Why Your Kid Should Work With A Trainer
by Tyler Shamaly
We all utilize licensed / certified professionals for services like dentistry, physicals, hair needs and so much more; so why shouldn’t your kids?
Your child’s developmental period is the most critical time to ensure that they are learning the proper disciplines and habits that will largely effect them for the rest of their lives. Because let’s face it, what you do as an adolescent or even child is easier to correct than it is when your child is in their 30’s and 40’s.
With that being said, there are a couple of reasons why your child should work with a Certified Personal Trainer.
1. The Practice of Discipline
We teach our kids discipline through schooling at a young age all the way into adulthood through group projects, studying and deadlines. Fundamentally, we also teach them to work cooperatively with others through athletics and other recreational activities.
Learning discipline through those activities is great, but they are largely group oriented disciplines showing your child how to work with others to produce a particular outcome.
Personal Training teaches your child the art of self-care; something that a majority of busy Americans forget to do. If you could have your child understand how their body works so that can prevent injury, maintain proper posture and stay in good health, wouldn’t you?
2. Building Confidence
When children are growing they are trying their best to learn about themselves and feel confident whether it’s through academia, athletics or recreational hobbies.
Throughout strength training you develop confidence every time you become proficient with a certain exercise. That certainty and self-awareness is something that has helped me personally in ways that I cannot explain which is why I make sure that all my clients work on certain exercises until they feel 100% confident with doing it.
On top of building confidence in competence, building a strong and healthy body allows for your body to feel good, which leaves you feeling good.
3. Stronger Joints
We have all heard of the kids who tore their ACL playing football, soccer or basketball; and I am sure as a parent you don’t want to hear about that being your child.
In a proper progressive strength training program, a Certified Personal Trainer is able to implement certain functional movement patterns that will not only prevent your child from moving in ways they could get hurt, but also having the overall strength and conditioning to withstand more than the typical person.
In our culture, sedentary lifestyle is more and more common, which means that bodies are getting more and more brittle, and therefore prone to injury. Due to our brittle nature, nearly 70% of all ACL tears alone are non-contact, meaning that the body simply moved in the wrong way with nothing but the force of it’s own.
Systematic strength training programs focus on and address these horrible occurrences to minimize the odds of something that horrible happening.
These are just some of the many reasons why we firmly believe that our youth should be working with a Certified Personal Trainer. If you have any thoughts on this article, or feel as though you liked the content covered, please share this article with a parent who’s child could benefit from this information!