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.
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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