Changing a Nation One Child at a Time

 
 
 
 

Training Programs

 

The program is segmented into three different videos based on age group; However, parents can pick up the program at any age.

 

 
Workout 1
6 weeks to walking
Exercises for beginning movements with emphasis on using both left and right sides of the body. The child is made aware of using all limbs to the fullest extent. Eye movements are stressed with eventual hand-Eye coordination drills being introduced.

 

 

 
Workout 2
12 months (or walking) - 3 years
Building on the exercises learned in the previous section, continual repetition is used to improve all skills. As the child continues to mature and improve, more exercises are introduced involving gross and fine motor skills..

You will begin to notice improvement and will appreciate the cognitive power children possess.


 

 
Workout 3
3 - 5 years
Continuing to build on the prior exercises, coordination, flexibility, and strength drills are stressed as the child begins to appreciate what they are accomplishing. Running and jumping skills are learned through fun exercises. Each skill is improved by repetition and new, more complicated exercises are introduced.

All previous skills come together as the child has learned to appreciate the great feeling of success within their own abilities. Sport skills are emphasized through continual attention to gross and fine motor skills combined with improved hand eye coordination.

Why My Kids First Coach?



 

Our nation's young people are, in large measure, inactive, unfit and increasingly overweight. Since 1980, the percentage of American children who are overweight has doubled and the percentages of adolescents who are overweight has nearly tripled.

Doctors and researchers agree that the solution to this epidemic starts during the child's infancy.

Parents can take proactive steps to cultivate an active, healthy and athletic lifestyle as early as 6 weeks old. Simple exercises performed at this critical developmental period can result in advanced flexibility, hand-eye coordination, strength, confidence and even an enhanced aptitude for learning.

 
The My Kids First Coach program was designed to fill this growing void and give parents a turn-key approach to raising healthy and active kids. It's developers have taken the existing research and combined it with their own diverse experiences to create "My Kids First Coach".

The My Kids First Coach videos is directed toward the development of motor skills in infants to 5 year olds. It describes to parents how to perform basic exercises with their children that will give them a life-long advantage.

  What The Experts Say

 

 

William Dietz, MD, PhD
Director of the division of nutrition and physical activity with the CDC
"There's no question that this has reached epidemic proportions. Since 1980, the percentage of American children who are overweight has doubled and the percentage of adolescents who are overweight has nearly tripled.".

Melindra Southern, PhD
Director of the Childhood Obesity Laboratory at Louisiana State University
"It's no coincidence that the same two decades that brought us soaring obesity rates also brought us cable TV, home computers, the proliferation of fast-food restaurants and the verb "supersize." Add to it that many schools no longer offer recess or physical education; school lunches are high in fat and calories; and there are vending machines with junk food that you can eat anywhere and everywhere."

"It's not primarily the family's fault that childhood obesity rates are rising; we live in an environment that causes and promotes obesity. But the fact is, the family has to do something about it."

Judy Young, PhD
Executive director of the National Association for Sport and
Physical Education in Reston, Virginia

"The best advice is to start exercising with your children as early as possible. Infants need to practice reaching, rolling over, sitting, crawling and walking, Get your kids out of their car seat, carrier or stroller often."

Lori B. Wasserberger M.D.,
Physiatrist, Sports & Spine Associates
"National studies have shown that exercise habits established in childhood are likely to assist in maintaining a physically active lifestyle throughout adolescence and adulthood, and may contribute to improved lifetime health."

"The best thing parents can do for their kids is to engage them in active play. Parents should encourage their children to be active instead of seeking a sedentary lifestyle."

Bruce Perry MD, PhD
"Experiences in childhood act as the primary architects of the brain's capabilities throughout the rest of life. If these organizing childhood experiences are consistent and nurturing."

Dr. Perry's advice for busy parents is this -- "As often as you can stop everything, don't answer the phone, don't think about your next agenda item. Get down on your child's level and engage them. The younger they are, the more direct time the child needs."

Jody Jenses, PhD
Associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin
"The most effective way to keep children active through the teen years and into adulthood is to be sure they learn good motor skills and sport skills during childhood."

