1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Help Your Child Become A Leader

    Leadership is one of the skills that your child will learn at Hot Ground Gym®. Hot Ground Gym is a kids gym in Northbrook, IL. We offer a few different programs and we’re also a fantastic facility to celebrate your child’s birthday party. We also have programs for kids kindergarten to eighth grade. What’s neat about our Junior Boots™ program, which is our most popular, is how your child w…Read More

  8. Ways To Strengthen Your Child’s Confidence

    Confidence takes many different shapes. Some people learn confidence while they are young and others can take years to gain confidence. At Hot Ground Gym®, we can teach your child a variety of things, but it comes down to you and your child to allow those skills to really foster themselves. After all, you are with your child far more than we are. Our kids fitness gym can help your child feel more…Read More

  9. After School Activities For Your Child To Enjoy

    School is officially back in session and you’re probably trying to figure out some fun after school activities for your child. With summer out of the picture and fall already on the horizon, kids fitness will become a lot harder to do since the weather will get colder. Additionally, because kids are generally in school all day, they aren’t able to participate in kids fitness as much. Your firs…Read More

  10. Back To School: Back Into The Gym

    With school right around the corner, you may be looking for some ways to keep your child entertained after school. Whether you work late or you’d like to enroll your child into an after school activity he or she will like, our kids gym has you covered. Hot Ground Gym started with two individuals who wanted to incorporate a different type of physical fitness into children’s lives. Whether you w…Read More