Daily Dose: Attention all Parents

You will probably be as shocked as I am to read that the average kid in America spends 5.9 hours a day sitting in front of a TV screen, on the computer or playing video games.  Yes, you read that right, nearly 6 freakin’ hours of tube-time.  If you’re a parent with children between 5 and 18 then this may strike a nerve.  Especially because yesterday was the start of February vacation and that statistic of nearly 6 hours of TV time was from a typical school day.  Imagine what kind of numbers they’ll tally up this week being off from school. 

It’s no wonder more and more kids are having trouble learning, can’t concentrate in school and are being diagnosed as obese.  They’re spending 6 hours a day sitting inactive and being over-stimulated.  Not only are they losing their focus and imagination by zoning in on TV, facebook and myspace but they’re also developing slower metabolisms, munching on excess calories and being pre-programed through re-curring advertisements and messages by food manufacturers to make them believe that eating fast and convenient junk food should be a normal part of everyday life.  Diseases and illnesses like diabetes, asthma and heart disease are more and more prevalent in teens today than ever before in human history.  Sadly enough if things continue the way they are going today’s parents may actually start to outlive their children.  So as a parent what are you to do?

Start Today!  Start teaching your kids healthy habits.  Start unplugging the television and computer even for just 1 day.  Start eating healthy dinners as a family at night.  Start planning activities for your kids that allow them to use their creativity and imagination without relying on technology to do it for them.  Start spending time each day playing, reading and laughing together.  Start getting active as a family and instilling values of health, fitness and good nutrition. 
What you do and learn in FitCamp should go beyond the studio doors.  It should impact your friends, your relatives and especially your family.  Get them moving.  Get them thinking healthy.  Get them eating healthy.  For this very reason we are starting our first FitCamp for Kids Program to help your kids learn how to have fun while exercising, the right way!  We still have a few spots left in each class so if you want your kids to start building a strong foundation for a healthy future then act fast and Register Today!

Tabata:  (What is Tabata?  Complete eight 20 second sets of any exercise with 10 seconds rest in between each set).

  1. DB Thrusters
  2. Pull-ups
  3. Air Squats
  4. Burpees
  5. Bicycles
  6. PB Curls
  7. DB Curls
  8. Dips

FitCamp News!
Our new FitCamp for Kids program starts on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants and one class already has 6 signed up. Get all the details and more by taking a look at the FitCamp for Kids Program Flyer.