kids fitness

This eight-week plan outlines how to take build your youth athletes up to competition season or an upcoming event. Workout frequency, intensity, and exercise variety are all addressed.
We all have busy lives, and as such sometimes spend too much time "resting." The truth is the choices we make and the time we spend sedentary is literally killing us - and our children.
Remembering the death of teen track star Arielle Newman got me thinking about how we coach our kids. We want them to succeed, but parents and coaches need to look at the bigger picture.
Popularized by bodybuilder Bob Gajda in the 1960s, PHA training has proven useful with kids. Its focus on NOT creating a pump keeps them enjoying exercise. Find out how it works and how to do it.
Meet Kanon Kayyem and Isaac Carrillo, two of the next CrossFit generation. It has not only taught them about community and nutrition, but enables them to do things like 100+ burpees in 10 min.
Researchers took a look at the benefits of strength training in 11-12 year-olds and the impact was astounding. No longer considered dangerous, weight training can be highly beneficial for kids.
This is a 12-week conditioning program designed to get adolescent athletes ready for their sport. By being in better shape, they will play their sport better and be more likely to remain injury free.
Many parents and kids write physical education off as an unimportant class, but research shows P.E. not only helps your children's physical health, but it increases their learning ability as well.
Biomechanics isn't just for elite athletes and physical therapists. Katy Bowman, founder of the Restorative Exercise Institute, discusses 'baby biomechanics' and what feet have to do with it.
This year two of my CrossFit Kids LA students, one of them being my daughter, competed in the Teen Gauntlet competition. They were amazing, physically and mentally, as was the event itself.
Mexican American children are 60% more likely to be overweight. Scientists studied a population of Mexican American kids to determine what parenting methods could lead to better eating habits.
Parents are role models for kids. There's no denying it. And if you're sedentary and at risk for disease, your kids will be too. New research sheds light on the impact of active parents on their kids.
You've probably heard of Montessori schools, but did you know the founder also addressed physical education? Here are 5 lessons from Maria Montessori that have helped me keep my young kids active.
WOD Toys provide a unique opportunity for parents and coaches to teach young children about fitness - and get a good laugh in the mean time.
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.