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.

Will it help them stay fit, compete in sports or will it hamper their growth and pose an injury risk? Experts answer these questions and more.
Pediatricians are often asked about the safety and efficacy of strength-training programs for children and adolescents. Check out their updated policy...
In addition to the well-documented increases in muscular strength and endurance, resistance training has been used to improve function in pediatric patients with neurologic disorders.
Strength training for youth has become one of the most popular and evolving ways to enhance athletic performance. Current evidence puts the age old myths to bed.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association recognizes/supports the premise that many benefits associated with adult training programs are attainable by children and adolescents with age-specific guidelines.
The data available supports the notion that the prepubertal years may be the most opportune stage of growth when the skeleton is most responsive to exercise.
Childhood obesity and inactivity have dramatically increased over the last decade but favorable body composition changes are attainable. Well designed fitness programs can be part of a comprehensive strategy for all boys and girls, including those with a disinterest in physical activity.
Previous research has shown children can increase muscular strength and muscular endurance as a result of regular participation in a progressive resistance training program. But, can muscular strength and muscular endurance really be improved during the childhood years?
For 100s of years farming communities across America have kids moving heavy loads from a young age. Yet these kids grow to normal height?