If you didn't know, we've had a youth program for many years. I, Jesus Acuna, was a physical education teacher before being a personal trainer. I always felt there was a need to help kids experience strength training in a way that would build skills and habits for lifelong fitness.
That being said, as I have entered a coaching role with my kids, I see a lot of value in helping our youth develop athleticism and performance. Whether for sport or general health, I believe young adults can benefit from proper strength training.
The reality is that kids have more things to distract them from being active than they did 10 years ago. As much as I like to believe that agility, athleticism, and speed are built on the recess playground and tag games, we may see less of that as kids trade bikes for video game consoles.
That's where we can help!
Strength training for youth, when done appropriately and under proper supervision, can have several benefits. Here are five potential benefits of youth strength training:
Improved physical performance: Strength training can help improve strength, power, and endurance, which can improve overall physical performance in activities such as sports and recreation.
Reduced risk of injury: By improving strength and coordination, youth strength training may help reduce the risk of injury in sports and other physical activities.
Increased bone density: Strength training can help increase bone density, which is particularly important for youth as they are still developing bone mass.
Improved self-esteem: As youth become stronger and more confident in their physical abilities, they may experience a boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.
Improved overall health: Strength training can help improve overall health by reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity and promoting a healthy body composition.
Our focus is on teaching the fundamentals of strength training and technique. We want our young members to learn the ins and outs of working out in a supportive and helpful atmosphere.
Athletes can come up to 3 times per week and mix and match class times. Classes average $17-25 per class. We also have Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) options available.