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Youth Training and Why Kids Should Exercise

Are children getting enough exercise?

As a mother of two children, I understand the everyday stresses and demands that most parents endure: getting your children to school on time, play dates, birthday parties, completing homework assignments, and most importantly, making sure they are safe and happy. With all the mundane tasks one important component that’s often overlooked is keeping your children active and understanding the importance youth training is to children of all ages.

I grew up in a rural remote town with acres and acres of green space. My parents never worried if I was getting enough exercise. Everyday after school my friends and I played outside until sunset. We were often covered in dirt and grass stains from rolling around on the ground and playing countless adolescent games. Fast forward to today and children aren’t as active or interested in hopscotch or double dutch as in the past. With the advancement of technology, ipads and video games are replacing exercise in our youth. So my question to you is how important is exercise for kids and when should your child begin a training program?

According to the CDC, children need at least 60 minutes of aerobic activity each day. Endurance training, muscle and bone strengthening should all be a part of your child’s fitness regimen. Unfortunately, many parents are clueless when it comes to what strength training activities are safe for kids. Keep in mind a child’s body is growing and changing rapidly. Exercising is meant to aide in this growth and not hinder or deter from it. It’s not necessary for your child to lift heavy weights, in fact, it’s recommended that kids lift nothing more than their own body weight to start. Gymnastics, climbing trees, jumping in juggle gyms are all safe activities for young children. 

Most children I work with are as young as 5 years old and are eager to exercise. I prepare entertaining activities that are specifically geared to their young needs. As children mature and reach adolescent years a more structured program is recommended. I incorporate functional everyday activities such as squats and push-ups that are safe and effective.  I also work with teen athletes to prepare them for success in their given sport.

My youth  training program is designed to help children and adolescents maintain a healthy body and mind for years to come. For more information, please visit and remember to keep your children moving!

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Pilates mat training

Pilates Mat Training Offers So Much More Than A Great Workout!

Should I take a Pilates mat class? 

Are you interested in Pilates mat training in New York City? People from all walks of life are benefiting from taking Pilates mat classes. This training is known for being both incredibly safe and effective. It focuses on breathing properly and is known for its smooth, easy motions. Tasha’s workouts are designed to help you strengthen, stretch, and tone muscles while alleviating tension in joints. The sessions offer a stress-free approach to improving posture and strengthening muscles and takes place in your home or office. Individual and group sessions are available.

 Originating in the 1920s , Pilates has grown in popularity over recent years. It was first developed to help those injured during World War I by keeping them stronger. This method was also used to help ballerinas recover from their injuries so they could return to dance. Pilates is ideal for those seeking a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise creating learner bodies while strengthening and toning muscles. 

Pilates mat exercising aides in recovering from injuries, but is also great for those who simply want to tone up. This method can also improve your flexibility, posture, and your body will continue to burn fat after your session has ended. 

This style of training also offers significant mental benefits. Focusing on deep breathing enables you to relax and reduce stress levels during and post-class. The more sessions you take, the easier calming your mind will become. A larger number of Pilates practicers report feeling less anxious, angry and depressed. 

Pilates is often confused with Yoga, but there are clear differences between the two. Yoga improves body flexibility and boost mobility around joints. On the other hand, Pilates focuses on relaxing tense muscles and strengthening various muscles groups and connective tissue. It benefits everyone from beginners to world-class athletes of all ages. A wide range of well-known figures have spoken about their love for Pilates. A-listers include Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Hugh Grant have all spoken about the benefits of Pilates sessions.

Tasha Ingram Fitness offers Pilates mat sessions for individuals or groups in NYC. To learn more please browse the website or contact Tasha through the site today. Visit us at

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Benefits of Prenatal Exercising and Why It’s Important To Workout During Pregnancy

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