, they speak on a number of topics, all related to the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. 
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OCASA also participates in the Harvest of the Month Nutrition Education Program through the Orange County Department of Education. It highlights fresh, seasonal, California fruits and vegetables and students not only get to taste each food item, but also learn how and where it is grown. Their classroom curriculum covers topics such as the dangers of added sugars, education on cholesterol, how to make a healthy snacks, how farming affects animals, and many other important topics, while keeping the learning fun and informative. 
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In the area of arts, their music teacher John Schutza taught students three original songs on nutrition, produced a play called “Adventures of Nutrition” and did visual art games which included drawing still-lifes of healthy foods, writing poems and creating dances promoting better health. 
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We applaud OCASA’s wide-ranging and comprehensive approach to health and wellness for their students’ bodies and are pleased and honored to have presented this award to OCASA with principal Doreen Fioterro accepting on their behalf. 
_________________________________________________ 📸: Ross Whitaker 
#MikeKatkeInspirationAward #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation #OCASA"
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  • Leave it to @rosswhitaker to capture thru his lens what words cannot describe. This was one of the best moments of my day: a pause amidst the commotion and occasional chaos to remind me of why I love what I do. Huge thanks and gratitude to @jaclynkuluris and her athletes from Highest Potential Training for showing everyone in attendance that true grit, determination and a competitive spirit are intrinsic qualities, not physical ones. The 2019 HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS, featuring The Battles of the Gyms is now officially on the books. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, competed and cheered. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’ll see y’all again next year!! Look for our epic photo album coming soon, with hundreds of amazing moments captured by world famous photographer, Ross Whitaker!!! Yasssssss... 📸 #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #realfoodforums #fitnessdays #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Leave it to @rosswhitaker to capture thru his lens what words cannot describe. This was one of the best moments of my day: a pause amidst the commotion and occasional chaos to remind me of why I love what I do.

Huge thanks and gratitude to @jaclynkuluris and her athletes from Highest Potential Training for showing everyone in attendance that true grit, determination and a competitive spirit are intrinsic qualities, not physical ones. 
The 2019 HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS, featuring The Battles of the Gyms is now officially on the books. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, competed and cheered. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’ll see y’all again next year!! Look for our epic photo album coming soon, with hundreds of amazing moments captured by world famous photographer, Ross Whitaker!!! Yasssssss... 📸

#HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #realfoodforums #fitnessdays #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Please come join us and our wonderful group of TNPF volunteers this Saturday at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! You can test out your sports skills and have a shot at winning $100! Watch some amazing competition during our Battle of the Schools and Battle of the Gyms! And don't forget to buy your raffle ticket(s) online if you can't make it. One $5 ticket can win you a 65" Samsung Premium Ultra 4K TV: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/ #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Please come join us and our wonderful group of TNPF volunteers this Saturday at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! You can test out your sports skills and have a shot at winning $100! Watch some amazing competition during our Battle of the Schools and Battle of the Gyms!

And don't forget to buy your raffle ticket(s) online if you can't make it. One $5 ticket can win you a 65" Samsung Premium Ultra 4K TV: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/

#HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Please jump on over to our Fb page and check out our latest edition of HEALTHY HEROES, featuring MARK YANAURA! This guy spent the last 13 years training and mentoring middle school kids to run a marathon thru the group, Students Run L.A. “Mr. Y”, as he is affectionately known, is truly a caring, compassionate and remarkable man. We are honored and excited to highlight his efforts to improve the lives of our youth through fitness and adult mentoring. Thank you for all you do Mark. We love you!! P.S. Come cheer for Mr. Y and his teacher team from Vista Del Mar MS in our Battle of the Schools this Saturday at 10 am at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Hope to see you there!! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #SportsChallenges #funforthewholefam #healthyheroes

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Please jump on over to our Fb page and check out our latest edition of HEALTHY HEROES, featuring MARK YANAURA! This guy spent the last 13 years training and mentoring middle school kids to run a marathon thru the group, Students Run L.A. “Mr. Y”, as he is affectionately known, is truly a caring, compassionate and remarkable man. We are honored and excited to highlight his efforts to improve the lives of our youth through fitness and adult mentoring. Thank you for all you do Mark. We love you!! P.S. Come cheer for Mr. Y and his teacher team from Vista Del Mar MS in our Battle of the Schools this Saturday at 10 am at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Hope to see you there!! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #SportsChallenges #funforthewholefam #healthyheroes"
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  • Green might be our signature color here at The Noble Path Foundation, but today we'd like to share our love of ORANGE... 🧡🧡🧡 San Clemente's ORANGE THEORY has been on board with us from our first inaugural event in 2015 and has never let us down since. They are ALWAYS ready, willing and more than able to participate and lend their support for everything we do and we are so proud to have them as a partner in our quest to raise "healthy kids for a healthy world"! They will be taking the field once again for this year's BATTLE OF THE GYMS and it would mean so much to us if you could come and show them some LOVE this Saturday at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Oh, and in case you didn't notice from these pics, the one constant every year has been HEIDI SMITH. It would tickle us pink... er, ORANGE, if she and her team brought home the golden plate this year! Hope to see you there! Schedule of Events and General Info here: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org 📸: Ross Whitaker ...

