Fitness doesn’t have to be just for parents OR children

PaYoga Forward believes in the power of healthy living. Unfortunately it can be difficult to maintain an active lifestyle for you and your family on a regular basis. Often times parents have a hard time finding time for their own fitness despite how much it can improve their energy and health. At PYF we are always looking for innovative approaches to health, for individuals and families. One great resource for family fitness in Boston and the surrounding area is Studio U and MyGym. With locations in Newton and Boston, these two offerings afford parents the opportunity to enjoy fitness classes while also exposing their children to the benefits of healthy living – physically, emotionally, and cognitively.

Children now spend more than 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen according to the President’s Council on Fitness*

For the first time in history children are spending the majority of their waking hours in front of a screen – be it TV, computer, or phone. What’s more, only one in three children are physically active every day*. These statistics are staggering, but you don’t need you and your children to fall on the wrong side of the line. It is important to promote active and healthy living at an early developmental age, as lessons and activities learned early are far more likely to become life-long habits. Learn more about the MyGym philosophy of children’s fitness.

What’s more – while your children are participating in their fitness activities you can focus on your own health by visiting StudioU right next door for yoga and other classes. As parents it can be hard to find the time and energy for exercise, but the benefits of yoga and other forms of exercise are many. StudioU and MyGym eliminate sacrificing your own fitness for your childrens’. Sign up for StudioU classes and enjoy your own health, knowing your children are doing the same.

*Statistics provided by the President’s Counceil on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition