Thursday, August 19, 2010

Adult Gyms Encourage Kids To Come Join The (Health) Club

“The games they play leave little doubt about the ideology: Duck, Duck, Goose with squats; Hot Potato with a medicine ball. In response to the prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States, traditionally adult health clubs have begun offering fitness programs designed specifically for kids - combining exercise movements, athletic skills and basic nutrition guidance with aspects of childhood that are familiar and fun. At the same time, motivated by health concerns, competitive athletics and vanity, teens are working out more frequently in adult gyms, especially over the summer months. Team CrossFit, an independently owned gym in Woodland Hills, launched CrossFit Kids in June. The collection of fitness The appeal is not hard to grasp: Parents can work out...

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