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Green might be our signature color here at The Noble Path Foundation, but today we'd like to share our love of ORANGE... 🧡🧡🧡 San Clemente's ORANGE THEORY has been on board with us from our first inaugural event in 2015 and has never let us down since. They are ALWAYS ready, willing and more than able to participate and lend their support for everything we do and we are so proud to have them as a partner in our quest to raise "healthy kids for a healthy world"! They will be taking the field once again for this year's BATTLE OF THE GYMS and it would mean so much to us if you could come and show them some LOVE this Saturday at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park!

Oh, and in case you didn't notice from these pics, the one constant every year has been HEIDI SMITH. It would tickle us pink... er, ORANGE, if she and her team brought home the golden plate this year! Hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events and General Info here: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org 📸: Ross Whitaker 
#HIGH5IVE4FITNESS  #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges #OrangeTheory #TheNoblePathFoundation #healthykids #healthyworld @orangetheory_san_clemente"
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  • “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” - Agatha Christie HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms out there. Whether yours is near or far, in our present world or one beyond, the bond is never broken. A mother’s love endures forever... ❤️ #happymothersday #mamabearseverywhere #honoringourmoms

    thenoblepathfoundation: "“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” - Agatha Christie

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms out there. Whether yours is near or far, in our present world or one beyond, the bond is never broken. A mother’s love endures forever... ❤️ #happymothersday #mamabearseverywhere #honoringourmoms"
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  • Hey TNPF followers! Be sure to check out Cindi's article, FOOD: Public Enemy #1 or Secret Super Power? in this month's Special Edition of The San Clemente Journal's 100th Issue... on newsstands now! And hope to see you at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event next Saturday, May 18th! _____________🥦_____________🥦 And don't forget you can buy raffle tickets online to win a 65" Premium 4K Ultra HD TV (no need to be present to win): https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/ _____________🥦_____________🥦 #sanclementejournal #thenoblepathfoundation #spreadawareness #sharethelove #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Hey TNPF followers! Be sure to check out Cindi's article, FOOD: Public Enemy #1 or Secret Super Power? in this month's Special Edition of The San Clemente Journal's 100th Issue... on newsstands now! And hope to see you at our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event next Saturday, May 18th! _____________🥦_____________🥦

And don't forget you can buy raffle tickets online to win a 65" Premium 4K Ultra HD TV (no need to be present to win): https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/ 
_____________🥦_____________🥦

#sanclementejournal #thenoblepathfoundation #spreadawareness #sharethelove #healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish"
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  • It’s hard to even begin to describe how excited we are to welcome HIGHEST POTENTIAL TRAINING to our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS Battle of the Gyms this year, coming to you on Saturday, May 18th, from 9am - 2pm at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park Football Field. The heart and soul, brains and talent behind HPT is Jaclyn Kuluris, affectionally known as “Jax”. She believes the best course for maximizing abilities and independence involves individuality. Jax treats people and lives - not diseases, disorders, or injuries. Highest Potential Training has a goal of filling the gap in between physical therapy and personal training. Her athletes will participate alongside our other gym member teams with modifications designed by Jax to insure their safety while allowing them to experience the thrill of competition and demonstrate their strength, motivation and tenacity. It’s a battle sure to win the hearts and support of all those lucky enough to witness it and we hope you will come out to cheer them on! For more inf...

    thenoblepathfoundation: "It’s hard to even begin to describe how excited we are to welcome HIGHEST POTENTIAL TRAINING to our HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS Battle of the Gyms this year, coming to you on Saturday, May 18th, from 9am - 2pm at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park Football Field.

The heart and soul, brains and talent behind HPT is Jaclyn Kuluris, affectionally known as “Jax”. She believes the best course for maximizing abilities and independence involves individuality. Jax treats people and lives - not diseases, disorders, or injuries. Highest Potential Training has a goal of filling the gap in between physical therapy and personal training. Her athletes will participate alongside our other gym member teams with modifications designed by Jax to insure  their safety while allowing them to experience the thrill of competition and demonstrate their strength, motivation and tenacity. It’s a battle sure to win the hearts and support of all those lucky enough to witness it and we hope you will come out to cheer them on! 
For more information about Jax and HIGHEST POTENTIAL TRAINING, please visit: https://www.highestpotentialtraining.org

For general info on the 5th Annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS Schedule of Events, Battle of the Schools, Battle of the Gyms, Sports Challenges, and to purchase online raffle tickets, please visit: https://thenoblepathfoundation.org/h54f/

SEE YOU THERE!!! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #SportsChallenges"
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  • Doctors prescribing medication to treat the symptoms while ignoring the cause is like a plumber giving you a mop to sop up the water overflowing from a clogged drain without fixing what’s blocking it. We need to stop digging our graves with our own knives and forks... #forkdisease #preventionvspills #healthcarenotsickcare #nourishtoflourish #healthykids #healthyworld

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Doctors prescribing medication to treat the symptoms while ignoring the cause is like a plumber giving you a mop to sop up the water overflowing from a clogged drain without fixing what’s blocking it. We need to stop digging our graves with our own knives and forks... #forkdisease #preventionvspills #healthcarenotsickcare #nourishtoflourish #healthykids #healthyworld"
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