Youth Fitness Certification

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Become a Youth Fitness Trainer

Fitness professionals, coaches and just about anyone wanting to break into field further their knowledge and assist youth clients and athletes to become more physically fit. Our Youth Fitness Certification has a strong foundation for anyone who wants to break into this exploding niche market!

There is a huge need for effective and safe practiced fitness professionals in the field of youth fitness, an important time when lifelong habits are formed. Becoming a Youth Fitness Specialist will help parents, youth sports coaches and other professionals in fitness, health care, recreation or education gain the knowledge and skills they need to create customized and organized fitness programs for children and teens.

We recognize that some kids want or need a more personalized approach to their training. We work with kids one-on-one on absolutely anything and everything: Lose weight, improve fitness, increase strength, improve coordination, learn how to box, work specifically on their chosen sport and more.

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How to choose a Personal Trainer

When choosing a personal trainer for your child, make sure that he or she has:

  • A personal trainer certification
  • Experience working with kids and/or teens
  • A certification in CPR
  • Plans to track workouts and keep charts of progress
  • Liability insurance
  • A personality that works well with your child

Parents you could rest assured that when it comes to taking care of your child’s health, fitness and quality of life a Youth Fit Pro certified personal trainer is the way to go. Personal training is just another option for you to have for managing weight problems, sports improvement and teaching your teen how to live a healthy life.

Here are some facts:

Strength training for adults has long been recognized for its superficial worth. Only recently have fitness experts recommended strength training for children. In fact, children ages 6 -17 are the second-fastest growing demographic for health club members, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sports club Association. Yet many parents still question the safety and efficacy of strength training for children, and whether it could harm regular growth patterns. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, appropriate strength training programs have no apparent adverse effect on linear growth, growth plates, or the cardiovascular system. The National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise and the Mayo Clinic also endorse youth strength training. As long as strength training is conducted with proper technique and safety, it is highly advantageous to start children on a supervised program.

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