Check out LGA’s Parkour version of Harlem Shake Below
and our new Parkour Website by Jason!
Visit the “Hosted Competition” section under Gymnastics for more information
Monday – Fridays 10:00am – 11:30am. Ages 4 and under at 5150 Clinton Parkway
$4 members/$5 non-members
One of our goals here at LGA is to educate and instruct not only the children who enter our doors each day, but their parents, too. We want to share information that we think will help you learn more about your kids, and more about what you can do to help them get the most out of their time and experience with us.
It is our Mission at Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics to provide a fun, safe place where children can enjoy physical activity and prepare for a healthy, active life.
Make Fitness Fun For Your Kids!
The song, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is true. And, so do boys. If you make fitness fun, they’ll participate, enjoy it, and continue to like it throughout their lives.
Starting children when they’re young with fun and fitness is very important. In 1978 the Newman and Strong Study showed through autopsies done on preschoolers, that even as young as three year olds, children show signs of coronary risk factors. They had discovered streaks of fatty deposits in their blood. We have to get our children active and help to keep them active throughout their life. Obviously, it is extremely important to promote regular exercise to our children.
Because children’s bodies are so small they naturally have impaired cardiac output and stroke volume and lower oxygen capacity due to smaller heart and lungs. Because of their inhibited lung capacity they breathe quicker than adults and prefer a start and stop activity over something that is more aerobic in nature. Most kids naturally don’t like aerobic activity. They lack the attention span and it is physically uncomfortable for them. What can we do then as parents to see that our children are growing and physically getting stronger? Encourage active play. Encourage them to join gymnastics and structured exercise classes, soccer teams, and any group of kids that MOVE!
Society has helped to make couch potatoes out of children. With the crime rate as it is, many parents don’t feel comfortable allowing their children to go out to play freely like they did when they were kids. In many families both the mother and father work and don’t get home in time to allow their children to go out and play. And, they don’t feel comfortable for the babysitter to watch them outside. In light of that, we have to take charge of our children’s fitness. We know as parents it’s our job to get out children to team practices, gymnastics, or dance classes. These activities will prevent adult obesity, and are worth our extra time and effort.