Category Archives: Kids Fitness

  1. Teen Testimonials and News Video

    At Kalina’s Fitness, we believe that America is at a crossroads. Our teens are sacrificing their future for the immediate gratification of TV, video games, and fast food. By teaching kids the value of exercise and proper nutrition, we empower them with the tools they need to pursue their dreams.

    We combine nutritional counseling, group support, and exercise classes to make losing weight easy. Our program provides a complete solution to weight loss that gives teens ages 8 to 18 the tools to reach their goals and build healthy habits that last a lifetime. It is truly a program that works for all kids!

    Our program was designed for teens and was developed by us over a decade ago. In 2003, we built the first teen fitness and weight loss program in our nation, Lean Teen Program, and rebuilt it again in 2014. Over the past 16 years our program has helped over 1,000 kids and teens transform their lives.

    Teen Testimonials – Quick 3 Min Trailer

    Brigida Mack from WBTV News came to interview our Lean Teens and it was truly amazing to see our kids answer her questions about fitness and nutrition. Below you can watch the complete 40 minute news video and their testimonials. If you have limited time, please watch this quick 3 minute trailer.

    Teen Testimonials – News Video Part 1

    Teen Testimonials – News Video Part 2

    Try Us Today – Get Your Free Day Pass

    At Kalina’s Fitness, our mission is to give teens the tools they need to transform their lives and build healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Our program is the only year-round, affordable fitness and weight loss program designed especially for kids and teens between the ages of 8 to 18.

    We are driven by a strong belief that every teen deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential. Let us help your child become an amazing version of themselves and schedule your free class today. We look forward to serving you and your family with excellence. Thank you for visiting us!

  2. Teen Weight Loss Support Group

    It takes hard work and motivation to lose weight! The good news is that you do not have to do it alone. At Kalina’s Fitness we are determined to be there for you every step of the way. We specialize in teen weight loss and created a group that was designed with YOU in mind to offer our free support.

    If you are a teen or a concerned parent that needs help please consider joining our group today. Our teen weight loss support group will answer any questions you have about weight loss, nutrition, fitness, and health. Most importantly you will also get all the support you need to achieve your goals.

    We are building a community of inspiring and like-minded individuals who genuinely care about you and want to help your family. Furthermore, as the group admin, I have over 16 years of experience in the fields of fitness, nutrition and weight loss and have owned two successful teen weight loss centers.

    Our Lean Teen Program has also helped over 1,000 kids and teens build healthy habits and get fit. To help you achieve your goals, here are a few articles that we’ve written on nutrition and weight loss: 

    What kids and teens eat daily now will impact their health and quality of life for many years to come. MyPlate is an easy to follow food guide and a great visual tool that you and your whole family can use to build healthy eating habits: https://kalinasfitness.com/nutrition-tips-for-teens/

    After doing many nutrition plans, there are several weight loss myths that often hold teens back from achieving their goals. The following are the most common teen weight loss myths and tips that will help you to overcome them: https://kalinasfitness.com/teens-lose-weight-safely/

    Even though there are no easy solutions for teen weight loss, you can still do plenty as a parent to help your child get fit. You can support your teen achieve his or her goals by following these 7 proven strategies for long-term success: https://kalinasfitness.com/7-teen-weight-loss-strategies/

    While doing nutrition plans for our kids and teens, we often find that children today don’t get the amount of vegetables they need. To help your family eat more veggies, try these 4 delicious smoothies that are bright, colorful, and healthy too: https://kalinasfitness.com/healthy-smoothie-recipes/

    Live in Charlotte or the surrounding area? Our program combines personalized nutrition, group support, and unlimited exercise classes to give teens (ages 8-18) the tools they need to build healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Let us help your family get fit and schedule your free class today. 

    You are invited to check out our blog for more great articles, stories, and tips on teen weight loss, fitness, nutrition, and health.  Also, don’t forget to join our support group so we can give you the guidance you need to achieve your goals. We are always here to help you and your family get fit!


