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Peak Conditioning - Coaching Real Change - London, Ontario

Kids and Adolescents

Functional and Effective Personal Training in London Ontario
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Peak Conditioning offers private personal training program with age appropriate exercise prescription in a non competitive environment. Sessions can be done online one on one or with friends/teammates/classmates or privately in studio. This program aims to establish lifelong fitness, meet individuals goals, teach exercise safety and increase confidence. In addition, helping to manage weekly independent fitness.
“My 16 year old son struggled with self confidence…then we met Sean” – Joanne
Having trained adolescents and kids for years Sean is more than just a personal trainer. He is a certified Youth fitness trainer with numerous other credentials to suit the demographic (see bio). In these interesting times Peak Conditioning has options to suit adolescents and kids. All sessions can be done in studio or online one on one/with classmates/teammates….

Personal training – Sean has trained many adolescents and teens from elite athletes to those just starting out. He takes pride in helping to nourish a child’s confidence and self-esteem while helping them meet goals, learn safe exercise practices and have fun.

Personal training meets physical education – With the uncertainty of available classes during a pandemic, sessions can be tailored to be a mix of training and gym class. It is imperative that young bodies and minds stay active and this can be an amazing option for many families.

FACT – 26% of Canadian children ages 2 – 17 years old are currently overweight or obese
(Childhood Obesity Foundation,, Statistics)
FACT – …regular physical activity is positively associated with self esteem
(Influence of childhood obesity on the development of self esteem. Stats Canada. May 2009. F. Wray, T. Wild, W. Kipp, S. Kuhle, PJ Voughers.)
FACT – Strength training for young people is recommended. Several Medical and Fitness organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, National Strength and Conditioning Association have published guidelines on youth strength training.
(Youth Strength Training. Avery Faigenbaum and Wayne Westcott 2nd Edition, 2009. Human Kinetics)
FACT – Children are taller, heavier, fatter and weaker than in 1981.
(Fitness of Canadian Children and Youth. Results from the 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey, Stats Canada)
FACT – …making children 17% of the 6.3 million who employed private fitness instructors
(According to an annual survey administered by both the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association and American Sports Data¸Med Page Todays, Kevin MD)
FACT – Participation in weight bearing physical activities (including strength training) will have a favourable influence on growth at any stage of development and will not affect a childs genetic height potential
(ACSM Fit Society Winter 2009-2010 pg.3 Youth Strength training Facts and Fallacies. Avery Faigenbaum)

Important considerations in Child/Adolescent Training

Ensuring routines are enjoyable and exciting
Involving the teens in the entire process
Ensuring a lifelong self sustained fitness future
The FACT that they are not simply small adults
Emphasizing fitness to the proper level (overemphasizing can lead to unhealthy habits)
Sensitivity to changing bodies and insecurities
Positive trainer mentoring
Tailored fitness gauge – No humiliating assessments
Showing them their strengths over weaknesses
Concept of two clients (both parent and teen)

Fitness can be challenging and confusing for teens of today in a society that promotes poor health (Eg. fast food, electronics ¸modern conveniences++) yet rewards fitness.

Benefits of Child/Adolescent Fitness may include:
Lower adult health conditions, musculoskeletal strength, lower depression and anxiety, increased self esteem and mental health, increased flexibility, appetite regulation, improved body image, increased metabolism, reduced risk of injury, better sports performance, improved capacity for learning, improved posture, cardiovascular health and blood pressure, improved sleep and more ++

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In our society we spend countless time and money teaching our kids to kick a ball or strum an instrument. All good skills, yet often neglecting the lifelong commitment of fitness and wellness and the accompanying self esteem and confidence– Unknown Author

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