The Little Gym Summer Camp Programs Keep Children Technology-Free, Physically Active and Mentally Sharp

Contact:
Randall Harward
The Little Gym of Orem
801-226-3800
tlgoremut@thelittlegym.com

The Little Gym Summer Camp Programs Keep Children Technology-Free,
Physically Active and Mentally Sharp during School Break

Importance of regular physical activity highlighted by recent study
linking summer months to increased risk of obesity in children

Orem, UT (Grassroots Newswire) April 4, 2017 – Summer should be the time
of year when children spend hours outside, enjoying the warm weather, long
hours of daylight, and fun activities that keep their bodies moving.
According to a recent study* that followed a diverse group of children
from the start of kindergarten through second grade, this is not the case.
Researchers found participants displayed signs of decreased physical
activity during the summer months, not during the school year, and, as a
result, seasonal-related weight gain.  Randall Harward, owner of The
Little Gym of Orem, says that researchers pointed to a lack of daily
exercise and excessive engagement with media as contributing causes to
these findings.

“During summer break, families should have the chance to vacation and
reconnect without the constant time constraints of school, homework, and
after-school activities,” says Harward. “Unfortunately, parents’ work and
other responsibilities don’t take a months-long pause. Families are then
left looking alternatives to screen time and other passive activities that
have the potential to negatively impact a child’s overall wellbeing.”

For many families, summer camp programs offer a viable solution. Programs
at The Little Gym of Orem, for example, deliver active and imaginative
camp and class programs that keep kids moving, learning, and having fun.
Flexible scheduling options allow parents to enroll their children for as
little as a day, or as long as the entire summer. Age-appropriate
activities at the Super Quest Summer Camp vary from week-to-week, offering
children ages 3 to 8 years a fresh experience each time. Interest-driven
Skill Thrill camps allow children ages 6 to 12 years to repeat a camp as
they refine certain skills.

“A fun, nurturing summer camp program can benefit a child in so many
ways,” says Harward. “At our camp programs and classes, children are
given the opportunity to interact with positive role models, work with
their peers, develop creative skills, and build independence in a safe,
secure environment. When kids unplug, they are able to rediscover their
creativity, develop relationships with their peers, learn teamwork, gain
new skills, and experience success. Keeping children active and learning
during the summer months can even reduce the stress of transition into the
new school year.”

The Little Gym of Orem is located at 150 West Center Street. For more
information, or to register for summer camps and classes, please contact
Randall Harward at 801-226-3800 or tlgoremut@thelittlegym.com or visit
www.thelittlegym.com/oremUT, or go to www.TheLittleGym.com.

*http://www.mothering.com/articles/surprising-new-study-finds-kids-less-physically-active-summer-school-year/

About The Little Gym
The Little Gym is an internationally recognized program that helps
children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each
stage of childhood. The very first location was established in 1976 by
Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children.  The
Little Gym International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., was
formed in 1992 to franchise The Little Gym concept.   Today, The Little
Gym International has over 330 locations in 32 countries.  For more
information, visit The Little Gym at www.TheLittleGym.com.

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