“Be innovative, be creative, and be ready to be very spontaneous in developing your programs, because once you start to enter that arena, you’ll see great growth and more and more opportunities with it.”
Mike Woody, national tennis director
As technology continues to occupy more and more of young children’s free time (kids between 8 and 18 years old consume around seven hours of screen time per day), children are spending less time moving their bodies. Youth sports leagues, recreational organizations, and unstructured backyard play are falling by the wayside as the digital world continues to capture and maintain kids’ attention.
Health clubs and fitness facilities have recognized this problem and are identifying ways to address the issue. Many have implemented in-club programs, while others have partnered with institutions—like schools and healthcare centers—to educate children on the importance of developing good habits now to ensure a healthy future.
This “Best Practice” series e-book will help you:
- Understand how children’s programming could benefit your club
- Determine how to best staff your children’s programs
- Learn from case studies of clubs with thriving children’s programming
- Create strategies and delve into additional resources