Are Preschool Exercise Programs the Future of the Fitness Business?

A preschool exercise program can be a great money-maker for a personal fitness business.

At the present time, most day cares and organizations don’t consider fitness a top priority. In fact, many pre-schools don’t even consider the use of a program for it. They think it’s unimportant. However, that attitude is starting to change. With ever-increasing rates of childhood obesity, preschool exercise programs are poised to become big business for personal trainers.

Provide a Preschool PE

In grade school, many children have a form of physical education. The vast majority of preschoolers don’t. PE is a time that can be set throughout the day when children are encouraged to exercise, participate in sports, and stay healthy. With the preschool PE program, you can show up daily to the classroom to teach age appropriate physical activity and exercise.

There are a number of different things you can do when your in class. Things like dancing, gymnastics, aerobics, and some sports are great for preschoolers. They can also be used to teach children about proper eating habits. Handouts for children and parents can be great. Even CDs and DVDs can be used to encourage their whole family to get involved in their fitness.

You don’t even have to be the classes instructor. You can consult preschools about opening their own program. Your business can just provide them with everything they need to get started. You just focus on the curriculum and make sure that children can learn about health and fitness while having a good time and improving their self-confidence.

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Preschool Fitness – The Positives

Teachers, parents, and the children all gain great advantages from preschool fitness programs. Children in the class will become more enthusiastic about positive exercise habits. They will learn everything from warming up to cooling down to stretching their muscles. It can also improve their cardiovascular health early on, before problems develop. Oftentimes, those habits can last for the rest of their life.

Childhood fitness programs also aim to end obesity in children. It can even provide resources for parents to improve their child’s fitness at home.  It’s also a positive way to use energy that can leave the preschoolers feeling better and more able to focus. That makes the classroom a much better place for children to be learning.

Preschool Fitness Programs – Getting Started

There are a number of different ways you can get your preschool fitness program started. It doesn’t matter if you have a storefront or if you travel from place to place, there’s a way you can make it work. There are even a number of franchises that are intended to help you open your own preschool fitness program. That means that you don’t have to worry about your curriculum or other materials. You can set up advertisements for preschool instructors to open their own program or you can go out and teach them about it in person.

You’re going to want to find the right franchise to work for your business goals. You’re going to want find a program with it a full curriculum that teaches the children and keeps them entertained every single class. Preschoolers are known to not focus as long as older children. That means that your program has to be designed to work for shorter periods while keeping it fun.

A children’s fitness business can see great improvements by adding a preschool exercise program. It is a way of helping day cares and schools in your area get their children enthusiastic about fitness and health. This can provide benefits that might just last for the rest of their life.

Tsvetan Petrov

I am a professional health blogger and nutrition guru, writing for over 7 years!

7 thoughts on “Are Preschool Exercise Programs the Future of the Fitness Business?

  • April 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Wow! If this picturel is real, it”s the parent that need healthcare (psychologique help). What they do to their children? This is crazy…

    • April 5, 2013 at 7:22 am

      A lot of children around the globe are like “this picture”! And yes parents are the people to blame about this!

  • April 4, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I believe that making money off of a program like this would be ludicrous. The future generation is in trouble and as an individual in the fitness industry its our job to help as many of the children as possible. In order to change the current situation in our country, we need to stop thinking about our back pockets and start thinking about the well-being of others. This isn’t a money maker, this is a program that should happen dirt cheap in order to help children. A group of children who, by the way, are more likely to purchase a gym membership later in life if they’ve become confident with exercise and have FUN doing so.

    • April 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      agreed…but we all have bills to pay. Personally, I donate 3 hrs (+ travel time) a week for free fitness classes. I do this for myself, and would probably do more if I could write my time off like a charitable donation.

      • April 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        Nicely said mate!

  • April 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I have 5 children ages 4 to 34. I agree fitness starts early. They love using mini trampoline, bouncing, jumping running, and even lifting light weights. Diet habits also start early. See the Delgado Diet cookbook, vegan, oil free, whole super foods, gluten free, as a excellent tool to guide families and fitness instructors on healthy eating. See Amazon to order the cookbook. look for Stay Young to identify the best exercise routines.

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      I agree Nick! Our children must keep learning all the time. :)


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