Top 5 Reasons Coaching Kids is Awesome!

Top 5 Reasons Coaching Kids is Awesome!

Enthusiasm. Adults do not skip during transitions. Whether we are moving from strength to conditioning or even between movements most are skipping. Their excitement is contagious and I end up skipping as well! High-Fives. Who doesn’t love a high-five or fist bump? In...
Training Movement Patterns with Kids

Training Movement Patterns with Kids

As adults, we understand countless hours at a desk take a toll on our bodies. Tight hips, sore backs or elbow pain are frequent complaints. In order to alleviate the stiffness, we may walk to the breakroom to stretch our legs or find time for weekly massages.  In the...
Road to Coach Pt. 2 (Jen)

Road to Coach Pt. 2 (Jen)

Inquiring minds want to know! Do you ever get to a point in your training and wonder, “why am I doing this movement?” or “why don’t we do movement x anymore?”  If so, good! You’re like me, a natural inquisitor of information. Asking the right questions is what put me...
We must set are charges up for success

We must set are charges up for success

Managing Expectations: Intensity Is Not > Technique For many kids, the appeal in fitness is for bragging rights. “I can deadlift 100lbs;” or “I can front squat 35lbs”! While achievements such as this should not go unnoticed, we must first ask ourselves some basic...
Go on.  Get out there!

Go on. Get out there!

What’s the best environment for kids to learn in?  What can we do to keep our kids engaged and moving? PLAY! Studies show that kids learn best while playing.  When multiple senses are heightened during an activity, the likelihood of learning retention increases and...