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 25th 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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The summer Olympics might be over, but that doesn’t mean that we can learn some valuable lessons from the best athletes in the world. The Olympics are a great way to introduce children to different sports and how athletes become the best version of themselves.

The Importance of Setting Goals

One of the most important things an athlete learns early on is to set manageable goals that they can work towards. With a little bit of guidance, children can learn from early on how to set goals, which can help them grow into teenagers and adults who know how to align their actions and focus on achieving their goals in the long run. Finally, setting goals can also help children appreciate the road they’ve walked, which is excellent for growing their self-esteem.

Winning Isn’t Always The Most Important Thing

Athletes all over the world know that winning isn’t the most important thing all the time. Sometimes what matters is the process, small wins and testing what they’ve learned is a greater way to measure success. This is also an excellent thing for children to learn, as they’ll learn to consider small wins as a part of the bigger picture and small losses as an inevitable part of getting better.

Learning Resilience

Finally, when an actual loss comes, as it often happens in the Olympics, children can learn how to manage their feelings and build resilience in the face of adversity. This skill is essential to getting better and taking losses in stride. Children who learn how to pick themselves up after a fall will grow into adults who face adversity in life and bounce back quicker than those who didn’t work on this skill as children. Are you looking for children’s exercise in Winston/Salem, NC? Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem NC has exercise programs for children to build healthy habits from the start. Call them today at (336) 287-1193, and a friendly professional will answer all your questions!