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What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?

How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.

Express Workouts, Express Results

Express Workouts, Express Results

Susan Chung, sixth degree Master of Tae Kwon Do, mother of two, and co-owner of Bruce Chung Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness in Harrison, is now teaching a new 40-minute express workout class.

Is Running the Right Sport for Your Child?

Is Running the Right Sport for Your Child?

For the physical benefits, for the fun...Whether you're a marathoner inspiring your kids to hit the pavement or a couch potato with a little hurdler in your midst, running can be a great way to tap into a child's competitive spirit.

A Dance Studio in Larchmont Launches Zumbatonics for Kids

A Dance Studio in Larchmont Launches Zumbatonics for Kids

A Dance Studio in Larchmont, New York, now offers Zumbatonics for kids, following the success of its Zumba classes for adults.

East Side Training Opens on the Upper East Side

East Side Training Opens on the Upper East Side

East Side Training is a new fitness facility on the Upper East Side that offers boot camp programs and group fitness classes in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, zumba, and more, for kids and adults.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice.

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area

Hiking in the great outdoors and rock climbing -- whether indoors or out -- are both wonderful opportunities for families to exercise together while having fun. And though both sports have their risks, even young children can be successful and safe with the right planning and preparation. Check out our roundup of articles below for all you need to know before going hiking or climbing with your kids in the New York City area (and beyond!).

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom

Avid athlete and author of "Run Like a Girl," Mina Samuels shares why sports and working out are important to a healthy life balance and how working out actually makes you a better mom.

Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY

Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY

Check out these yoga classes for kids and families offered in Westchester County, NY, this June.

Competitive Swimming and Diving: Is It the Right Sport for Your Child?

Competitive Swimming and Diving: Is It the Right Sport for Your Child?

Competitive swimmers and divers are often in better physical condition than their athletic peers. The sport, which provides excellent all-around exercise, also takes real commitment. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for your child.

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court.

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely.

Lax Facts: The Rise of Youth Lacrosse

Lax Facts: The Rise of Youth Lacrosse

A sport that's been growing steadily in popularity over the past few years, especially in the New York metro area, youth lacrosse has a wide appeal and boasts many benefits for children.

Long Island Lacrosse Clubs

Long Island Lacrosse Clubs

Check out our guide to lacrosse clubs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

The Rise of Lacrosse on Long Island

The Rise of Lacrosse on Long Island

Lacrosse is just starting to become popular in most of the New York metro area, but for Long Island residents, lacrosse has been a way of life for many years. Find out why and how you can get your children involved in this growing sport.

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?

Once hotly debated, strength training for kids is now considered safe and even essential to children's health, according to the latest research.

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain

Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight!

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?

How to keep your young athlete revved up without unnecessary energy supplements or "power" products.

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports

Ah, the pressures — of training, of always trying to win. Don't let them get in the way of what youth sports are really all about. Consult our advice from experts in the field on how parents can be supportive without going overboard.

How to Bond with Your Non-Athletic Child

How to Bond with Your Non-Athletic Child

When your hopes of raising a mini Derek Jeter are dashed by a child's noninterest in sports, you can still find ways to bond through athletics.

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active

As a parent, you have a responsibility to encourage physical activity in your children. Daughters especially benefit from this kind of support. Read our tips for moms and dads on how you can instill a love of physical activity and encourage sports participation in your child.

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls.

The Benefits of Sports for Children with Special Needs

The Benefits of Sports for Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs can make great gains playing sports, whether in programs just for them or on integrated teams.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Fairfield County, CT.




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