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Join in on the world's largest exercise class!
The Tri-Fit-A-Thon (TFAT) is a unique
exercise program developed to measure the growth of a child's muscular
strength. All you need is 3 minutes with 3 different
exercises, and you are on your way. The Tri-Fit-A-Thon can take
place at your local school, YMCA, recreation department, or even at
home with parents.
TFAT was originally created to be a non-competitive program, but some individuals have chosen to use it as a competition. The three basic components recommended for a TFAT program are push-ups, curl-ups, and pull-ups. The examples on this web site will use those 3 exercises, however there is flexibility with the 3 exercises you decide to use. Descriptions of the 3 exercises can be found by clicking the 'Exercises' link to the left.