Fitness And Kids – FIT-4-Kids, An Exercise Program Just For Kids
by: Cadman Peterson
So little Johnny’s not thrilled about running 30 minutes on a treadmill? It’s already hard enough for adults, who understand the importance, to exercise on a consistent basis. I’ve trained children, I can tell you from experience they get distracted and bored even easier. Introducing health and wellness at an early age is important and it’s up to us to give them a fun option.
There many ways kids can get physical exercise from after-school sports, jungle gyms, parks, recreational centers, kids gyms. However, most of these don’t consist of a strict program (that doesn’t feel strict) that makes them do at least 30 minutes of continuous cardiovascular exercise and also includes functional strength training using complete range of motion for all of the body’s muscle groups. The FIT-4-Kids exercise program contains the key aspects of fitness and provides cardio and strength exercises in a safe, fun and sociable way.
Fluid Interval Training (i.e. FIT) works very similar to circuit training. Exercise machines (each working different muscle groups) are placed in a circle or other arrangement. Every 2 minutes a central timer goes off and everybody switches to a different machine that they do continuously for the next 2 minutes. This allows multiple muscle groups to be worked simultaneously, the heart rate stays up, and it doesn’t get boring. Two minute timer’s just a suggestion; custom workouts can be…