5 Days to a Fit Family

5 Days to a Fit Family If you have young kids, a job, and other life commitments, you know how difficult it is to create a “culture of wellness” at home. Allotments of time and energy are not infinite, nor is the time span at which your son or daughter is not “too cool” to […]

Things I Learned This Summer Teaching Young Kids

By Jeff King MA C.S.C.S. 1. Kids can be successful if placed in the right environment.   At Fitness Quest 10 we pride ourselves in fostering an environment which is energetic, encouraging, and educational. Our programs are designed to where every kid is able to achieve success throughout the camp. It was such a sight […]

What Is Pilates?

Pilates is not Yoga and is not mainly Stretching! Many People are under the assumption that Pilates is mainly stretching. I hear it more often then not explained as and or compared to Yoga. Do not get me wrong, I think that Yoga is great and can be very beneficial, but Pilates and Yoga are […]

Refuse To Fail

Just two weeks ago, someone asked me (for the umpteenth time) if I ever get mad. I responded to the question in my opening letter for our Fitness Quest 10 Insider telling about a particularly chaotic evening when our three young children clearly outnumbered me, and my wife, Melanie. I was totally frustrated that night. […]

Training Children Should Be Fun! Part 2: Taking Ownership

In part one, I highlighted the importance of setting the tone for fun, maintaining a quick-paced session, and delivering fitness goals in the context of games. In part two, I will talk about the importance of children taking ownership of the session and feeling like they are responsible for their own success. If a child […]

What Grade Fuel Do You Use?

“You can’t out-train a bad diet”. Without a doubt, it’s one of my all time favorite quotes. My clients hear it daily. I will not stop using it. It rings true and I need my clients to hear my voice in their head stating that phrase when they consider hitting up the fast food joint […]

Training Children Should Be Fun!! Part 1: Games

Training children between the ages of 6 to 10 can be challenging. Sessions have to be fun and children need to be empowered to take ownership. They need achievable goals and they must learn the purpose behind each exercise they do. With this formula they will enjoy the workouts, learn the benefits of what they […]

The S’s Of Success Training Youth

By Jeff King, C.S.C.S., Fitness Quest 10 Being a member of training staff at Fitness Quest 10 I sit back and ponder what makes our athletic programs unique and stand out from others around the country? I began to think about my own training philosophy towards young kids and what I try to implement with […]

“2 for 1 Special” – TRX Movements

Here are 5 TRX movements we utilize that involve alternating between two exercises. You will perform one rep of one exercise followed by one rep of another exercise and continue to alternate back and forth for the desired number of reps. Using the interchanging sequence requires a bit more coordination and core stability. We use […]

Proper Nutrition Advice For Athletes

This month, I had the opportunity to answer some athlete training and nutrition questions from Craig Lane at Boise State University.  As coaches, teachers, and parents, we are often faced with many nutrition issues with our young athletes.  For the record, my nutritional advice is based on research, experience, and practical knowledge that comes from […]