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Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

For our Kids Gym, we’re always thinking up new ways to make fitness more game-like. Kids are building habits and learning how to discipline themselves, and bringing a little fun to something difficult can make all the difference. Heck, it can make all the difference with adults, too. How To Play Each day of exercise, each child rolls 2 six-sided dice to determine which exercises they will do. Each child rolls for their own work out and for each exercise/box. They can add dice together or use them separately each time. The goal is not to have to re-roll the...

Kids Gym – Strength Training For Tweens and Teens

Kids Gym – Strength Training For Tweens and Teens

Our Kids Gym includes a variety of physical activities. Two days a week we have strength training. Strength training in children can: Increase muscle strength and endurance Help protect muscles and joints from injuries Develop proper techniques that kids can continue to use asthey grow older Strengthen bones Help promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels Help maintain a healthy weight Improve confidence and self-esteem How Safe? Health care and fitness professional groups — including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association — agree that a supervised strength training...