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  3. Home of the Lean Teen Program

    Welcome to Kalina’s Fitness! My name is Jorge and I am the President and Founder. My wife, Kalina, is the Program Director and she has over 20 years of experience working with kids and teens. The name “Kalina” is not only my wife’s name but it is also an aboriginal name that means “to love” and in Greek it means “beautiful.” It is the perfect name for us because we love our kids and families and we are all beautifully created by God in his own image. We started our first teen weight loss center in 2003 because we saw a great need to help kids develop healthy habits and improve their quality of life.

    Our journey is a story filled with challenges, perseverance, hope, and lots of faith. It all began back in 2002 as we ventured into entrepreneurship to follow our passion and start a fitness and weight loss center for women that we named Ladies Inshape. As our business grew, we realized that that while there were many fitness centers for adults there were no programs out there to help teens lose weight and develop healthy habits. To fill this need we developed the Lean Teen Program as a complete solution to weight loss that included nutritional counseling, group support, and exercise classes.

    Our mission was to give kids and teens (ages 8-18) all the tools they needed to transform their lives and get fit. From the beginning, our Lean Teen Program became popular among teens and was even featured in the Miami Herald Newspaper and on the Channel 7 Prime Time News with Marilyn Mitzel.

    Our kids were finally getting help losing weight and gaining the strength, confidence, and self-esteem they needed to realize their full potential. As the Lean Teen Program became a big part of our life, my wife and I also faced our own personal struggles. We had a strong desire to have children of our own but we couldn’t have any. After lots of prayer for guidance, we decided that our best option to have children was to move to Charlotte. We sold our business in 2005 to take on the challenge of infertility.

    It was a difficult struggle and after 8 years of trying to have children we realized that God had different plans for us. God wants us to have lots of children! Our Lean Teens will be our children and it is our calling to share our love of nutrition and exercise with them. At the same time we realized that no one was going to rebuild our teen program but us. So in 2014, we used our experience to perfect our program and open our second teen weight loss center. Since then we have helped hundreds of kids and teens build healthy habits and achieve their goals (watch this news video of our Lean Teens).

    However, we still have a big problem. You see childhood obesity has become the #1 health concern for parents today. And even though 1 out of 3 kids and teens in our country is considered overweight or obese there are still no fitness centers out there for them to build healthy habits and lose weight.

    That is why we are on a mission to build the first teen fitness and weight loss brand – Kalina’s Fitness. By partnering with parents, teens, doctors, and our community, we are transforming lives and training kids how to build healthy habits that last a lifetime. Together we will get America back into shape!

    Teach Your Kids Healthy Habits Early

    Habits are actions and behaviors that we perform subconsciously and they are very difficult to break. Studies show that the habits that we develop early and are formed in childhood related to eating and exercise carry over into adulthood. And once poor health habits emerge they tend to be long lasting.

    For example, research has indicated that 97% of people who lose weight regain it again within 5 years. Yes, our health habits are really that hard to change! That is why if you want to help your child develop good habits that are associated with a longer and healthier life you have to start at a very early age.

    Try Us Today – Get Your Free Day Pass

    At Kalina’s Fitness, we combine nutrition, group support, and exercise classes to empower kids with the tools they need to achieve their fitness goals. Our program is the only year-round, affordable fitness and weight loss program designed especially for kids and teens between the ages of 8 to 18.

    We are driven by a strong belief that all children deserve the opportunity to realize their full potential. Let us help your child become an amazing version of themselves and schedule your free class today. We look forward to serving you and your family with excellence. Thank you for visiting us!

  4. Kids Fitness Classes in Charlotte

    Healthy habits help children to grow up to be happy and successful adults. They also help prevent future health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, there are many factors that are keeping kids today from building a healthy lifestyle.

    The CDC reports that the percentage of adolescents aged 12–18 years who are obese is now 20.6%. Technology, busy schedules, fast food, and lack of exercise are all factors that contribute to our obesity epidemic. The fact is that kids today are learning many bad habits that are very difficult to change.

    Teach Kids Healthy Habits Early


    Habits are actions and behaviors that we perform subconsciously and they are very difficult to break. Studies show that the habits that we develop early and are formed in childhood related to eating and exercise carry over into adulthood. And once poor health habits emerge they tend to be long lasting.

    For example, research has indicated that 97% of people who lose weight regain it again within 5 years. Yes, our health habits are really that hard to change! That is why if you want to help your child develop good habits that are associated with a longer and healthier life you have to start at a very early age.

