Category Archives: Teen Fitness

Join the Movement!

Did you know that 33% of our children are considered overweight or obese? That once they become adults that percentage will double to 67%?

According to our military leaders, most Americans are too overweight to serve in our military making obesity our greatest threat to national security. Obesity is also our country’s number ONE cause of death as more adults develop heart disease and stroke early in life. The GOOD news is that all this is preventable! Continue reading

Meet our Trainers :)

As we grow the Lean Teen Program, our promise to you is to build the best program possible for your teen. We are committed 100% to making sure quality always comes first with no exceptions. Now that we are growing rapidly we have two new Lean Teen coaches to help us meet demand. Justin and Cate are both passionate about helping teens and have the experience necessary to lead our exercise classes. They will work in combination with my wife as she devotes more time to developing a strong curriculum for our class discussions.

To good health,
Jorge Martinez


The Fun of Fitness

I know the words weight loss sound intimidating. We are nothing like that! Our program was created for teens like you to learn healthy habits without any judgment or pressure. Once you get to visit us you will see what I mean. That is why we offer all our teens a FREE class with NO obligation. We just want you to check us out.

My husband and I created the Lean Teen Program with YOU in mind. We know that you have enough stress in your life and things to deal with. I speak from the heart when I say that we love all our teens! We just want them to be happy and live a long and healthy life. When you come visit us I promise you will feel right at home.  Continue reading

The Workout

If you think it takes hours of grueling gym time to see real change, then think again. In just thirty minutes you can get a great workout! Our Lean Teen exercise classes consist of a 30 minute total body workout that includes a 2 minute warm-up, 25 minutes of circuit training, and a 3 minute cool down. All our exercise classes use hydraulic equipment designed to be safe for teens and to provide the right amount of resistance. It helps our teens to build lean muscle and to burn calories more quickly!

Our focus with circuit training is to help stimulate the muscles while also keeping the heart rate elevated. Our rest periods never exceed 60 seconds. Having short rest periods helps to keep the heart rate elevated and the body at fat burning levels. We also require our teens to use a heart rate monitor to ensure they are exercising at the right intensity level without going overboard and risking injury (normally 65-85 percent of their maximum heart rate).  Continue reading

Welcome to the Lean Teen Blog!

My name is Jorge Martinez and I am the President and Founder of the Lean Teen Program. My wife, Kalina, is the Program Director and has over 18 years of experience as a psychotherapist and high school counselor working with teens. We started the Lean Teen Program in 2003 because we saw a great need to help teens develop healthy habits, lose weight, and improve their quality of life. The fact is that obesity is currently the number ONE cause of death in our country as more adults develop heart disease and stroke early in life. The GOOD NEWS is that all this preventable!

My wife and I truly believe that adolescence is the most important time in a person’s life to start developing healthy habits. The Lean Teen Blog is another tool we plan to use to inspire, motivate and educate teens to help them reach their goals and achieve permanent weight loss. Our journey is a story filled with challenges, perseverance, hope and lots of faith! It began in 2002 as we ventured into entrepreneurship to follow our passion and start a fitness and weight loss center that we named Ladies Inshape.  Continue reading