The CDC recommends that kids and teens get 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity every day. Sadly, only about 21% of 6- to 19-year-olds meet this goal. Instilling healthy behaviors in our children isn’t just great for their health well into adulthood, it can help build a better world.
Health clubs and fitness facilities across the globe recognize that childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The fitness industry is in a unique position to identify ways to address this issue and clubs have seen the benefits of adding children’s programming to your gym’s offerings.
We talked to some of our members who run successful programs for kids and teens and put together a list of seven programming ideas for you to try at your club.