    At Kalina’s Fitness, our mission is to give kids (ages 8-18) the tools they need to transform their lives and build healthy habits that last a lifetime. By combining nutritional counseling, group support, and exercise classes, we provide a complete solution that empowers them to achieve their fitness goals. We are driven by a strong belief that every child deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential.

    1. Nutritional Counseling


    It all starts with a one-on-one nutritional consultation to better understand your child’s eating habits. Your health coach will prepare a nutrition plan that gives your family the flexibility needed to make permanent lifestyle changes. We will also train you and your family on how to use MyPlate.

    MyPlate is an effective and simple way for children to learn how to control their portions with an easy to understand illustration that will teach them how to build a healthy plate. Finally, your coach will keep track of your child and offer expert advice to help your family make better food choices. 

    2. Complete Group Support


    All our group support classes are designed to help kids stay motivated and on track to reaching their fitness goals. And they will make new friends and get the encouragement they need to be successful. It is all about empowering kids with the tools to build their strength, confidence, and self-esteem.

    With the assistance of an expert counselor, our group support classes discuss positive thinking, body image, self-esteem, dealing with stress, goal setting, problem solving, nutrition, and much more. We also have separate boys and girls classes to allow open communication and avoid distractions.

    3. Unlimited Exercise Classes


    All our exercise classes are designed to help kids get in shape no matter what their current level of activity is. Our circuit training classes focus on helping to stimulate the muscles while also keeping the heart rate elevated. Studies show that this is the best way to get the most from a workout.

    Our Lean Teen classes are an hour long and include 30 minutes of exercise as well as 30 minutes of group support to help kids stay physically and mentally in shape. By combining recovery periods with short bursts of cardio, they burn more calories than exercising at the same pace in just half the time. 

    Schedule Your Free Class Today


    At Kalina’s Fitness, we believe that America is at a crossroads. Our kids are sacrificing their future for the immediate gratification of TV, video games, and fast food. By teaching children the value of exercise and proper nutrition, we can empower them with the strength, confidence, and self esteem they need to pursue their dreams. We can train them to build healthy habits and transform their lives!

    Our program is the only year-round, affordable fitness and weight loss program designed especially for kids and teens ages 8 to 18. To register online for your Free Day Pass please click on the button below. Our coaches and I pledge to do everything we can to help you and your family build healthy habits and get fit. We look forward to help your child become an amazing version of themselves. 

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  5. Fitness and Weight Loss for Teens

    It takes hard work and motivation to lose weight. That is why at Kalina’s Fitness our mission is to give kids and teens all the tools they need to build healthy habits that last a lifetime. While most programs only focus on exercise, nutrition, or support, our program includes all three. Our group classes are designed for kids and teens between the ages of 8 to 18 to transform the way they think about food and exercise in a fun and positive environment. It is truly a program that can work for everyone!

    From the beginning, our coaches will guide your family through every phase of the weight loss process – from developing a personalized nutrition plan to building healthy habits until eventually reaching your goals. As your partner in lifestyle change, your coach is strongly committed to give your child the expert advice they need to completely change their habits and get fit. We are committed to be there for you every step of the way and have already helped over 1,000 kids and teens transform their lives.

    Teen Testimonials – Quick 3 Min Trailer

    Brigida Mack from WBTV News came to interview our Lean Teens and it was truly amazing to see our kids answer her questions about fitness and nutrition. Below you can watch the complete 40 minute news video with our teen testimonials. If you have limited time, please watch this quick trailer.

    Teen Testimonials – News Video Part 1

    Teen Testimonials – News Video Part 2

    Try Us Today – Get Your Free Day Pass

    At Kalina’s Fitness, we combine nutrition, group support, and exercise classes to empower kids with the tools they need to achieve their fitness goals. Our program is the only year-round, affordable fitness and weight loss program designed especially for kids and teens between the ages of 8 to 18.

    We are driven by a strong belief that all children deserve the opportunity to realize their full potential. Let us help your child become an amazing version of themselves and schedule your free class today. We look forward to serving you and your family with excellence. Thank you for visiting us!

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