Kids’ Health – Upside Down Fitness for Kids

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert Margie Weiss discusses the basics of upside down fitness for kid’s.

    Margie Weiss

    Margie Weiss has been in the fitness industry all of her life, having been a national gymnast as a child, and mother/trainer to three international athletes. Owner-coach of MG Gymnastics, her team produced international stars for 15 years. Former owner of 2 Gold's Gym franchises, Margie is also a certified personal trainer, specializing in youth sports conditioning. She has trained international athletes, including her children. Her son, Michael, is a 2-time US Olympic figure skater and 3-time US National Champion. Currently, she is GGX (Group exercise director & instructor) for 3 Gold's Gyms, where one of her programs boasts 500 classes per month; she supervises 175 instructors. Having published many articles in the fitness field, she enjoys seeing progress in each of her participants. But the things that makes her most proud of the lives she has affected are her 5 grandchildren, all of whom live very close. Seeing their smiles makes every day worth smiling about!

    My name Margie Weiss, I have been a fitness trainer, a personal trainer, for many years, a national gymnastic coach, and owner of gyms and aerobics director, and also the mother and trainer of three international athletes. My oldest son, Michael, is an international figure skater. He has been on two Olympic teams, and my two daughters have been in the sports of diving and ice skating. The reason I mention them is because the workout today is going to be about upside down fitness for kids. Everybody likes to be upside down, especially kids, and if we can have them working out in something that they have fun with, theyre not going to realize perhaps that they also are getting a good workout and theyre getting fitter as they do it. Things that we want to remember before we start is you want to do a proper warm up, which were going to cover in a minute. We also need to have the athletic clothing that we would need both for the child and for you, including athletic shoes and outfit that is movable, but fairly close to your body, breathable, so that you dont entangle yourself in your athlete. If you have a sequence that were doing today that you dont feel comfortable with, make sure that you get to a gymnastic trainer, a personal trainer or a fitness trainer. they can help you to make sure that what youre doing with your child is safe not only for the child, but for you. Safety cues for the adult is especially occurring at the knees and hips, you want to make sure you bend your knees and rise when youre assisting your child, so that you dont injure your lower back. With that being said, lets get on with the first exercise.