Children's Fitness Activities Bronx NY

Local resource for children’s fitness in Bronx. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to exercise and physical activities for children, as well as advice and content on how to keep your children in shape and combat child obesity.

The Athletic And Swim Club
(646) 626-4657
787 7th Ave
New York, NY
Promotion
Offer - Complimentary 3-Day guest pass when you mention Felix.

Limit - one pass per individual.

Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Aerobics, Aquatic Exercise, Fitness Center, Free Weights, Indoor Cycling, Martial Arts, Massage, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Whirlpool, Yoga

Gotham City Fitness Tanning Spa
(718) 239-2200
2235 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY
 
Gotham City Fitness Tanning
(718) 239-2200
2233 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY
 
Bronx Traditional Shotokan Karate DO
(718) 822-1329
1626 Bronxdale Ave
Bronx, NY
 
Castle Hill Little League
(718) 824-5555
1166 Zerega Ave
Bronx, NY
 
Curves
(718) 931-4321
1186 E 180th St
Bronx, NY
 
New York Sports Clubs
(718) 828-0611
1601 Bronxdale Ave # 1
Bronx, NY
 
Susan Marlowe Fitness For Woman
(914) 738-4000
822 Pelham Pkwy S
Bronx, NY
 
S P Fitness Center
(718) 823-0168
1707 Unionport Rd
Bronx, NY
 
Curves Bronx
1186 East 180th St.
Bronx, NY
 

Health


Dr. Roger McIntire

Up to 30 percent of kids in our schools are overweight. That number has doubled since the 1990s when we first worried about the weight problem of children in this column. In the last 25 years, the rate of obesity has tripled in the 6-to-19 age range.

These kids will die six years earlier than their normal weight counterparts. No, they are not likely to avoid the consequences by changing their ways as they grow up. In fact, more will join their ranks in adult years.

You don’t have to look far to find the reasons. Restaurants and fast food eateries are offering larger and larger portions and reasonable, healthy foods are not part of the hype in the McDonald's vs Burger King competition. Parents purchase these poor meals when the family eats out and often bring poor choices home from the supermarket. If parents bring home good choices, the kids will eat the good choices—-if nothing else is there to tempt them. They will complain but their body-mass index will improve.

A person’s body-mass index (BMI) is easy to calculate. Take your weight in pounds times 703 and divide by your height in inches squared. For example, if you are 5 foot 6 (66 inches) and weigh 155, your BMI is 25, that is, 155 times 703 divided by 4356 (66 x 66).

A BMI of 25 is right on the low end of the overweight window (25 to 30). The obese category is 30 and up. Those in the 25 to 30 range will die three years sooner than average; with a BMI over 30, life expectancy is reduced another 3 to 10 years. In 1994, 49 percent of American women and 59 percent of men had a BMI above 25, says the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. We’ve been growing ever since.

Frequently, overweight and obese children are afflicted with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, lower joint pain and gallbladder surgery. All were rare in the doctor’s office 50 years ago.

Kids are not good at selecting their diet if the temptations at home are filled with too much sugar, too much meat and too much fat. If we put bad diets in front of them and leave them to their own choices, we are abusing their health, their happiness and their life expectancy. Don’t bring home any more bad food. Instead follow the advice of the latest studies concerning weight problems in the New England Journal of Medicine. They advise restricting meat portions in the weekly menu, providing fruits instead of candies, and offering water and fr...

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Sports


Dr. Roger McIntire

Everyone believes his favorite activity should be required of all children. And the kids, to show the proper spirit, should be enthusiastic at practice and almost hyper at any meet, match, game, or tournament.

Our game was soccer and the problems started when I was asked to coach. I saw myself as a reasonable coach, of course, not at all like those other coaches going crazy when one of my players innocently committed a life-threatening foul.

Those other coaches were fanatics - a game and three practices a week plus one game and sometimes more on the weekend - usually on a field four exits beyond Cleveland. If I suggested my kids might miss a practice or game for a family event, you would think I had said something disloyal about our country!

So beware of the fanatics who can take all your child's time out of school with the bribe of a team t-shirt. Consider limiting the formal, outside of school, activities to one or two. That will leave you and your family at least two nights a week free of exhaustion and available for family activities.

In my third season as a sideline parent I started refereeing pre-adolescent players who ranged from the size of a small chicken to a Redskin linebacker. I found the big challenge was not controlling mis-matched players. It's the wild, screaming, would-be player-parents off the field who create the most trouble.

Since a foul could go for or against their perfect and innocent child, parents are sure referees are wrong 50 percent of the time. They're also quite sure that as soon as they find time to read the rule book, they will prove that their little darling would never "foul" one of those other little ruffians.

One trick to controlling the players is to learn names. If you call number 14 for pushing, he is likely to be innocent, incredulous, and grumpy. If you add, "Be careful, Mark, that's dangerous," Mark is personally embarrassed and has the nagging fear you're going to tell his mommy!

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