Until recently it was thought that resistance training was unsafe and ineffective for children. Other myths circulated, suggesting, for example, that resistance training would stunt a child’s growth and worsen cardiovascular health and the flexibility and range of motion necessary to excel in sports.
Today we know that children and teens who participate in resistance training experience a variety of physical benefits, such as increased strength, decreased risk of injury, improved long-term health and enhanced sports performance. In addition, resistance training can increase children’s self-esteem and confidence The benefits are further enhanced and the risks reduced when youth are under the supervision and instruction of a personal trainer.
Team play isn’t for everyone though, and as kids get older, they are easily discouraged if they feel their performance doesn’t measure up to their peers, and puberty can make them feel ashamed of their bodies. Training is the solution.
- Reduce anxiety, stress, and depression
- Improve self-esteem
- Boost academic performance
- Help establish lifelong healthy habits
- Enhances sports performance
That’s in addition to the way fitness helps teens manage their weight, build muscle strength and bone mass, and control blood pressure.
1) Semi Private training for your children. 2 – 4 people in the group between the ages of 13 – 17. This is a more personalized option that will offer your group more personalized programming and scheduling.
$35-$45 per session taxes included
2) Small Group classes. We would need a min of 5 people to start. The times would be fixed for after-school. Feedback on your interest and what times would work for your teen would be valuable for us. This option will be a 10 – 12 week program either 1 or 2 times a week. Prices to follow.
It will work out to approx $15-$20 per session.