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:
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.
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, Katherine (pictured above) earned her shirt for always giving it her best effort during her workouts!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!