Bob Condor
Chicago Tribune (taken from national Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
"American third-graders engage in less than 25 minutes of vigorous or moderate physical activity, on average, per week during physical education classes. The standard health recommendation for all of us, especially children, is 30 to 60 minutes of at least moderate physical activity each day. So parents are left to make up the remaining minimum of 185 minutes a week in their children's lives."

Marilyn Elias
USA Today
"A soaring number of the USA's children are overweight, but many of their mothers don't know it: About a third of those with heavy children believe their kids are at a normal weight, a federal survey reports today."

"Greater awareness could be a helpful first step in curbing childhood obesity, says L. Michele Maynard of the nutrition and physical activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ann Kearney-Cooke
Psychologist, eating-disorders expert
"Dieting in childhood is destructive. Six-year-olds should not be reading the fat content on labels. This kind of thing leads to binges eating disorders, Instead, parents should emphasize physical activity and well-balanced diets."

Jeffrey P. Koplan
Director of the CDC
"Obesity is an epidemic and should be taken as seriously as any infectious disease epidemic. Obesity and overweight are linked to the national's number on killer - heart disease - as well as diabetes and other chronic conditions. A national effort is needed to control the epidemic.

Peter Kopelman
Royal London School of Medicine
"Obesity should no longer be regarded simply as a cosmetic problem affecting certain individuals, but as an epidemic that threatens global well-being."

Dr. Perry's advice for busy parents is this -- "As often as you can stop everything, don't answer the phone, don't think about your next agenda item. Get down on your child's level and engage them. The younger they are, the more direct time the child needs."

Biographies

 

The producers of the My Kids First Coach program have thoroughly researched the available data to develop the multi-tiered curriculum. The developers come from various physical and medical backgrounds with one goal in mind: to change the lives of a nation, one child at a time.

Jim Browne is a graduate of Boston College, N.S.C.A. certified personal trainer and former NFL player. He believes his dedication and commitment to physical training is what propelled him into the NFL.

"I was not the most gifted athlete." notes Jim, "but I was willing to work harder and smarter than most of my teammates". It was this type of work ethic that made Jim the NFL's Strongest Fullback, during his playing days.

For the last decade, Jim has turned his attention to training others and creating personalized fitness programs. His experience lead him to the conclusion, parents must take a proactive role in their children's physical development.

Dr. Martin Levin O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University in 1973, and has practiced continually in Northville, Michigan for 30 years. One of his specialties is in the study of children's vision.

Dr. Levin has also coached youth hockey and baseball, which lead him to his expertise in sports vision. Through research and practical experience, he has been able to determine what kind of exercises can enhance overall body to eye coordination.
 


Mollene Levin is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Education. Through her experience as an elementary schools teacher, childhood competitive dancer, and mother of two, she has seen first hand the value of exercise beginning at young ages.

"Exercise is not only effective for weight control and physical value, but is a major factor in improving the self esteem of a child."

She has concluded that engaging in physical activity is one of the most important ways of developing strong bond with your child.

 

 

References
 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
http://www.cdc.gov/aboutcdc.htm
November-26-2002 (Date of Access)

Find Articles.com - American Fitness
http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m0675/3_19/75085430/p1/article.jhtml?term=obesity
May-01-2001

Summit Health.org:
http://www.summithealth.org/
November-01-2002 (Date of Access).

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

National Association for Child Development
http://www.nacd.org/

The Center for Child Well-being
http://www.childwellbeing.org/

Zero to Three
http://www.zerotothree.org/

Nemour Foundation
http://www.nemours.org/

New England Journal of Medicine
http://content.nejm.org/

A International Institute of Child Health and Human Development
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Good Health Magazine
http://www.seton.net/

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/

Prevention Magazine
http://www.prevention.com/

 

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Workout 1 is designed for infants from 6 weeks old until they are able to walk. It focuses on flexibility and muscle awareness.

Workout 2 is designed for toddlers until the age of 3 and targets hand-eye coordination and muscle control.

Workout 3 is designed for kids ages 3 to 5 and concentrates on repetitive movement and concentration.


All 3 workouts are available on the DVD.

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