Since 2016, we have been putting time and effort into spreading the joy of fitness through strength and conditioning. ODC Strength offers programs for general youth, adults, and sport-specific training with teams. Our coach has a B.S. in Exercise Science along with several certifications making her one of the most qualified trainers in the state. We have a vision of a stronger, healthier generation and plan to achieve this goal one person at a time.
Many people have heard that strength training and weightlifting can cause harm to children. I am in no way endorsing or validating any of these authors or their statements in these articles. We are not doctors; we are just merely giving you some resources to form your own opinion. Please read these articles if you are skeptical or do research on your own to come up with a conclusion on whether you think it is safe for your child.
Article 1: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/should-kids-lift-weights
Article 2: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/tween-and-teen-health/in-depth/strength-training/art-20047758
Article 3: http://breakingmuscle.com/family-kids/it-will-not-stunt-growth-strength-programming-for-the-adolescent-athlete
In my personal opinion, I believe that conditioning and fitness is the best thing for children and adults of all ages. I have a B.S. in Exercise Science and research has shown that weight training with proper form and supervision can help build more bone density, improve cognitive abilities, and can help prevent childhood obesity/overcome obesity. We look forward to working with you or your child to become healthier individuals!
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