wellness spotlight Youth Fitness

Youth Obesity: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Pete Guzman 0
This sentiment in the title from Benjamin Franklin is as true today as ever, especially when it comes to fitness and health. The past 50 years have seen a nearly triple increase in obesity rates for adults and youths, costing the American people $147 ...
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Workout Plans Youth Fitness

Workouts for Kid Athletes: Strength Training Exercises and Conditioning

Kevin Williamson 0
There has been an increasing shift from unstructured play to more specialized forms of training for kid athletes. Whether they should participate in strength training, what age they should begin, and what the best training methods are has been an area of ...
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Youth Fitness

How to Become a Youth Sports Coach

Kevin Williamson 1
“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a LIFE.” – John Wooden It is a privilege to witness a young person's development. In one instance, a young athlete comes to you that may have never been a part of an organized sport, but by the ...
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CPT Youth Fitness

Family Fitness: 5 Easy Exercises Tips to Keep a Family Well

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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We can teeter on using the term "fit" to refer to a family's health and wellbeing, but that can all-too-often encompass a notion that a family's goals are performative. Being WELL is the goal.
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Nutrition American Fitness Magazine Youth Fitness

How to Coach Adolescents on Nutrition Decisions

Sarah Snyder
Sarah Snyder
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Youth exercise professionals are in a powerful position to positively influence eating behaviors. This is when independence begins to be established with regard to food and beverage choices and meal preparation. Coaches and trainers - even Youth Sports ...
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Youth Fitness

Enhancing General Fitness and Athletic Performance for Children

Khalil Shakeel 0
Daily active play and physical activity have traditionally been an important part of life for children and adolescents. The desire and need for children to move and play has decreased due to their passion for computers and social media (Faigenbaum, ...
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Senior Fitness Youth Fitness

Training Considerations for Older & Younger Populations

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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A skilled fitness professional should have the capacity to handle a variety of special populations. The needs and training goals of older adults and children differ greatly from those of teens or young and middle adults.
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Youth Fitness

Teaching Kids Sports: Foundations for Youth Athletes

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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The main goal for children, when it comes to exercise, is for them to move. However, while we’re encouraging young “athletes-to-be” how to move their body and move them well, we are setting the foundation for their future in sports and life (in general).
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Workout Plans Youth Fitness

Running For Kids: A Helpful Guide

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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Running is something that our bodies were built to do. An integral component of movement within the majority of most sports, running [efficiency], can dictate success for most athletes early on in their skill development. Cardiovascular benefits from ...
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Youth Fitness

Keeping Kids Fit and Active During COVID-19

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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With the rise of transmission with COVID-19, many schools have stopped teaching in-class courses for the remainder of the school year. This means working parents and caregivers have the task of teaching kids virtually - as well as taking on the role of a ...
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