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

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |  sngws@aol.com

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 16th 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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05/03/2019


Prevent Your Youngster from Injury While They Exercise

Children have a great tendency to bounce off things which adults seem to only fall into. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t get injured during activities like sports and exercise. Stretch-n-Grow, Winston/Salem, NC has some great tips to share which can prevent injuries.

Warm Up

If your youngsters have been sitting on the couch all day watching movies or playing video games or they have been sitting on a chair behind a school desk all day, then their muscles can become locked and tight. If they immediately start to play sport or exercise without some stretching or type of warm-up then it can cause injury to their muscles. Before they begin exercise of any type, teach them some basic stretches to unlock their muscles and prepare their body for fun sport and exercise.

The Right Gear

Don’t worry, this tip isn’t going to suggest buying the latest sports fashion for your kids. However, it is important that your child is wearing the right clothes and accessories for their activity, to prevent injury. For example:
  • Running in shoes which weren’t designed for running can cause ankle and knee injuries.
  • When playing games like Hockey or Soccer, be sure your youngster is wearing protecting shin guards.
Of course, if, when thinking about the activities your child enjoys, you notice a different safety accessory they should be wearing, make sure they have it next time.

Children’s Fitness Is Important

If your child spends much of their time on the couch then enroll them in fun children’s fitness classes at Stretch-n-Grow, Winston/Salem, NC. Call (336) 287-1193 and speak with an expert about how your child can benefit from and enjoy children’s fitness classes.