Physical training for children stands against many of the same obstacles that adults experience and The typical exercise venue for youths who are not inclined to play sports is limited.
Children develop at different rates even among the same age groups, and this can lead to anxiety when physical activity does not come naturally. Add to this the fact that some people simply, myself included do not like to exercise in groups and and you have a recipe for decline even among the very young.
Personal training for youths is one solution to this. Working with a personal trainer allows a one on one personal relationship which takes into consideration the specific needs of your child. It is not a replacement for sports training if you child is involved in sports but it can add to it positively, and for those children who prefer not to , it adds a private way to develop a life long habit of caring for their bodies in a measured and progressive way. This can contribute to feelings of accomplishment and confidence, and increased health.
Working with a trainer educated to working with youths is important because your child is not a small version adult. He or she has unique issues in their training that adults do not have. Hydration, heat and cold sensitivity, coordination issues and motivation all vary and ideally you would like to have a trainer for your child who will meet your child as an individual and respect their differences while still encouraging them to be their best and to build on their best.