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The Science: 

The
Kids for Life Cycle System focuses on the principles of periodization in which the neuromuscular system receives new, demanding stimuli that ensure adaption and progression.
 
The program takes advantage of your child's natural resilience to exercise and stimulates his or her maturing organs and systems such as balance, hand-eye coordination, and controlled movements, which remain permanent throughout his or her life, by exercising those maturing systems as your child grows.

The periodization diagram below shows how the three cycled programs Basic Training, Movement Development, and Active Athletics overlap depending on your child's unique developmental stages and personal interests.
                                                                                                                 
The programs are cycled every 6 -12 weeks and share elements based on the child's needs, biological age, level of fitness, and personality.

Phase One:
Basic Training


Teaches fitness basics such as proper form for safe, controlled movements during exercises.  


This program focuses on your child’s strength.
The objective is to


. Ascertain how well he or she controls movements during a particular exercise.
 
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Enhance flexibility and cardiovascular strength as well as improve nutritional education.









Phase Two:
Movement Development


Your child is given exercises similar to the ones he or she mastered in Basic Training that are enhanced by changing his or her base of support.

· Balance boards, Bosu®, Stability Balls and one-legged movements are incorporated into the exercises and to help develop motor skills and stimulate the neuromuscular system.

· Ensuring your child is given new challenges that improve his or her skills, still have fun and increase self esteem.





Phase Three:
Active Athletics


Active Athletics is the natural progression of Basic Training and Movement Development that focuses on athletic enhancement.
 
· Incorporates dynamic movement and exercises that increase your child’s heart rate and boosts his or her metabolism throughout the day.

· Skills learned combine the first two stages into single exercises in which dynamic movements such as hand-eye-coordination – essential in sports – are included.

· Adjustments are routinely made to the child’s program to minimize long-term injury and help improve equilibrium (i.e., strengthen weaker muscles and limbs).