Getting your kids involved in the fitness lifestyle early in life can go a long way to helping them stay fit throughout their lives. Beyond simply involving them in sports, let them see and experience the strong & vibrant community of fit people of all ages.
Everywhere you look these days, our kids are exposed to poor physical role models. Yes, they see sports players and some actors in great shape, but that can’t possibly outweigh their day-to-day environment in the schools, on the street and in the media. And the constant bombardment of advertising for fast-food joints is so over the top it’s almost surprising that only 60% of Americans are overweight or obese…
Our son Devon, pictured above, is a prime example. He grew up around fitness models due in part to our fitness photography business, but also from coming along to events like the one pictured above and from seeing his mom & dad working out regularly in our home gym. From live events like the Fitness And Modeling Expos (FAME) to strolling along South Beach, Florida, Devon has been keenly aware of the fitness lifestyle as far back as he can remember.
Is it any wonder then that now, at 23 he’s strong, lean & weightlifting with us every week? He already knows this isn’t about getting fit or staying in shape – it’s a lifestyle. The fitness lifestyle. And throughout his life he’ll be happier, healthier, stronger, better looking and much more energentic because of it. And isn’t that exactly what we ALL want for our kids?
No matter how young or old your kids are today, start involving them in the fitness community today. Whether they appreciate the fitness lifestyle right now or not isn’t the issue – you will, and the time will come when they thank you for it and for the better life you’ve helped them expect & achieve!