Kids

The Best Summer Ever!

For Sarasota students, the last day of school is June 6 and for Manatee County school kids, the last day is May 31. YMCA summer camps begin in Sarasota on June 7 and in Manatee County, on June 5. There are so many options for a summer camp experience at the Sarasota and Manatee county…

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Holidays ‘Fit for a Kid’

In the 941, there are myriad camps and programs to help keep your kids active and moving during both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks. Plus, many folks are working during the holiday breaks and in the case of the winter break for local schools, that break is long; both Manatee and Sarasota county school…

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School Days Fitness

A lot is going on at the beginning of the school year. The transition from summer isn’t always easy. For starters, readjusting schedules has likely been a chore since kids often stay up later and sleep in during summer. And there’s the transition back to academia in general. Researchers and educators have known for decades…

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BMX is Great Exercise for Kids

Born from imagination and creative invention, BMX got its start when 1970s California kids began riding (and stunting) their bikes on dirt tracks and desert hills and terrain a la motocross performed by motorcycles. Bicycle motocross soon became wildly popular and a sports industry was born. Four decades after being invented by kids, in 2008…

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All that glitter is not just for show in competitive dance

The decision to enter their child into a competitive dance program can be a perplexing proposition for parents. Competitive dance today is not a new option for children; however it has become a more popular option due to many television programs and today’s media. These popular television programs both romanticize and deglamorize competitive dance, often…

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Work It: Mommy or Daddy & Me

There are so options today for moms (or dads) to incorporate a part of their own fitness program with one especially geared towards their young child or children. Dubbed ‘Mommy and Me,’ or ‘Daddy and Me,’ classes, some in the 941 include a focus on the mom’s fitness (or the dad’s) while others are geared…

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Inspiring Kids to be Active

Exercise. Let’s face it, exercise sounds like a chore for adults and for kids. Same. Try changing the word; make it simple and say to your kids you’d like to see play for a couple of hours every day, be it with friends outside, or jogging with your dog, maybe throwing a Frisbee or even…

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Learn to Swim Programs for Kids

School is back in session, the temperatures are still high, and the kids need activities to keep them moving. Summer has past, but there is still no time like the present for your children to learn to swim. This skill is a critical one, especially for anyone living here on the Gulf Coast of Florida….

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Kids Summer Camp! When School is Out, Camps are in Session!

As usual, Florida has gone from winter to summer weather in the blink of an eye, temperatures steadily creeping into the high 80s and soon, 90s. This means that the school year is nearing its end, which also means yourkids will be looking for things to do. When the heat rises, sitting in an air…

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