Teenage girl flexing her muscle

Personal Training For Kids

Kids Fitness is an important part of getting healthy and staying healthy. Encouraging kids and teens to be active from a young age sets good habits early on and helps them develop the skills they need to stay active throughout their lives.

Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. Kids who are active will:

  • have stronger muscles and bones
  • have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat*
  • be less likely to become overweight*
  • decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
  • have a better outlook on life

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges — from running to catch a bus to studying for a test.

There are three areas we focus on in training kids for fitness;

  • Endurance, getting the heart pumping through cardio exercise
  • Strength, using body weight type exercises
  • Flexibility,  to do the simple task of bend down and tie their shoes.

Improving strength doesn’t have to mean lifting weights. Although some older kids benefit from weightlifting, it should be done under the supervision of an experienced adult or qualified personal trainer.

But most kids don’t need to go to the gym to do a weight-training program to be strong. Push-ups, stomach crunches, assisted pull-ups, and other exercises help tone and strengthen muscles.

Stretching exercises help improve flexibility, allowing muscles and joints to bend and move easily through their full range of motion. Kids look for opportunities every day to stretch when they, practice a split, or do a cartwheel.

Most of us think that personal training is just for adults but at Fitness Inside Out we also prescribe personal training for Kids from the age of 8 years to 17 years.

Train one-on-one or as a family in a  small group then you too can benefit from the regular exercise. Depending on the age and fitness levels of your child the session length may vary from 30min to 60 min.

To start the Fitness Inside Out personal trainer will conduct a health and fitness assessment and either a parent or guardian is required to be at the initial assessment.

Prior to attending the initial assessment the parent or guardian will be required to complete the health screening form click here to download form

Each of our Kids Fitness Personal Trainers are qualified in Children’s Fitness and have a Children’s Check.