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Encouraging Your Child to Be An Athlete

by Lisa Gulley | December 11, 2014 at 10:04 am | comments

As a mom of 4 boys, our family is involved in many team sports. While they may not always be the best player on the team, I always encourage and celebrate them for their efforts. As they have gotten older, I have noticed the team sports atmosphere has started to move away from having fun and focuses more on winning. I believe we should encourage kids to be active and

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Benefits of Teaching Kids About Moderation at a Young Age

by Lisa Gulley | October 21, 2014 at 10:32 am | comments

For a kid these days, there seems to be food offered at every turn. Birthday parties, class parties, sports teams, celebrations, etc. — you get the point. Having kids learn about moderation at a young age helps them make balanced choices in a world where food is available to them 24/7. They do not have to eat just because the food is there (i.e. soccer snacks, friend’s houses) — they

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Staying Active on Vacation

by Lisa Gulley | August 5, 2014 at 8:39 am | comments

My family is going out of town on a few vacations this summer and I am planning ahead so I can keep the family focused on our fitness goals. In the past, I would have thought if I couldn’t go to my gym there was no point in even trying. I have learned to let go of that “all or nothing” mindset and now make the most of a new

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4 ways to wake up and move with your family in the morning

by Lisa Gulley | June 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm | comments

Wake up and GO!! The hardest step out of bed in the morning is the first one. My children however, have yet to learn this concept and bound out of bed with endless energy. As both a Together Counts ambassador and a mom of boys, I have learned this energy is best when used for good, so the first thing we do in the morning is move our bodies! Here are

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What Do Workouts Look Like for Kids?

by Lisa Gulley | April 3, 2014 at 10:41 am | comments

When my kids look inside a gym, they always ask me why people “do exercise” in there. I guess through their eyes, the gym looks like a cramped, crowded room full of big obnoxious machines (and they are right!). Kids view the world as one giant gym. They love to jump on couches and leap off stairs. They race from room to room just because they can! They roll down hills

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