Posts in category "Kids Fitness"

Snowed in 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 »

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 »

3 Tips to Improve Your Kid's Running & Change of Direction Skills

3 Tips to Improve Your Kid's Running & Change of Direction 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 to 8 years old who have just... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Juice Plus+ My Favorite Vitamin

I give Juice Plus+ vitamins to my kids.  They really love them.  I believe in the product and think they are better than the other gummy type vitamins for kids.  Here is a recent article written by John Blair from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. We all know that these are challenging economic times.  While there... Read more »
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Parents:Advise From a 4 Time Black Belt on Picking a Martial Arts School

How do I pick a martial arts school for my child? This is the most common question I get from parents.  Besides owning POW! MMA (over 10 years in the West Loop) and POW! Kids, I teach at the Montessori Academy of Chicago (MAC). My classes there are athletic driven and focus on developing children’s... Read more »

Girls Can Do Anything, Show Your Daughter

I loved watching this.  Although I discovered this was a rejected commercial shot by Gatorade, I watched it three times and then showed my daughter Isis.  She said, “I want to do that!”  She started jumping off various pillows and on the sofa (she is 3).  Despite the staging put into this, it is worth... Read more »

Does Your Child Have ADHD? New Info You Must Know.

Does Your Child Have ADHD? New Info You Must Know.
It is scary to read stories that link various children’s disorders with a higher incidence of drug abuse. A USAToday.com story has reported that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) have up to three times more likelihood than other kids to abuse drugs or become dependent on various substances like marijuana and even nicotine.... Read more »
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Judo is Great for Kids! FREE Olympic Judo Class Tuesday, April 26th

The 2012 Olympics are right around the corner.  They will be taking place in London. Entirely new structures are being built throughout London.  These additions to the London landscape are the Energy Centre, Primary Substation and Pumping Station.   New roads, bridges and walk ways between parks will funnel the millions expected to visit.  One... Read more »