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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Discover the importance of age-appropriate exercises for children and explore a comprehensive guide on fostering healthy physical activity habits. From toddlers to teenagers, find engaging exercises suitable for each age group, ensuring a strong foundation for a lifetime of fitness.

Exercises for Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

Toddlers are full of energy and curiosity, making it crucial to introduce exercises that enhance their motor skills and coordination. Crawling, walking, running, and climbing are excellent ways to encourage physical development. Toddler-friendly exercises include dancing, playing with balls, and engaging in simple stretching routines. Creating a safe environment and supervising their activities closely is vital to prevent accidents.

Exercises for Preschoolers (Ages 3-5)

Preschoolers are eager learners, and their exercises should focus on refining their motor skills while incorporating elements of play and fun. Activities like jumping, skipping, hopping, and balancing on one foot can help improve their coordination and balance. Swimming lessons, tricycle riding, and interactive games like Simon Says, or obstacle courses can be engaging and enjoyable for this age group.

Exercises for School-Aged Children (Ages 6-12)

School-aged children need a variety of exercises to develop their physical abilities, strengthen their muscles, and enhance their cardiovascular endurance. Sports such as soccer, basketball, swimming, and martial arts are excellent options to promote teamwork, discipline, and overall fitness. Encouraging regular outdoor activities like biking, hiking, or rollerblading can also help improve their endurance and coordination.

Exercises for Teenagers (Ages 13-18)

During adolescence, teenagers experience significant physical and hormonal changes. Regular exercise is crucial in maintaining a healthy body weight, building muscle strength, and improving cardiovascular health. Incorporating activities such as jogging, cycling, weightlifting, and aerobic classes can help teenagers maintain their fitness levels and manage stress effectively. Encouraging participation in team sports or joining a gym can foster community and enhance social interaction.

Looking to improve your child's fundamental movement skills? Look no further than Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem! Our exceptional fitness programs for kids are just what your child needs to develop a lifelong love of exercise. Call us today at (336) 287-1193 and schedule a demo class with our excellent instructors.