Physical Education with Imagination!
of the Triad
Servicing the Triad area. 

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 26th year serving children, families, and child care centers! 

We are passionate about helping children learn about fitness and building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!

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Promoting lifelong fitness in children is crucial for their long-term health and well-being. In today's world, where technology dominates our lives, encouraging children to be active and instill healthy habits from an early age is more important than ever. Here are some tips on how to promote lifelong fitness in children:
  1. Make exercise fun: Children are more likely to stick to an exercise routine if it's enjoyable. Incorporate activities they enjoy, such as swimming, dancing, or playing sports.
  2. Be a role model: Children learn from their parents, so lead by example. Engage in physical activity with your child, such as taking a family hike or playing catch.
  3. Set realistic goals: Encourage your child to set achievable fitness goals, such as running a certain distance or doing a specific number of push-ups. Celebrate their accomplishments to boost their self-esteem and motivate them to continue.
  4. Limit screen time: Excessive screen time is linked to sedentary behavior, which can negatively impact a child's health. Encourage outdoor play and limit screen time to no more than two hours a day.
  5. Encourage healthy eating: A balanced diet is essential for maintaining a healthy weight and promoting physical activity. Offer nutritious meals and snacks, and involve your child in meal planning and preparation.
  6. Foster independence: Encourage your child to take ownership of their fitness routine. Let them choose activities they enjoy and allow them to set their own fitness goals.
By promoting lifelong fitness in children, we can help them establish healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Through fun and enjoyable physical activities, healthy eating habits, and positive role modeling, we can instill a love of exercise and healthy living that will benefit them for years to come.

If you want to promote lifelong fitness in your children, start now! Try some of the tips in this post to help your child establish healthy habits that will last a lifetime. And if you're looking for expert guidance and fun fitness programs for your child, contact Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem at (336) 287-1193 today. Let's help your child build a healthy future!