BMI stands for “Body Mass Index,” a measurement doctors use to determine whether people are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Is BMI important for teens? Yes! If your child’s BMI is too high or too low they could be at risk for a bunch of health problems.
What to do if your teen’s BMI is too high or too low?
When people eat more calories than they burn off, their bodies store the extra calories as fat. If your child’s BMI indicates that they are overweight or obese for a teen, they could be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and several kinds of cancer. To avoid such problems, your child needs to change their eating habits and get more exercise.
If your teen is underweight? It is important they find ways to gain weight and consider building up their muscles.
Is your teen’s BMI all you need to know?
Since your teen’s body mass index only factors in their height and their weight, it’s far from telling the whole story about their health. For starters, it does not measure their body fat, which is a much more accurate way to tell if your child is overweight or obese. Our consultants can measure your teen’s body fat percentage using a BMI analyzer and make recommendations about healthy eating and exercise.
At Kalina’s Fitness, our mission is to give teens (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 and Personalized Meetings
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 Support to Empower Teens (ages 8-18)
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 with a Certified Coach
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.
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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.