Friday, December 11, 2009

Babes in Gyms: Testing Fitness Classes

“Does your six-month-old need to hit the gym? A growing number of kiddie fitness class providers say yes. Indeed, some companies offer gym programs for babies as young as six weeks old. With concern over the childhood obesity rate soaring, it's no surprise that parents are eager to teach their babies and young children to be active. They'll find no shortage of options if they decide to enroll in a class. Chains and independent centers around the country run programs where parents bring babies and toddlers to a play setting to practice climbing, walking, crawling and balancing under the supervision of an instructor. Many of these companies are expanding nationally and even globally. But how soon is too soon to steer young children to physical fitness?...

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