As adults, we often look for new ways to mix up our workout routine to keep things fun, motivating, and challenging.
When it comes to group fitness for kids, a set of very similar objectives apply. We want our kids to be active, but we also want to encourage them to have fun while they’re participating in physical activity programs. A lot of kids enroll in either team sports or individual sports, like martial arts. But this isn’t their only option. Many facilities provide after school programs and camps that include great group fitness options for kids.
Here are some of the benefits of group fitness programs for kids:
1. Knowledge of Healthy Habits
When kids begin exercising at a young age, they get a foundation early on of what an active lifestyle looks like. Group fitness programs encourage kids to continue with regular physical activity as they grow into teens and eventually adults.
2. Increased Social Skills
Outside of school, kids need to develop social skills for meeting and interacting with new people. Learning these skills is a notable benefit as kids mature into adulthood. Networking and strong social skills play a vital role in successful relationships and future career paths.
3. Boost in Confidence
Group fitness programs offer kids the opportunity to boost their confidence. As kids learn new skills, they gain an awareness of how they can work to improve in the future.
4. Athletic Development
Whether kids stick with a general physical activity program or move on to team sports, they have a broad background in fitness. The early development of basic athletic skills and an understanding of physical movement is beneficial moving forward. Taking the time to learn basic movement patterns promotes coordination, agility, flexibility, and strength.
At Peak! in Paradise, we offer a kid’s After School Program that’s all about physical activity and keeping your child active. To learn more about this program and how to get your child started, contact us today.