Why should my kid be concerned with strength training?
Strength training for kids offers many of the same benefits that it does for adults. We also know that lifestyle habits are almost entirely determined by caregivers in the first decade and a half of life. All of the research shows it to be safe and effective. Furthermore, it is endorsed and supported by the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some of the areas that your kids may see improvements:
Increased muscle strength & endurance.
Increased bone density.
Increased ligament and tendon strength.
Decreased risk from sports and activity related injuries.
Improved sports performance.
Promotes healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Decreased body fat composition.
Is strength training safe for kids?
YES! Strength training is different than weight lifting, bodybuilding or powerlifting. We promote lighter weight with more repetitions, aiming for about 10 – 20 reps in a minute. All of the movements are multi-joint, closed kinetic chain movements where the moving limb is held in a fixed position ensuring proper form and safety.
We always have one of our certified fitness coaches close at hand to encourage the kids and make sure proper technique is used at all times kids. We suggest two to three sessions a week, on non-consecutive days.
My child is an athlete playing sports, can Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic help?
YES! The greatness of the program is that it tailors to the athletes need. The athlete will be placed in proper classes according to their needs. If your child is in baseball, softball, basketball, football, volleyball, the Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic program will assist in taking your child’s skills and talents to the next level!
What is the Calexico Youth Wellness ClinicAthlete development program??
The Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic Athlete development program offers children and adolescents the opportunity to take their passion for the sport to the next level. They will hone their skills; improve in all areas from strength to flexibility to mental toughness that will translate into their chosen sport. From your little leaguer to your student athlete reaching for a scholarship Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic has a program for you.
Can you tell me more about the nutrition program?
Our approach to teaching nutrition is simple and fun; using hands-on, creative ways to stress the importance of eating healthy. Research confirms that children need an integrated approach to healthy weight management that includes both physical activity and nutrition education. Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic and adolescences go above and beyond our competition by having a nutrition program that is designed and implemented by registered dietitians and highly qualified nutritionist.
Our nutrition program includes classes for children and parents, which are taught by registered dietitians. Families will learn about basic nutrition concepts and how to employ positive eating habits through hands-on activities that include cooking and food demonstrations.
Free Monthly Nutrition Workshops: Our 30 minute workshops include plenty of activities and games and are taught by our registered dietitians. We discuss a variety of topics such as sports nutrition, healthy eating out, healthy snacking, basic cooking lessons and more. Parents can stay afterward to participate in a round table discussion with our registered dietitian to get tips and advice on creating a healthy eating home for their family.
Can you tell me more about the exercise classes?
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How many days of the week can my child go to Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic?
For the best results, we suggest two to three sessions a week of the strength training circuit, on nonconsecutive days. If you would like to come more often, we strongly recommend a group exercise class or a workout comprised of the cardio machines, F.I.T. Stations and interactive video games. We take these precautions to make sure the kids are achieving maximal benefits without overtraining.
Can my child stay longer than 45 minutes?
The fun lasts about 45 minutes, but an additional 15 – 20 minutes can be spent on flexibility and encouragement games. We use this as a fun reward system for your child. We believe all of life successes (no matter how big or small) deserve rewards.
My children are already involved with after-school activities, how will Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic be beneficial to them?
We are more than a gym or kids program. We provide children with the opportunity to develop life-long nutrition and fitness habits with a hands-on an educational approach. You will find that Calexico Youth Wellness Clinic is a great complement to any activity your child may already be enrolled in. Athletes are encouraged to join to take their skills to the next level.
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