Child Exercise Programs
New to 2009: The Swim Squad has specialized instructors who can work with your child individually to lose weight and get in shape! The Swim Squad's Physical Therapists will drive to your home or community pool to teach Aqua Therapy or Aqua Aerobics classes. Keeping your child fit and in shape is very important. The water has been proven to be easier on the joints and a great overall work out.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese -- a number that has tripled since 1980. In addition to the 16 percent of children and teens ages 6 to 19 who were over weight in 1999-2002, another 15 percent were considered at risk of becoming overweight. ("Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1999-2002"; Oct. 6, 2004)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the past three decades the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. ("Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1999-2002"; Oct. 6, 2004)
Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. This increases to 80 percent if one or more parent is overweight or obese. (United States Department of Health and Human Services)
Take control of your child's physical well-being, and enroll them in our Aqua Aerobics or Aqua Therapy classes! Please call (352) 375-8080 in Gainesville for more information!