Freddy and the Fireman: Spartanburg dads use YouTube to keep kids active, safe

  • Source: Asheville Citizen Times - Metered Site
  • Published: 03/16/2023 12:00 AM

Balancing screen time and physical activity can feel like a losing proposition for parents, but two Spartanburg dads are taking the challenge personally. Justin Rollins, a personal trainer and the father of three young children, is the creator of Freddy and the Fireman, a website and YouTube channel that aims to get kids and parents moving. He works with Pelham-Batesville firefighter Jason Worthy, who is also a personal trainer and a father of four, to add safety tips that engage children and make learning fun. Rollins said the idea started when he noticed that kids, including his, are fascinated with YouTube videos. “I was thinking, why not do something beneficial for kids? I know, it's like throwing a stone in the ocean, but I wanted to put something out there – a healthy option – if they're going to be watching something,” he said. “Let's get them to move, at least.”


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