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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  • "According to one recent large-scale study, a STAGGERING 40 PERCENT of children ages six through 11 have elevated cholesterol levels. And more children than ever are now at risk for high blood pressure. The risks only multiply when it comes to the third of American children who are overweight or obese: SEVENTY PERCENT of obese children have at least one precursor for heart disease." ____________________________________________🥦 Not only is this NOT ok, it is imperative that we take action to change the diets of our children NOW. What we put on the end of their forks matters, and it matters deeply. A bowl of sugary marshmallow treats for breakfast is NOT magically delicious - nor is a diet high in processed meats and junk food. As adults, we often search for the healthiest option on the menu when we dine out and then order the worst food possible from the children's menu for our kids. This is crazy. Please feed them REAL food - their health is what determines our future. #healthykids #healthyworld #fork...

    thenoblepathfoundation: ""According to one recent large-scale study, a STAGGERING 40 PERCENT of children ages six through 11 have elevated cholesterol levels. And more children than ever are now at risk for high blood pressure. The risks only multiply when it comes to the third of American children who are overweight or obese: SEVENTY PERCENT of obese children have at least one precursor for heart disease." ____________________________________________🥦

Not only is this NOT ok, it is imperative that we take action to change the diets of our children NOW. What we put on the end of their forks matters, and it matters deeply. A bowl of sugary marshmallow treats for breakfast is NOT magically delicious - nor is a diet high in processed meats and junk food. As adults, we often search for the healthiest option on the menu when we dine out and then order the worst food possible from the children's menu for our kids. This is crazy. Please feed them REAL food - their health is what determines our future.
#healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #eatREALfood"
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  • Chillin’ with my young and enthusiastic homies at the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts. I'm so very grateful for these incredibly fun and rewarding enrichment opportunities to help promote #healthykids for a #healthyworld. Many thanks to John Schutza, Diana O’Daniels and the OCASA staff for having me!! ____________________________________________🍎 If you are interested in a Real Food Forum for your classroom, school, youth group, sports team, business or organization, please contact us at info@thenoblepathfoundation.org or leave a voice message at (949) 234-7259. No group is too small or too big and as always, it's absolutely FREE thanks to our generous donors and proceeds from our annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event (coming at you this year on Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE)! "Individually we are but one drop, but together we are an OCEAN." #TheNoblePathFoundation #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #RealFoodForums #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #sportschallenges

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Chillin’ with my young and enthusiastic homies at the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts. I'm so very grateful for these incredibly fun and rewarding enrichment opportunities to help promote #healthykids for a #healthyworld. Many thanks to John Schutza, Diana O’Daniels and the OCASA staff for having me!! ____________________________________________🍎

If you are interested in a Real Food Forum for your classroom, school, youth group, sports team, business or organization, please contact us at info@thenoblepathfoundation.org or leave a voice message at (949) 234-7259. No group is too small or too big and as always, it's absolutely FREE thanks to our generous donors and proceeds from our annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event (coming at you this year on Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE)! "Individually we are but one drop, but together we are an OCEAN." #TheNoblePathFoundation #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #RealFoodForums #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #sportschallenges"
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  • This year’s 5th Annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, featuring our famous BATTLE OF THE GYMS will be Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE!! Love seeing this beast at 24 Hr. Fitness every time I workout. The Golden Kettlebell was the award their team took home at our very first event. Every year since then a new gym has earned bragging rights: Crunch Fitness (2016), Laguna Niguel Racquet Club (2017) and last year’s winner, Dana Point Crossfit. Who will hoist the heavy metal this year??? Make sure to come and find out! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #sportschallenges #funforthewholefamily #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation @24hf_sanclemente @crunchsanclemente @lagunaniguelracquetclub @crossfitdanapoint @orangetheory_san_clemente @oc_athletix @socalbootcamp @bodiesbysnow @konversionfit @communityoutreachalliance

    thenoblepathfoundation: "This year’s 5th Annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, featuring our famous BATTLE OF THE GYMS will be Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE!! Love seeing this beast at 24 Hr. Fitness every time I workout. The Golden Kettlebell was the award their team took home at our very first event. Every year since then a new gym has earned bragging rights: Crunch Fitness (2016), Laguna Niguel Racquet Club (2017) and last year’s winner, Dana Point Crossfit. Who will hoist the heavy metal this year??? Make sure to come and find out!  #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #sportschallenges #funforthewholefamily #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation @24hf_sanclemente @crunchsanclemente @lagunaniguelracquetclub @crossfitdanapoint @orangetheory_san_clemente @oc_athletix @socalbootcamp @bodiesbysnow @konversionfit @communityoutreachalliance"
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  • “If you’re helping someone and expecting something in return, you’re doing business, not kindness.” #bekind #becaring #begenerous #repeat

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  • And don’t forget - it’s not about how fast you are or how far you go - you’re still lapping everyone on the couch!! Go get em!! #healthiswealth #justdoit #everyjourneybeginswiththefirststep #thenoblepathfoundation

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  • You don’t need a New Years resolution to make a fresh start. A new beginning can happen with your very next bite. It’s actually quite simple: Eat REAL food, mostly plants, and you’ll quickly experience what “nourish to flourish” really feels like. What we put on the end of our forks has more healing power than anything we find in a bottle of pills... #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #eatrealfood #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "You don’t need a New Years resolution to make a fresh start. A new beginning can happen with your very next bite. It’s actually quite simple: Eat REAL food, mostly plants, and you’ll quickly experience what “nourish to flourish” really feels like. What we put on the end of our forks has more healing power than anything we find in a bottle of pills... #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #eatrealfood #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Lessons we can share with our children about bullying: _____________________________________________ “What Sally says about Susy says more about Sally than Susy.” _____________________________________________ “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” _____________________________________________ “You never look good making someone else look bad.” _____________________________________________ “Meanness is a sign of weakness.” _____________________________________________ “Courage is fire. Bullying is just smoke.” _____________________________________________ “If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.” _____________________________________________ “When we judge someone, we are only revealing a part of ourselves that needs healing.” _____________________________________________ #bekind #becompassionate #becaring #healthymind #healthybody #happysoul #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Lessons we can share with our children about bullying:

_____________________________________________ “What Sally says about Susy says more about Sally than Susy.” _____________________________________________ “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” _____________________________________________ “You never look good making someone else look bad.” _____________________________________________ “Meanness is a sign of weakness.” _____________________________________________ “Courage is fire. Bullying is just smoke.” _____________________________________________ “If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.” _____________________________________________ “When we judge someone, we are only revealing a part of ourselves that needs healing.” _____________________________________________

#bekind #becompassionate #becaring #healthymind #healthybody #happysoul #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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