1. 3 Healthy Summer Snacks For Your Kids

    In our ongoing series of blogs focusing on a holistic approach to kids fitness, Hot Ground Gym in Arlington has demonstrated that fitness cannot be thought of in a narrow manner. Too many gyms and approaches out there attempt to define kids fitness in a way that only focuses on physical fitness. After all, that’s what gym is all about, right? Not with Hot Ground Gym! Our kids gym in Arlington He…Read More

  2. Leadership Skills In Kids

    At Hot Ground Gym in Arlington Heights, we take seriously the development of your children. Something that makes us stand apart from a lot of other kids gyms and general approaches to kids fitness is that we care about the holistic health of our children. When we say “holistic” here, what we mean is health as a whole. Too often it’s the case that kids gyms will focus exclusively (or at least…Read More

  3. Getting Active For Kids Birthday Parties

    Birthdays happen year round, of course, but it always seems like there are more kids birthday parties to attend during the summer. Perhaps it’s because the nicer weather encourages parents to put together bigger and more memorable birthdays. Whatever the case may be, there is no doubting that the summer weather opens up opportunities for some truly amazing kids birthday parties! Hot Ground Gym i…Read More

  4. 3 Benefits of Summer Camp

    It’s hard to believe that spring is almost over. 2019 is flying by and summer is basically upon us. The summer is a significant time for most families, as typically kids will have a summer break from school. This is an exciting time for families (especially the kids!), but it can also bring with it certain stressors. Summer camp can be an ideal choice for a lot of families. If you’re intereste…Read More

  5. Mindfulness Practice For Kids (Pt. 2)

    Mindfulness as Fitness Training In our previous blog post, we explored the Hot Ground Gym® approach to fitness training. We talked about how this included both body and mind in the form of critical thinking and discipline. We then went on to provide a definition of mindfulness, which, in sum, is non-judgmentally paying attention to the present moment. With this very basic definition of mindfulnes…Read More

  6. Mindfulness Practice For Kids (Pt. 1)

    At Hot Ground Gym®, we like to approach fitness training for kids from a variety of angles. For us, health is not about one single thing. True health, for both kids and adults, is about a variety of factors that include the body and the mind. We adopt a 5-dimensional concept™ or 5DC™ training methodology, which was developed by the founders of Hot Ground Gym®. 5DC™ embraces health and fitn…Read More

  7. The Dangers of Screen Time for Young Kids

    It might be hard to believe that it’s already May! 2019 is flying by quick, and this means that summer has basically arrived. Summertime often means a lot more free time for our young kids — which also means lots and lots of opportunity for fun and exciting physical activity! Hot Ground Gym® offers all sorts of options for kids fitness — from our summer camp to our obstacle courses and our …Read More

  8. 5 Ways Kids Benefit From Obstacle Course Training

    Physical activity is one of the most important parts of staying healthy, no matter what age you are. With more and more kids getting stuck in a sedentary lifestyle, it’s vital to find ways to engage them while they exercise. At Hot Ground Gym, we’re passionate about making exercise and fitness fun for the whole family, and one of the ways we do that is with our obstacle courses. Today, we’re…Read More

  9. Active Games To Play This Fall

    Fall is finally here, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay inside all of the time. With the holidays right around the corner as well as snow, we encourage you to play outside before the bad weather sets in. After all, living in the Greater Chicago area, you can expect a large quantity of snow, so take advantage of staying outside as long as you can. However, keep in mind that if you want to ge…Read More

  10. How To Raise Your Kids To Love Fitness

    Learning to love fitness as a child can do a lot for the long-term benefits of being and staying healthy. When you start exercising early, your child will learn the benefits of fitness at an early age. Additionally, it can help to fight off adolescent obesity, which has nearly quadrupled in the last 30 years. This number is on the rise as well, so by combating childhood obesity, you’re also lowe…Read More