Why should I choose Fit N Fun Kids?
I designed Fit N Fun Kids because I wanted our youth to see fitness as fun. With the alarming rise in childhood obesity (1 in 3 kids are overweight, that rate has tripled since 1963), P.E. programs becoming budget causalities, and sports programs becoming super competitive, I wanted to design a program where kids could come and have fun while improving their cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
Studies have also shown that behaviors learned in childhood tend to follow us to adulthood. So an active child = an active adult. Injury prevention has become increasingly important as team sports continue to be more demanding and competitive. These same disciplines can follow your child into adulthood to help them deal with everyday stress and anxiety. So, these skills are equally valuable for your mind and your body. Training with me will keep your child in the game and playing their best!
Whether you chose 1 on 1, group sessions or game play the emphasis will be on fun and functional movements. Your child will be working yet not even realizing it.
Do I need to purchase equipment for my child to participate?
Absolutely not! We will provide the equipment and games to make it a terrific and challenging seesion.
How can I reach you?
What age groups do you work with?
I will work with any child from age 6 to age 16. No matter your physical capacity, Current weight or athletic skill we have a class or training program for you. Contact me to discuss the best options for your child.
Do I need medical clearance for my child to participate?
If your child has certain physical limitations then a signed clearance from your physician will be necessary. In our first meeting we can determine if that will be necessary for your particular situation.
Why is exercising important for my child?
The bottom line… a sedentary life style during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of developing major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis later in life. On average, young people between the ages of 2-18 spend an astounding four hours a day using electronic media (Kaiser Family foundation, 1999). By the time they graduate they will have likely spent more time in front of the television than in school.
Wow, if that is not motivation to get moving I don’t know what is! Participation in physical activity programs helps to build and maintain healthy bones and joints, enhance motor performance skills, reduce fat and control weight, and lower blood cholesterol. It also reduces feelings of anxiety and depression and helps boys and girls feel better about themselves. (Youth Fitness, by Avery D. Faigenbaum and Wayne Westcott, copyright 2001).
What if I have additional questions?
I am always available to answer your questions. Simply contact me!