Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Personal Trainers Whip Kids Into Shape

“Jumping hurdles, doing box jumps, and walking up on a revolving ladder are just some of the exercises Aundrea Lagana does with her personal trainer. ‘It's really fun,’ Aundrea said, ‘I like the machines. And the ladder is my favorite.’ Since starting this past year, Aundrea, 8, has improved her flexibility and agility - making her a star in her jazz acrobatics class, said her mother Rye Brook resident Rosa Lagana, Getting children personal trainers and into the gym to improve their fitness and coordination is a growing trend in Greenwich and nationwide. Children ages 6 to 17 comprise 17 percent of the 6.3 million people who used personal trainers in 2006 and the numbers continue to rise each year, according to data from the Boston-based International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association. Here in town parents pay up to $100 a session to get their child a customized gym experience. Parents whose children work with personal trainers say the expense is worthwhile because it helps promote healthy habits and is another way to get them doing sports and being active.”


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