Skills Fitness gym in Bountiful has a mission to help families and especially kids get fit and it’s called #FitKidNation!
Skills recently launched a YOUTH ACADEMY who’s mission “is to educate both youth and parents on proper nutrition and meaningful activity, and to provide opportunities for our youth to experience fun and energetic ways to become more active.” As part of the initiative they hope to empower parents to increase movement and limit “screen time.”
Gary Seljaas of Skills says there has been a dramatic increase in physical inactivity which develops habits as these kids move into adulthood. With the rise in obesity contributed by physical inactivity we spend as a nation approximately $100 billion annually on diseases associated with obesity or 8% of the national health care budget.
MINI FIT: for kid’s ages 3 – 6 years old. The emphasis of this class is to participate in fun active games.
MIGHTY FIT: for 2 age groups as follows: A) ages 7 – 10 B) ages 11 – 14. This class will continue to focus on adding fun to fitness while learning body weight exercises and functional training applicable to sport and everyday functions.
TEEN MISS FIT: This class is held specifically for teen age females that may be experiencing issues related to body image or obesity. The focus is on healthy weight management.
MEGA FIT: This class is specifically designed for kids wanting to improve their athletic performance through proper training techniques. It is divided up into 2 age groups: A) ages 11 – 14 B) ages 15 – 18. Focus on improving speed, agility, strength, flexibility, and explosiveness as it relates to sport. The class is taught by fitness professionals who have competed on both a collegiate and professional level.
If you live near Bountiful, check out Skills Fitness, we used to go regularly when we lived in Fruit Heights. It’s the nicest gym and I still miss the fitness classes I took while I was a member.