5 Myths about Teen Weight Loss

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To build lifelong healthy habits it is important to start early! The reality is that once you are an adult it is very difficult to change your habits. If you don’t believe me, look at the numbers. Even though there are over 37,000 fitness centers in the US, the overweight and obesity rates have skyrocketed from 47% to 67% among adults. Instead of training adults to change their habits, we need to teach our kids how to build healthy habits as EARLY as possible!

As the Lean Teen Program we specialize in helping kids (ages 8-18) build healthy habits and achieve their goals. And even though we have the highest teen weight loss success rates in Charlotte, losing weight is not always easy. After many conversations with teens and parents struggling in this area, there are several weight loss myths that often hold people back from achieving success. The following are the 5 most common teen weight loss myths:

Myth #1: You can Skip the Vegetables

To have a balanced nutrition plan, it is essential that kids learn to eat more vegetables during meal times and fill half of their plate with plenty of veggies and fruits. Making a veggie smoothie is a good alternative for teens that do not like their texture. However, completely skipping vegetables is out of the question since they are high in nutrients and low in calories. Click Here for 14 smoothie recipes that sneakily add more veggies to your teen’s nutrition. 

Myth #2: Working Out is Always Fun

When it comes down to exercising it is all about training teens to be consistent! According to Scarlette Johansson who is in the new Captain America movie, she got in shape for the role of the Black Widow doing “boring 5am workouts.” It wasn’t about the coolest workout fad or latest gadgets, it was about working out even when she did not want to.  Likewise, our Lean Teen Katherine earned her shirt for always giving it her best effort during her workouts!

Myth #3: You Don’t Need to Lift Weights

Lifting weights is essential to building lean muscle and having a fast metabolism! That is why it is important that kids get used to doing strength training at an early age. To stay fit Katherine comes several times per week to our circuit training classes that include both weight training and cardio. Our Lean Teen coaches always make sure that Katherine works out to her potential by exercising within her target heart rate zone and using good form.

Myth #4: You Just Need to Exercise More

Even though exercise can be beneficial, when it comes to losing weight, nutrition makes up 80% of the equation. The fact is you cannot out-exercise bad eating habits! That is why it is essential kids learn how to eat balanced meals, control their portions, and make healthier food choices as early as possible. Katherine earned her shirt by making big changes to her eating habits and is now at a healthy weight for her age and height.

Myth #5: Diet Soda, Juices, and Weight Loss

When it comes to building lifelong healthy habits, drinking 8 glasses of water is a must. That is why it is important that kids do not replace water with juices or diet sodas. Water helps us stay hydrated and increases our metabolic rate which is important for weight loss and staying healthy. On the other hand, juices and diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners that are toxic and directly affect our hormone levels. 

It is all about Balance and Consistency

At the Lean Teen Program, we specialize on training kids to build healthy habits that last a lifetime. If your teen needs help losing weight, please call us today at (704) 614-6700 or register for a free class at http://leanteenprogram.com/register. Weight loss does not need to be something your child has to face alone! It is all about learning balance and consistency and having the right guidance and support to be successful. Let us help your family get fit!

Our Focus has Always Been on Quality

Since Day 1 our focus has always been on quality. We are on a mission to build the best program for our kids! A place where we can train teens to get fit and give them the support to transform their lives. In this issue we discuss how you can earn a free month, help us partner with doctors, and our parent/teen exercise classes. Thank you for your support as we work hard to help our teens build healthy habits that last a lifetime.

DSC03817Referrals – Get a Free Month

If you love the Lean Teen Program, why not share it? We are strongly committed to helping teens in our community build healthy habits and get fit. We are always grateful if you bring a friend for a free class to try out our program. If they become members, we will give you a free month. It is our way of saying thank you for sharing our program! 
 

Polar-FT7-Heart-Rate-Monitor-WatchPartnership with Doctors

We are partnering with doctors in our area to make sure that kids that need our help are able to get it. However, having access to doctors is not easy since they have a very busy schedule. Please talk to your teen’s pediatrician and let them know about us. If requested we can send your teen’s doctor a progress report and guest passes.
 

Investing in our Parents 

On Saturday April 7th and Saturday April 21st come workout with your teen. We had a great turnout last time and it is always a pleasure to see our parents and teens exercising together.  We are very proud of our parents for their hard work and commitment! Helping our families become healthy together is important to us :)

 

At the Lean Teen Program, we combine nutrition, group support, and exercise classes, to give kids & teens (ages 8-18) the tools to achieve their fitness goals. To schedule a free class for your teen please visit us at http://leanteenprogram.com/register/. Thank you!

Parent/Teen Exercise Classes this Saturday

On Saturday March 3rd come get a great workout with your teen. Our parent/daughter class will be from 9:30am – 10:30am and our parent/son class will be from 10:30am – 11:30am. If you cannot come this Saturday, our next parent/teen exercise class will be on Saturday March 17th. This is a Free Class that is open to all our parents!

Besides having “fun” with your teen, all parents that come also earn a Lean Teen Parent shirt for their hard work. We look forward to seeing you there :)

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Teen Weight Loss Testimonials (News Video)

Did you know that adolescence is the most important time in a person’s life to start developing healthy habits? During the last 4 years we have helped hundreds of teens transform their lives! We can also give your son or daughter the tools to build healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Check out the weight loss testimonials below and register your teen (age 8-18) for a free class.
 
It just takes 2 simple steps:
 
1) Check out this News Video with Brigida Mack and see what our teens are saying. We know that trusting us with your child is a lot to ask but in this news story you will see Dr. White recommend our program and our teens tell you how our program has transformed their lives.
 
2) Click Here to register for a FREE class. The only way we will be able to help your teen is if you come visit us. And even though making changes is not easy, we can help you and will be there for your family every step of the way. So come visit us and see what we can do.
 
To see the full 4 minute news video with teen testimonials Click Here. You can also see the complete 40 minute interview in two parts. Click on the following links for: Part 1 and Part 2. Our promise is to always serve you and your family with excellence. Thanks for your support!

 

 

A BIG Thanks to our Parents and Trainers

Every program requires a combination of teamwork, continuous improvement, planning, and hard work to be at its best. A BIG thanks to all our parents and trainers for their commitment to building a great program for our teens. In this post we will discuss our parent/teen exercise classes, a great deal on heart rate monitors, and investing in our Lean Teen classes. It is a pleasure to help you and your family build healthy habits. Thank you all for your support! 

DSC03817Parent/Teen Exercise Classes

On Saturday March 3rd from 9:30am – 10:30am (parent/daughter class) and 10:30am – 11:30am (parent/son class) come workout with your teen. This is a great way to bond with your teen and get to meet other parents that are members of our Lean Teen Family. We promise it will be a lot of Fun! Look forward to seeing you there :) 
 

Polar-FT7-Heart-Rate-Monitor-WatchHeart Rate Monitors

To ensure that our teens get a great workout we recommend that they use a heart rate monitor. Our trainers are instructed to make sure that all our teens are working within their target heart rate zone of 135-175 beats per minute. You can buy Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitors in Amazon for only $57.95. This is a great deal with free shipping!
 

DSC00146Investing in our Classes

Quality is very important to us! As we grow, we will continue to invest in our classes to ensure our teens receive the best program possible. We are strongly committed to continuously improve our program and help our teens build healthy habits that last a lifetime. Click on link for Class Schedule or to schedule a Free Class for your teen.

At the Lean Teen Program, we are strongly committed to help you and your family build healthy habits that last a lifetime. It is our mission to give teens the tools they need to get fit!