C.A. asks from Yonkers, NY on June 23, 2008
Teenage Fitness Program Needed in Lower Westchester County, Ny
Help! my 13 year old is overweight, sensitive and he hates sports! I can't get him away from the video games. I am loooking ofr a health club/program that will get him up and moving and that he will not hate. Any suggestions?
J.D. answers from New York on June 24, 2008
Check out the Rye Y they have teen programs or you can get private lessons in anything from the gym to swimming( a good start) and even basketball. I have a 9 and 7 year old, my 9 in a video game nut and we have rules ie no games during the week when there is school, and he has to pick one sport, we just finished the town Baseball, good luck
J.H. answers from New York on June 24, 2008
Hi C.-Give him Fit Pack-it has 9 workouts on it and is a great buy-it has kids on it and is like a computer game. His workouts are on Oprah. It is a very inexpensive remedy.
A.S. answers from New York on June 23, 2008
Karate? I think a 13 year old would enjoy that. Great discipline plus it'll get him active.
Hope that helped. Good luck =)
K.P. answers from New York on June 24, 2008
the gym at cross county has boxing. i believe there's no sign up fee and $5 to go. i'm a stay at home mom and i love to box. its a great workout!
J.G. answers from New York on June 26, 2008
i have the same problem .so i take him bike riding and i take him to the park with his friends to the park and as long as his running around his not eating lol and u need to time him with the video games and tell him that you both need to work together on this or no more video games.and if he doesn't listen remove the game at least for a day or two and watch him give in .you have to make in fun for him. good luck =)
B.S. answers from New York on June 24, 2008