As school systems cut down on recess and gym classes, it's more important than ever for kids to get physical activity during other parts of their days. Exercise has a stunning amount of benefits for children and teenagers, from preventing obesity to encouraging better eating habits.
Many gyms rely on an adults-only environment when it comes to training and classes, and relegate kids to daycare or “freeform group exercise” that's mainly running around in an open space.
But with the decline in physical education classes at school, giving kids the opportunity to build skills and enjoy fitness and well-being has become more important than ever. Here are three reasons that your gym should offer exercise classes that focus on youth fitness: