Junior Fitness for the Mind and Body
For children aged 11+, the Junior Fitness sessions are a great way to motivate and inspire your child to get active, become fitter and build positive exercise habits that last a lifetime – with an emphasis on the physical as well as mental benefits of exercise.
We are designed to move and move really well. At Infinite Balance, we strive for you to have a functionally strong body. This does not need to wait until you are an adult!
The Junior session will include:
cardio interval training
body weight exercises
use of the core stability ball
…all with an emphasis on proper technique and safety and conclude with flexibility and mobility exercises.
Throughout the session, we will be discussing the benefits of exercise and how it can help you physically as well as mentally.
We will focus on the major muscle groups that target aerobic endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility and exercises to enhance the components of skill-related fitness such as agility, balance, coordination, power, and speed.
Keeping children active helps them manage their weight and fitness to develop healthy habits for them now and later in life. Research has shown that a child who exercises regularly has improved circulation to the brain, increased endorphin levels to combat stress, enhanced mood and attitude and a calmer demeanour.
What are the benefits of the Junior Group Training?
Increase your child’s muscle strength and endurance
Help protect your child’s muscles and joints from sports-related injuries
Help improve your child’s performance in nearly any sport, from dancing and figure skating to football and golf.
Develop proper techniques that your child can continue to use as he or she grows older
Strengthen your child’s bones
Help promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Help your child maintain a healthy weight
Improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem
Importance of core strength in children
Just as a tree needs a strong trunk to be able to hold its branches up, and withstand elements in its environment, a child requires a strong core to participate in life’s daily activities efficiently! Essentially, core strength, or postural control, is both the anchor and launching pad for everything that we do. The body’s core refers to the muscles surrounding the abdomen, pelvis and back. Throughout the Junior Training sessions, your child will be taught how to strengthen their core through a range of exercises.
Strength training for kids? You bet! Done properly, strength training offers many benefits to young people.
Strength training, not weightlifting…
Don’t confuse strength training with weightlifting, bodybuilding or powerlifting. These activities are largely driven by competition, with participants vying to lift heavier weights or build bigger muscles than those of other athletes. This can put too much strain on young muscles, tendons and areas of cartilage that haven’t yet turned to bone (growth plates) — especially when proper technique is sacrificed in favour of lifting larger amounts of weight.
For kids, light resistance and controlled movements are what we promote — with a special emphasis on proper technique and safety. Your child can do many strength training exercises with his or her own body weight or inexpensive resistance tubing.
If you would like more information, please contact Kirsty – firstname.lastname@example.org