Story Medical to Offer Summer Fitness Class for Kids

Story Medical is offering a new way to keep the kids moving this summer. The Story Medical Youth Exercise Camp is offered on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. between June 7 and June 28. The class is designed to introduce children entering grades 3 through 6 to habits that foster a sense of wellbeing.

“The physical benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating can’t be disputed,” says Steve Van Dam of Story Medical’s Wellness Department. “But it’s so much more than that. Being active and eating better has shown to lead to improved sleep, a greater ability to deal with stress, and just a general sense of feeling good. The earlier we can introduce these healthy living habits, the better.”

The camp will be led by Mark Swisher, Story Medical Certified Personal Trainer, in the Wellness Center on Story Medical’s South Campus. The purpose of the camp is to teach children how to become more active, gain insight on proper exercise techniques and be counseled on nutrition.

This program is designed to:

  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Enhance bone development through resistance training
  • Build a positive body image
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Increase muscle tone
  • Decrease weight
  • Improve balance

The cost of the class is $60. To learn more, or to register your child, please contact Story Medical Wellness at (515) 382-7116.