ENERGIZE Get Out and Play

What is Energize?

Funded by the YMCA Endowment Fund, Energize is an in school program that strives to cater to preventing childhood obesity by providing lessons on healthy eating choices and the importance of 60 minutes of exercise per day.


Programming runs from September through May and classes meet anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes each week. Each class receives an enriching experience through active and visual lessons and additional physical education to add to their school day.

Energize in the Community

The Energize program currently incorporates sessions on health and wellness to 36 MCCSC 4th grade classrooms in all 13 MCCSC elementary schools.


Energize collaborates with IU Americorp, IU Community Health, Olcott Cancer Center, IU Public Health, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Active Living Coalition, and IU Dietetics Department.

The Goals of Energize:

  • Prevent childhood obesity
  • Develop healthy lifestyles
  • Improve behavior
  • Increase physical activity in the school schedule
  • Promote positive character development by providing activities that emphasize team building
  • Create awareness of healthy food choices and their benefits by incorporating "My Plate" education

Interested? Contact:

Principles or teachers interested in learning more about the Energize Program and what it can do for your school should contact

Nancy Wroblewski,

or (812) 961-2154

Nancy Wroblewski,

Community Outreach Director

Nancy Wroblewski received her bachelor's and master's degree in Recreational Therapy from Indiana University in 1980. Her husband is a retired naval officer which allowed her to live and work in many interesting places before settling in Bloomington in 1997. She began her career at the YMCA in 1997 as the Fit Trip Coordinator, created adapted PE programs for Binford Elementary Schools, and eventually created and grew the Energize Program in 2007. She has traveled the country presenting the Energize Program.