kids fitness

A new study looked at different tactics used by parents to get their children to eat well, and determined which were most effective. Cleaning your plate turns out not to be the best idea.
Being overweight has an enormous impact on children, physically, mentally, and emotionally. What can we do to change the obesity trend? Here are 5 ideas you can implement with the kids in your life.
There are safe and healthy ways to train teenagers with weights. Strength training can actually be good for developing their muscular and neurological systems. Here's the right way to do it.
Girls still aren't taught sports like boys are. That's what Australian researchers discovered when trying to determine the effectiveness of elementary physical education.
You know sugar is bad for you, but do you know what excessive sugar intake does to your child? And that it is as powerful as cocaine addition? Find out how sugar affects the brain of your child.
Who holds the women's powerlifting world record for the 97-pound division raw squat? A 10-year-old named Naomi Kutin who squats almost 215lbs. Meet the Kutin family of powerlifters.
New research shows better cardiorespiratory fitness results in better reading and math scores for boys and girls. These studies emphasize the importance of physical fitness as a part of education.
Whether you're a parent or a coach, instilling a love of fitness in our children is crucial for improving quality of life. Here are 9 articles on kids fitness from parents and coaches.
Kids of CrossFitters want to compete, too. The inaugural IronWorks Youth Challenge will be the biggest CrossFit competition for kids ever, giving them their own Games-style experience.
Forget your personal trainer. If you want to observe the basics of human movement, go play with a baby for a couple hours. You might learn a thing or two.
Whether they realize it or not, parents are a child's first example of fitness and nutrition habits - a "first coach," so to speak. But where do the roles of parent and coach part ways?
Having been a kids coach I can safely say the experience had a profound effect on my coaching of clients of any age. Coaching kids makes you a better coach overall and here's why.
Eric Chessen writes about the challenges of working with autistic training clients - and, surprisingly, how the same tools he uses can apply to to any training client, child or adult, autistic or not.
Not only does hiking promote a lifetime of fitness and active lifestyle, but it also instills a love of the outdoors. A quiet hike is quality family-time and a good escape from hectic daily life.
As a parent I've wondered: Are kettlebells safe and effective for kids? Although they’ve certainly gained in popularity in recent years for adult use, are they also safe and effective for children?
Ever since I became a work-at-home mom, I found it more and more difficult to work yoga into my daily routine. Then one day my daughter joined me and some amazing things happened for both of us!