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For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parents Jorge & Laura Posada
Read about this inspirational couple with a new book on family fitness. (read the story...)

How to Spot an Overuse Injury
We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids? (read the story...)

Kids' Physicals For School Sports!
Most sports injuries are preventable through proper instruction, supervision, and equipment. The place to start is with a thorough sports physical examination! (read the story...)

Afterschool Classes & Programs: What Kids and Parents Want Now
With the afterschool landscape ever changing, we’ve identified the newest trends and the hottest programs to help guide you in making the right decision for your child. (read the story...)

Look Ma, No Pedals! ...Bike New York’s Workshop for Kids
Bike New York, an organization dedicated to bicycle promotion and safety, has a different approach, one that lets kids ages 5 and up feel their way to riding. (read the story...)

New Places, New Program in Suffolk County, Long Island - July '09
Check out a summer camp program at St. Patrick Youth Community in Smithtown and catch 'Aladdin' at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (read the story...)

2009 Maccabi Games in Westchester!
The JCC of Mid-Westchester, along with the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester and the JCC on the Hudson, are hosting the 2009 Maccabi Games this summer. (read the story...)

Pilates: Tips From a Celebrity Trainer for Moms & Moms-to-be!
Pilates guru Brooke Siler explains what an authentic Pilates program really is and why it’s a great workout for pregnant women and new moms, and shares her tips and tricks for a svelte new you! (read the story...)

A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid
In Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, families can participate in winter events year-round, and in summer enjoy even more outdoor athletic pursuits. (read the story...)

Moms DO Have the Time to Work Out
“Pregnancy and childbirth place extreme stresses on the body, so exercise will not only help you get your energy back but also get you back to your pre-pregnancy body,” says Sue Fleming, creator of the Buff Fitness® workout regimen. (read the story...)

Jane Petix: See Jane Train...Personal Fitness Training in Long Island
Jane Petix turned a potentially disabling health diagnosis into a positive, life-changing experience that ultimately led to the creation of, See Jane Train, her own Personal Fitness Training business. (read the story...)

Kick-Butt Boot Camp
Vadim Fitness Studio, Ltd., in Scarsdale, has the answer to your workout blues, with its new Mini-Boot Camp program. (read the story...)

Spring Ahead for Sports
Spring sports may be starting, but as any athlete can tell you, the work begins long before opening day. (read the story...)

Brrr…Time to Swim
During the winter season, swimming lessons are a great way to keep kids fit, happy, and comfortable. (read the story...)

Mommy & Me Pilates
Five Pilates moves for new moms who need to decrease the burden on their back without missing any time with their new baby. (read the story...)

Countdown for a Healthier, Happier You
To stay on the road to resolution success, for a healthier lifestyle, stick with the following countdown. (read the story...)

Keeping Her Eyes on the Goal
Nicole Grosser, from Westchester, New York, knows what she wanted to do since her first hockey game with the Westchester Mariners. Her love of the sport is a family affair. Her father and older brother played hockey and she became interested in it too. With the Mariners she learned about sportsmanship, team spirit, goaltending, and respect for the game. (read the story...)

Yoga for Kids
The following are some local studios that offer classes for kids. (read the story...)

Build Self-Confidence Through Sports
Athletic confidence is a core mental skill because of its impact on other parts of one’s life, like school and relationships with family and friends. (read the story...)

Safe Exercises Before and After Pregnancy
It is so important for women to engage in regular exercises during and after the birthing process. (read the story...)

Stay in Shape Like the Pros
With the U.S. Open underway in New York, we spoke to two former tennis players who are now moms. These two chic moms know how to stay in shape and look good while doing it! Here they share their advice. (read the story...)

Sport-Specific Footwear Gives Kids a Leg up
Kids who are properly outfitted for the specific sport they’re playing have an edge, says Westchester-based podiatrist Dr. Charles Morelli, president of the Tappan Zee Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. (read the story...)

How to Keep Young Athletes Injury-Free
Here’s a question that bedevils virtually every parent with a child who plays sports: Is there anything you can do to keep your young athlete on the field and off the disabled list? (read the story...)

A Sport For Every Child
Often, parents orchestrate the play of children at early ages so that they don’t perish from the sports habitat prematurely. But sometimes it’s better just to give them the space and tools and let nature take its course. (read the story...)


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