Summer is officially here and that means teenagers and college students are out on
summer break! It can be difficult to watch your child waste their summer
playing video games or sitting around the house eating junk food. What better way
to encourage a healthy lifestyle than to start a workout routine with them. This can
be a great way to strengthen your relationship with your child while creating
positive workout habits for when they return to school.
Why might you want to workout with your child? Not only does working out
improve your physical health, it also improves your mental health by creating
endorphin production in the brain. This can help build a stronger bond between you and your teen while they are home.
Motivation is the first step. Starting to exercise for a teen that is not physically active
or is self-conscious can be overwhelming. You can help your teen get moving by
starting off small and providing plenty of role modeling and support along the way.
A great way to start is by going on 10-15 minute walks together every day.
Setting a goal is the next important step. Seeing improvements in physical health
can be a critical way to boost motivation. Shine Fitness begins with a free goal
session that can help your teen set appropriate goals for their physical ability. This
can start the process to making exercise a part of their life. Praise and encouragement
on positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle is essential to success.
Shine Fitness combines aerobic exercise and strength training or resistance training
to guarantee results. A 2009 study showed that doing resistance exercises three
days a week could lower body fat and increase muscle, strength, and power in
children and teens. Exercise doesn’t have to be intimidating; every movement can be
modified to your fitness ability. Working out with your teen can only have positive
improvements on your life and your child’s wellbeing. Ask one of our trainers about
the next step to getting your teen into Shine Fitness this summer.
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