Category: Kids Fitness

Achieving Pull-ups & Chin-ups for your 2018 Fitness Goal

Achieving Pull-ups & Chin-ups for your 2018 Fitness Goal
January is historically a time when people focus on goal setting. Although I have rebelled against this annual ritual by starting my personal goals mid-December; I do realize that the holidays are a huge obstacle for many who want to improve their fitness level. Instead of giving advise to people who need to start working... Read more »

10 Guidelines for Youth Strength Training

10 Guidelines for Youth Strength Training
All kids should be involved in a fitness or exercise program. Although many kids participate in sports, their practices and games do not guarantee that they are exercising for the recommended 60 minutes a day. According to American College of Sports Medicine, kids should be working out at a moderate to high intensity on a... Read more »

10 Agility Ladder Drills

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to increase your overall cardio while improving your coordination and athleticism, add an agility ladder to your program.  There are several products on the market and many of them will even fit in a small space. The addition of an agility ladder can open the doors to... Read more »
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5 Mistakes Coaches Make and 5 Improvements to be Better

5 Mistakes Coaches Make and 5 Improvements to be Better
I think most parents are grateful for their kid’s coaches.  It is not a great paying job (often no pay) and kids require an enormous amount of energy.  Nonetheless, paid coaches and volunteers must still adhere to a code of professionalism when taking on this responsibility. Coaching is a position where you motivate as you... Read more »

3 Affordable Ideas for an Active Birthday Party in Chicago

3 Affordable Ideas for an Active Birthday Party in Chicago
Hosting a kid’s birthday party is expensive these days.  If you have several children, or if their birthdays are close together it can be financially challenging for a parent.  I own a business that puts on active theme-driven birthday parties.   Although we are not the most expensive place to have your party, indoor kids... Read more »

Snowed in? Home workout with a toddler

No school again!  Snowed in with crazy children, with a ton of energy.  My 4 year old is simply a wind up toy that has unlimited batteries.  He is like a border collie puppy. Hyper, energetic, happy, mischievous and never tired until he passes out.  These snow days kill me.  On the one hand, I... Read more »
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Superhero Training Workout at Home with Your Kid

Superhero Training Workout at Home with Your Kid
Polar Vortex!!!!!!  Have you had a flashback yet about last winter?  Do your friends in other states tease you about Chicago’s diabolical, illogical, maniacal winters?  Well, mine do!   The curse of Dr. Freeze was obviously awful, but the worse part of the long and brutal winter was being stuck at home with my 3 kids... Read more »

Improve Your Kid's Running Skills

Improve Your Kid's Running Skills
Tips to Improve Your Kid’s Running Skills Most sports require the need to change directions.  When training this specific skill, you will discover you are working all the muscles in your legs and in your feet.  When developing this skill in children the intensity should be fairly moderate.  The goal for young children, ages 5... Read more »

Chicago Hosts National Karate Tournament this Weekend

Chicago’s Hyatt on Wacker hosted for the second time, the 47th AKA Grand Nationals this weekend.  This highly respected martial arts tournament offers karate, kung fu, tae kwon do and various other styles the opportunity to compete.  What is amazing about martial arts tournaments is that all levels and ages group compete in the same... Read more »
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I Think Football, Hockey is More Dangerous for Kids Than Boxing

How do you feel about boxing for kids?  I am a fan of the sport and feel that it is an excellent choice for kids who do not blend well in the team play dynamic.  Sports like the martial arts, golf and tennis offer kids an amazing athletic experience and team-training environment without the pressure... Read more »