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You’re never too young to start caring about your health and wellbeing. That’s why Impact Zone offers kids fitness programs for our youngest clients. We understand that kids are playing more sports these days and are playing multiple sports. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and a fully equipped gym to succeed in any sport. Whether you want to start a workout routine, lose weight, prepare for an upcoming sports season, or simply stay in shape; Impact Zone makes it easy for you to work out with a parent by your side.

Workout programs for kids

Most school-aged children will take part in physical education classes, which will have varying curriculum based on their ages. The youngest (3 and 4) will likely learn how to skip, play relay games, and be taught how to throw a ball. As the children age, the classes become a little more involved. The best age for a child to start working out with his or her parents is around the age of six, especially if he or she is playing organized sports like soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, track, or swimming.

Some of the best strength-training workout programs for kids around the age of six are as follows:

  • Leg raises
  • Squats
  • Bear crawls
  • Lunges
  • Burpees
  • Mountain climbers
  • Star jumps
  • Sit-ups

Encouraging your child to workout

If your child comes to you with the ambition to begin working out it’s important that you encourage your child to do so. It might be difficult at first to fit their workouts into an already jam-packed schedule. However, you need to help your child with their goal of getting into shape or maintaining a strong physical shape in order for them to succeed in their sport of choice. Encourage your child to workout at home, at Impact Zone in Norwood, New Jersey, and whenever they have the opportunity to do so.

Strike Zone Kids
✔ Weight Lifting
✔ Cardio
✔ Full-Body Conditioning
✔ Make Fitness Fun

When to begin lifting weights

Let’s face it; some kids develop earlier than others when it comes to muscles. So, what is an appropriate age for your child to begin lifting weights? For the most part, your child should wait until they hit puberty before they begin lifting weights. This is typically around the age of 13 or 14. You don’t always have to wait until puberty, as some kids between the ages of 9-12 can be trained in light free weights, resistance bands, and bodyweight exercises.

Full-body conditioning for kids

If your child is interested in full-body conditioning, there are a handful of exercises they can take part in at Impact Zone that will help them strengthen their entire body in preparation for a sport or to simply stay in shape. These exercises include the following:

  • Plank to low squat
  • Split jack
  • Push-ups
  • Star jumps
  • Inchworm
  • Push-up to side plank
  • Speed skaters

We make kids fitness fun

The team at Impact Zone makes kids fitness fun for children of all ages. We understand that working out isn’t always enjoyable, especially if it’s done in the early morning hours before a long day at school or at night after a long day at school. However, we do everything possible to make sure our youngest clients have fun each time they walk through the doors of Impact Zone. rest assured we will evaluate your child and their needs in order to tailor a workout routine for them as every child is different.

Why kids fitness is important

There is still an obesity epidemic that plagues our country. The rates of obesity in adults throughout the country continue to climb each year. More and more children are dealing with obesity these days for various reasons, including genetics, lack of exercise, and poor diet choices among others.

Kids’ fitness is incredibly important these days as the right trainer and workout routine can help kids avoid obesity or other health issues as they age. The sooner your child gets into a workout routine, the sooner he or she will learn to hold themselves accountable for their actions and decisions, which can help them later in life.

Children who spend too much time indoors, sitting on the couch, watching television or playing video games, tend to have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other health problems. A lack of exercise can also affect your child’s posture, eye function, neck alignment, muscle development, bone development, and self-esteem.

Visit Impact Zone today for a tour

Has your child expressed interest in beginning a workout routine outside of physical education class at school? Does your child wish to lose weight? Does he or she want to improve their overall health and agility in preparation for a sport? If so, it’s time to bring them to Impact Zone in Norwood, New Jersey for a tour. Bring them along the next time you come for a workout so they can meet our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Call us today at 201-775-1025 to schedule a tour or to ask about our available classes.