As parents it’s important to put your children in the best possible position to succeed!
If you have a child that plays sports, is growing fast, overweight, or maybe has a disability, working with our qualified, caring and experienced GBC Personal Trainer is a great start for improving your child’s health and laying a foundation for a healthy life.
Having our professional staff help your child get in better shape, improve motor skills, build confidence in a safe environment can make a huge life long positive impact in their lives. Our personal trainers work with all age groups and skill levels, from the beginner to the serious competitor.
GBC has kids training covered!
Great reasons why exercise is so important for your child…
Promoting healthy growth and development– These benefits continue into adulthood as kids who exercise are more likely to keep exercising as adults.
Helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight– Regular exercise combined with a healthy diet can help to reduce the likelihood of your child being overweight or obese. If weight loss needs to occur, then exercise can reduce it in a healthy way.
Improves cardiovascular health– The heart is the most important muscle that gets exercised during physical activity. Regular exercise helps to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Improves balance, flexibility, coordination and strength– Balance and coordination skills are necessary for everyday life. Improved muscle strength and flexibility improves a child’s overall health and physical fitness.
Assists in the development of gross and fine motor skills– Fine motor skills involve the refined use of the muscles in the hand, fingers and thumbs are important in writing, feeding oneself and buttoning a shirt.
Gross motor skills– Enable a child to perform everyday functions such as walking, running and sporting skills.
Improves posture– Poor posture in children can result in fatigue, back and neck pain and headaches. Children who have spines that are out of alignment or deformed due to chronic slouching are less developed in physical coordination and as a result cognitive coordination.
Improves concentration and thinking skills– Studies have shown that exercising improves a child’s academic achievement. Exercise encourages your brain to work at maximum capacity by causing nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections and protecting them from damage.
Overweight and obesity– Have also been linked to lower cognitive, school and later life achievement.
Boosts confidence and self-esteem– This may be related to exercise and its ability to boost mood, increase positivity and strengthen self-worth.
Relieves stress and promotes relaxation– Exercise is a fantastic way to relieve stress and anxiety, as children can be affected by these problems. It can also improve sleep which is critical for a child’s overall health and well being.
Provides opportunities to develop social skills and make friends– Exercising in a group provides a chance for a child to make new friends and work as a team.