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KIDS’ SHOPPE / SHOPPE SPORT

WHERE KID'S FIND THEIR STRONG!

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KIDS' SHOPPE
Kids’ SHOPPE classes are one-hour sessions that are designed to help kids learn and understand the value and importance of physical activity in their lives.  Every session is jam-packed with age-appropriate games, exercises, and activities that focus on fun and fitness.  Participants will “learn their STRONG” to build fit bodies.
About
SHOPPE SPORT
SHOPPE SPORT is designed to develop the skills, discipline and strong character necessary for youth athletes to reach their highest level of personal growth and achievement while emphasizing a strong commitment to education.  We are committed to helping our athletes reach their greatest potential by providing intensive instruction and opportunities to compete at a higher level of play where discipline, teamwork and good sportsmanship are expected.
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FACTS

According to experts, “regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for promoting lifelong health and well-being….” It’s recommended that children and teens should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity everyday.

 

FACTS

Unfortunately, “only 21.6% of 6 to 19 year-old children and adolescents in the United States attained 60 or more minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on at least 5 days per week.”

 

FACTS

Regular physical activity improves cardio respiratory fitness, builds strong bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduces the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.

FACTS

Physical activity also improves academic performance.  “Students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (e.g., memory), and classroom behaviors (e.g., on-task behavior). “

 

 

Hello, I'm

John Silva

Kids' SHOPPE Specialist

John holds a degree in Movement Science/Exercise Physiology from William Paterson University.  He is a certified Health and Physical Education teacher in the State of NJ, an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Physical Best Health Fitness Specialist.

During his 30 plus year career, John has worked as a health and fitness instructor, an exercise specialist, strength and conditioning coach, and a health and physical education teacher. As a professional educator and health and fitness expert, John has worked with thousands of children and adolescents. He loves to educate, inspire, and motivate youth to learn, grow and adopt healthy lifestyles.

John is committed to help these young people reach their goals and achieve optimal well-being, while building strong character. His fun, energetic, and enthusiastic hands-on teaching approach engages and equips kids to be the best they can be.

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WHY CHILDREN NEED EXERCISE

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE FOR CHILDREN

It’s not a newsflash that children need exercise in their lives. In fact, we’re all probably pretty aware of the fact that increased physical activity helps children build healthy bodies and prevent chronic disease. And we also know that helping our kids to love movement sets them up to be stronger and healthier teens and adults.  But, what we may not be as familiar with is the “How” and “Why.”

 

How Exercise Helps Children’s Physical Development

  • Develops Muscle Strength: Muscle strength helps to reduce children’s risk of injury. Lifting things, including their own body weight, keeps them healthy and limber, so they feel well and function optimally.
  • Improves Cardiovascular Capacity: Moving vigorously cultivates a healthy heart and lungs, and helps prevent hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure), which can develop during childhood. Regular physical activity also can substantially lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
  • Keeps Bones Strong: The crucial time to build bones starts before the teen years and lasts until the mid-20s, which is when bones grow to their maximum thickness. You can help your kids prevent the onset of osteoporosis by encouraging them to do weight-bearing activities like jump rope, running games, pivoting, and balancing.
  • Decreases Body Fat: Aerobic activity and strength training help children expend energy (calories), which helps them with weight control and positive body fat distribution.
  • Maintains a Steady, Healthy Weight: Movement and a healthy diet, combined with reducing sedentary behaviors like watching TV and playing computer games help to prevent obesity, which in turn can help prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.

 

How Exercise Helps Children’s Psychological Well-Being

A HEALTHY CHILD IS A HAPPY CHILD

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