Welcome to Youth Fitness Guy
Hi, my name is David Kittner. As Youth Fitness Guy, I've dedicated my life to enhancing the physical, emotional and educational well-being of children through play, fitness and nutrition. I work with parents, guardians, teachers, coaches and trainers to change the physical culture for children today, even if it’s one child at a time. I'm a Youth Fitness & Sports Performance Coach, Play Advocate, Speaker, Workshop Presenter and Author. Any questions, any time, please contact me.
WHAT I DO This short video explains what Youth Fitness Guy is all about. My hope is that this site will become a go-to resource for anyone looking for ideas and inspiration to help kids get moving and love it. What would you like to see here? I'd love to get your feedback. Let's talk!
WHAT I BELIEVE If they're not having fun, kids learn very quickly to dislike physical activity, exercise and/or the sport in which they are participating. We need to turn kids on to the wonders of play and movement so they develop a lifelong love of healthy living.
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Posted on March 21, 2013 in Children, Coaching, Education, Kids, Physical Activity, Teachers, Youth Fitness, Youth SportsLeave a comment

Youth Fitness SummitHangtime Fitness just announced they are hosting Canada’s first ever Youth Fitness Summit at York University in Toronto on May 4th and 5th and I’m so honoured to have been invited to be a speaker alongside some of the most influential Youth Fitness Professionals in the world.
If you’re a Middle School or High School HPE Educator, or work in youth fitness and are highly motivated this is a MUST ATTEND event.

This is NOT an ATHLETICS focused event! This is NOT a PHYS-ED focused event! This summit IS focused on FITNESS-ED for all kids. As a Middle School or High School PHE Educator or Youth Fitness Coach it will be unlike any conference you’ve ever attended!

The Youth Fitness Summit is going to be HUGE, and it’s going to make a REAL impact on those who attend. Just wait until you see what they have lined up……a world class team of youth fitness experts leading the event working as a team to drive home the message….a world class venue, York University….entertainment…food and drinks….prizes….and so much more!

The Keynote Speaker is world renowned researcher Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark, which detailed the groundbreaking exploration of the connection between exercise and the brain’s performance.

For more information on this extraordinary event and to register as a delegate visit the Youth Fitness Summit web site at www.YouthFitnessSummit.com

If you know any HPE Educators or Youth Fitness Coaches who you think would benefit from this summit kindly share this information with them. It will change their life!

Play Strong! Life Long!


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CHANGING 1 CHILD, 1 TEACHER, 1 COACH AT AT TIME If you are a parent, coach or guardian, listening to this show is a must! Check out what Youth Fitness Guy has to say about our youth physical culture in this interview on Fitness Radio.
$1000 DONATED TO MISSISSAUGA YOUTH GAMES I would like to thank each and everyone of you who voted for me in the Everest Academy S.E.L.F. Awards. Because of your kindness I was able to present a cheque for $1000 to the Mississauga Youth Games. Pictured here are members of the MY Games Board of Directors and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. Your kindness will make a difference in the lives of children.
2012 EVEREST ACADEMY S.E.L.F. FITNESS AWARD Everyone who supported me has played a huge role in helping to change lives. The Mississauga Youth Games (an amazing charity that provides opportunities for under-served kids to experience the joy of play and sport) will receive $1000 as a result of this win. From the depths of my heart and soul, I sincerely THANK YOU!
David Kittner, Youth Fitness Guy:
  • passionate, caring and dedicated with over 20 years experience working with children
  • truly understands the unique sciences associated with child development and the practical means by which those must be applied to any fitness or sport-based venture
  • leading authority among more than 2,500 Youth Fitness Specialists that make up the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA)
  • contributing author to the bestselling book, "The Definitive Guide to Youth Athletic Strength, Conditioning and Performance"
  • certified Youth Fitness Specialist, Youth Speed and Agility Specialist and Youth Nutrition Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association
When it comes to getting kids active, most people get it wrong. Kids are not miniature adults. They are completely different in every way. They learn through PLAY.