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Fitness for toddlers and preschoolers

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Running, crawling, and jumping are part of being a toddler or preschooler, and parents do not often look for extra fitness activities for their young child. Toddlers and preschoolers are at risk for obesity, and early fitness for them should be a high priority for parents who want to avoid obesity and the health problems that come with obesity for their toddler or preschooler. Early physical fitness is just as important as early educational activities.

Sarasota is fortunate to have several outlets for keeping toddlers and preschoolers physically fit. Fitness for toddlers and preschoolers has become a topic of interest, and owners of fitness gyms for children have added fitness classes for the younger children. Safety and developmentally appropriate fitness activities for toddlers and preschoolers are top priorities for the organizations in the List. The three fitness outlets for young children that are listed and reviewed employ highly trained fitness coaches for young children. The gyms that are offering fitness programs for toddlers and preschoolers are clean, and offer a wide variety of options for parents who want to introduce fitness activities to their young child.

Check out the List for some great options for getting your toddler and preschooler into fitness for life.

Fitness for toddlers and preschoolers
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Fitness for toddlers and preschoolers

Acrofit Gymnastics in Sarasota offer a great program for toddlers and preschoolers from ages 2-3 years old.  Their Kids Zone fitness activities are developmentally appropriate for ages 2-3.  Tumble Jungle fitness is offered Monday-Friday from 9:30-12:30.  You are invited to try a trial class for $5.  Cost for these classes are $125 per week with the option of 5 flex days to fit your schedule.  Toddlers must be 2 by May 1 and must be fully potty trained.  The Fit Kids program at Acrofit Gymnastics is offered for preschoolers ages 3-5 on Fridays from 9:30-12:30.  Fit Kids is a 3-hour drop off program that busy parents will find appealing.  Training on bars, vault, beam, and trampoline are all activities for the preschoolers.

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Fun and fitness

Selby Library in Sarasota is a great source for free fitness activities coming in April for ages 0-5 years.  Fun to Be Fit begins on April 1 at Selby Library.  Activities will be offered from 2:15-3:00 p.m. for infants, toddlers, aion may nd preschoolers.  The library is part of the Sarasota County Library system.  Information can be obtained by logging on at www.schlibs.net.

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Kids super gym

Kids Super Gym in Sarasota is another great choice to introduce your toddler or preschooler to fitness activities for life.  Gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline activities are all developmentally appropriate fitness opportunities for preschoolers at the Super Gym.  Parents are also encouraged to join the fitness fun with your preschooler with their Parent and Tot classes.  The Kids Super Gym is located at 7337 International Place in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota.  You may call 941-907-9085 for more information.     

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