Fit Kidz Resources
Information for Parents
Childhood obesity and lack of exercise in children’s lives has become a hot topic in the last few years. Inactivity can be caused by several reasons--rising popularity of handheld electronics; busy extracurricular schedules that allow little time for outside play; concern for safety; the declining hours of physical education in schools. The number of children in the US that are considered obese has quadrupled in the last 30 years. As a result, we are seeing a drastic increase in the development of chronic diseases—type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure. What is the solution?
Strong kidz are healthy kidz! Athletes taking part in any Fizikly Fit Kidz programs will learn Olympic-style lifting technique in a controlled, positive environment under the supervision of a knowledgeable, certified coach. Emphasis is placed on proper technique, not maximum load, and the athletes focus on body position, movement patterns, and progressions. This type of training has been shown to improve sports performance, rehabilitate injuries, prevent injuries, and enhance long-term health.
To learn more about the benefits of weight lifting for youth, check out the links located in the accordion panel to the right.