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Obesity Fit Kids Martial Arts Program Descriptions

Kickboxing & Conditioning - classes for women, men and teens 13-19 provide a diverse workout of conditioning and toning for the entire body including the cardiovascular system. Through exercises involving UPKUDO style kicks and punches, one can also learn how to protect oneself. Kickboxing classes may use target pads, large fitness and weighted balls, standing bag and stretch band routines, line drills, hand and feet combinations, freeweights, partner workout, circuit training, super-setting freeweights, extensive floor routines and HITT training to give you the maximum workout for the entire body. Our kickboxing classes require no special uniforms or testing, although kickboxing classes are an excellent way to learn personal safety moves and prepare for martial arts classes. Classes are 1 hour long.

Fit Kids Training for Children with Obesity - Today's generation is the first to have a life expectancy less than that of their parents. Fit Kids physical fitness program has consistently improved in each year 2006 to 2010, 74% in ALL students, 86% in 50% of the students and 675% in 4 students in speed and strength. Case studies were conducted at Alpha's After School and Summer Camp children ages 6-12 using the guidelines of the Presidential Fitness and Governors Fitness Standards. By coming to a structured ongoing exercise program children can improve their health . The reason for the success is proper education by experienced certified trainers, conditioning and repeated practice in agility, strength, flexibility and speed.
  • 1 out of every 4 children is overweight or obese...
  • Type 2 Diabetes among children increased up to 50% nationally
  • Overweight & Obesity among children and teens has reached epidemic proportions
  • More than 4.5 million kids or 11% of youngsters ages 6 to 17 - are now clinically obese according to the latest goverment studies (36.2% of ours are)
  • University of Pennsylvania researchers found kids spend an average of 4.5 hours a day staring at a video screen or TV
  • Overweight children are more likely than normal weight children to have 2 risk factors for heart disease high blood pressure and high levels of blood cholesterol. They also show greater risk of respiratory disease, diabetes and orthopedic problems
  • 40 % of obese 7-year-olds and 70% of obese adolescents become obese adults
  • Proper nutrition, physical fitness and weight control in children are crucial for social, emotional and psychological development
     In addition to the martial arts program, we also prepare children to pass the Presidential and Govenors Fitness Standards. By teaching them programs like Tasty Tuesdays where they learn how to make healthy snacks, and given attainable goals to reach in fitness they improve their self esteem, social, cognitive, emotional and physical skills. With proper training, each child can learn control, discipline, responsibility, self respect, goal setting, leadership, teamwork and most importantly howe to love themselves. In a supportive atmosphere, children thrive in love and positive input. Classes can be 45 minutes to 1 hour long or 30 minute sessions with a personal trainer. Private training and group classes help the child learn ways to properly work out and develop fitness goals for themselves. See Fit Kids Obesity Program.