ask stylebook: building strong young athletes

Melissa: I’m so happy with my current training and nutrition program. Finally at the age of 38 I can say I’m satisfied with my strength and my overall fitness. My concern is my children. I realize they are in PE and learn skills at school. But when I see them exercising with friends on the soccer friend, I see they’re not learning the proper way to do them. I know they won’t listen to me, their mom. How in the world can I teach them the importance of completing their exercises correctly to build their bodies for the future?

Adrien, Fitness on the Run: Melissa we all feel your pain. It’s like helping your kids with homework. Good luck! Well Fitness on the Run will be starting a new student athlete series of classes this month designed from the student athlete to the kid who is willing to learn how to move better – how to learn the proper mechanics of exercise.

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Imagine your child completing a push up and it squat CORRECTLY. To us, form is everything. And why not have some fun with others while learning?

Clink on our link here to learn more or to register. Space is limited to ensure proper attention is paid to every individual no matter the age (3rd-12th grade), fitness level or experience in athletics.


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Adrien founded Fitness on the Run in 2004 out of her home. Today, “FOR” is home to more than 250 clients, 11 instructors, and hundreds of inspirational success stories. She is passionate about helping others view their fitness as a journey, not a quick fix. Adrien’s recipe for success has evolved from a rigid training plan of a 4-5 workouts per week. Now, she believes the most important ingredient is making small changes for big results — even if its only five minutes a day. She works daily to help clients understand the three most vital component of a effective fitness program are consistency, sustainability, and fun. Adrien believes we all benefit from being curious about our bodies and our health and that change is always within reach. She lives a clean lifestyle, insists on getting sufficient quality sleep, and finds ways to manage her stress, typically through dancing with her kids nightly.

Fitness on the Run is Fitness for Life. Combining a focus on strong bodies and strong minds with a robust wellness education program and unparalleled personalized attention, we provide fitness for health, longevity and functionality.

Fitness on the Run
210 N Lee St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314

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