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With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

“Forget New Year’s resolutions; the start of a child’s school year can also be the start of a new fitness and exercise program for parents,” Karin Richards, a professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said in a university news release.

With kids’ extracurricular activities likely to build up, “it’s important for mom and dad to plan ahead to make sure that they are getting the necessary amount of exercise,” More >

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SPARK and Motion Fitness

 

 

 

 

 

Our collaboration with SPARK is a match made in heaven!  SPARK (www.sparkpe.org) is a research-based organization that has dedicated their resources to promoting lifelong wellness.  They have an excellent track record developing innovative resources for physical educators and after school youth leaders, Pre-K through high school.

Great news!  Motion Fitness and SPARK are working together to help children and adolescents achieve a common goal, living a healthy lifestyle.  One example of how this is happening is via a partnership with our sister company, Exergame Fitness.  Together, Exergame Fitness and SPARK are bringing technology to the fitness world and making exercise effective More >

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Healthy Lifestyle For On The Go!

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is difficult when you’re constantly on the go, but don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your health.   The Motion Fitness family want to share a few tips that help us stay on track with our busy schedule.  You will be amazed by how great you feel by following these simple tips.

 

TIP 1: WATER! WATER! WATER!

Whether you’re on a diet or just looking to eat healthy water is your best friend.  Substitute sugary beverages with water and you will see amazing results within a week.  Doctors recommend at least 8 glasses of More >

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CrossFit For Kids!

A  challenge many parents face today is trying to keep their children active and in shape.  Children’s interest in organized sports has declined in the last few years and now parents are turning to CrossFit training.  Organizations are now providing CrossFit classes for kids ranging from ages four to twelve.  Kids from the ages of four to seven use only their body weight as the hurdle through obstacle courses and other activities.  Ages seven and up use light weight medicine balls or dumbbells, typically 5 lbs., for some low intensity activities because they’re in their growth stage.   It is recommended More >

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Small Group Fitness

Whether you’re an elite athlete or an average Joe just wanting to stay in shape, everyone has had their fair share of trouble when it comes to working out.  Even though it is, often described as a love/hate relationship, there is no argument against the importance of having an active lifestyle.  Dr. John J. Ratey, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, constructed a study that showed daily exercise does in fact boost brain functionality.

This has many school districts weighing the option of providing daily physical education to all their students but, currently only a mere 20% of More >