CPT Fitness Youth Fitness

Exercise for Kids: Benefits, Risks & Exercise Tips

Adam Annaccone
Adam Annaccone |
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily (1). However, less than 24% of children ages 6-17 meet this daily ...
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Weight Loss Youth Fitness

Understanding Childhood Obesity

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
A growing epidemic facing the next generation of Americans is childhood obesity. This epidemic will have lasting effects on health, wellbeing, and rising healthcare costs. In fact, childhood obesity has roughly tripled over the past 30 years (1). Experts ...
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American Fitness Magazine Youth Fitness

Getting Young Athletes Off to a Strong Start

Mike Bracko |
  Originally appeared in the 2017 spring issue of American Fitness Magazine. Conditioning can keep kids off the sidelines by improving skills and reducing injuries. You've probably heard that today's youth are lazy, overweight and addicted to gaming. ...
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Workout Plans Youth Fitness

Fun and Effective Group Youth Programming Strategies

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
When putting together group training programs for kids - fun is the name of the game.
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