Youth Fitness Podcast Guest Announcement

the youth fitness podcastThe Youth Fitness Podcast is coming in May.

The Youth Fitness Podcast will feature special guests from around the world talking about everything youth fitness: from strength and conditioning for kids to play, fitness, youth sports, athlete development, physical education, daily physical activity, injury prevention and mental skills to name but a few. We’ll also be making time to talk about topics of interest to you based on your submitted questions. Continue reading

The Youth Fitness Podcast

Youth Fitness PodcastI’m excited to announce the birth of the The Youth Fitness Podcast.  Our first episode will be coming to you next month.

The Youth Fitness Podcast will feature guests from around the world talking about everything youth fitness from Continue reading

Medicine Balls Youth Fitness Part 3

P1000203 (1)If you’re ready to inject a ton of fun into your youth fitness coaching sessions or physical education programming get yourself some Dynamax Medicine Balls. The number of activities and games you can do with the medicine balls is limitless. The kids will enjoy themselves so much they’ll be begging you for more. Continue reading

Teacher Coach Professional Development

coachingsymposiumlogo_2015_pngAre you an Ontario Elementary or High School Teacher Coach looking to improve and take your coaching to whole new level? The 2015 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Coaching Symposium takes place at Durham College in Oshawa on May 12th and 13th, 2015. The OFSAA Coaching Symposium is a great place for teacher coaches from across Ontario to meet new people, learn, share and have fun. Continue reading

Medicine Balls Youth Fitness Part 2

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I never met a child, or even an adult for that matter who didn’t enjoy throwing things. I’ve learned over the years that medicine balls are great for that purpose. Whether you’re throwing a weighted med ball into a wide open space, to a partner or rebounding it off a wall, throwing medicine balls is a ton of fun and once kids get started and discover how much fun it can be, they never want to stop. Continue reading

What is Physical Activity?

kidsbootcampsThere’s no shortage of newscasts these days talking about the health of kids and their lack of physical activity due to technology and “laziness” and everyone and everyone is trying to find the “solution.”  Continue reading

Medicine Balls Youth Fitness Part 1

Boy with Dynamax BallWelcome to the wonderful of Medicine Ball Training for kids, Part 1 of many! It’s one of my favourite tools to use with kids of all ages. I initially started out, like most others I presume, using a typical hard rubber medicine ball that one finds in most gyms and schools. It was a case of doing the best I could with what I had. As opposed to throwing the ball at high velocity it was being used more as a weighted object than a true medicine ball. Continue reading

Family Fitness Fun

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The need for daily physical activity is crucial for children and youth as it provides them with many opportunities to develop physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Unfortunately, it’s something kids are getting much less of these days both at home and at school and as result their health is being compromised.  Continue reading

The Strength Coach Podcast

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If you’re involved in Strength and Conditioning or Fitness Training in any capacity for athletes and/or general adult population, the Strength Coach Podcast is an absolute must listen to for ongoing learning and professional development. The Strength Coach Podcast is the Official Podcast of Michael Boyle’s StrengthCoach.com website. Continue reading

Dollar Store Fitness

1012618_10151500247756073_1408296042_n WOWCome and see how everyday items found in a dollar store can be used by you and your family to stay active, healthy and fit.

Encouraging and engaging kids to be physically active on a daily basis is simple and easy to do.  In addition to the positive role modelling from parents and caregivers, kids need to be given the time, space and permission to play everyday, both at home and at school. Continue reading

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