Category Archives: Healthy Habits

5 Healthy Back-to-School Tips


After a long summer break, our teens will soon be going back to school. This is a great opportunity to create new healthy habits for your kids and the entire family. As experts in counseling families and teens, here are the top 5 tips we recommend to help you and your family get off to a healthy start:

#1: Set Early Bedtimes

It is very important that teens get a healthy amount of sleep each night to stay focused throughout the day. They also need more sleep than adults because they are in a time of very fast physical, intellectual, and emotional growth. To help your teen stay alert and focused, most experts agree that they get more than 8 hours of sleep each night. Sticking to a routine is important too, so don’t let weekends become a late-night free-for-all.

#2: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

Most experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped. It is also a great opportunity for your teen to get a healthy dose of essential nutrients such as calcium, fiber, and calcium. To get your kids ready for breakfast each morning, consider making their bedtimes a little earlier each night so they have enough time to eat breakfast and whenever possible, can enjoy it together as a family.

#3: Stock up on Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients and low in calories! A healthy snack will also help your teen stay energized and alert during the day. To ensure your teen gets plenty of fruits and vegetables, we recommend you keep pre-washed produce available to simply grab and eat. Keep a bag of celery sticks and baby carrots or plenty of berries, grapes, apples, pears and bananas for your kids to snack on during the day. 

#4: Exercise at Least Twice a Week

It is important that your teen exercises regularly not only to stay fit but also to perform better in school! According to experts “exercise boosts academic performance in various ways: allowing kids to pay attention better and focus on their work; boosting self-esteem and mood; and increasing blood flow to the brain helping with memory and concentration.” We highly recommend that all our kids come to our Lean Teen Classes at least twice a week.

#5: Limit Liquid Calories

When it comes to building lifelong healthy habits, drinking 8 glasses of water is a must. Teens cannot replace water with juices or diet sodas! Water helps us stay hydrated and increases our metabolic rate which is important for weight loss. On the other hand, juices and diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners that are toxic and directly affect our hormone levels. Sugary drinks are simply empty calories and devoid of nutrients!

Maintaining Balance and Consistency

We will review these tips with our kids during the next few weeks as we prepare them for the new school year. If your family needs our help please call us at (704) 614-6700 or you can also enroll your teen for a Free Class. Being fit is all about learning balance and consistency and having the right guidance and support to be successful. Thank you for your support :)

Parent & Teen Exercise Classes this Saturday

We are very proud of our parents for their hard work and commitment! On Saturday June 23rd 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. This is a free class open to all our parents and a great way to bond with your teen while getting plenty of exercise. 
 
To build healthy exercise habits, we highly recommend that all our members come to our classes a minimum of twice a week. Fridays are the perfect day to make-up missed classes since our teens can workout with a trainer at their own flexible schedule and get more personalized attention. Please Click Here for our complete class schedule. Thank you :)
 

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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!

 

 

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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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!