1. Kid-Friendly Snacks to Get You Through the Holidays

    The holiday season is upon us! From time with the family to delicious meals, holiday shopping, and gifts for your loved ones, there is a lot to look forward to. One of the best parts of the holiday season are all the treats that come with it. You can enjoy cakes, cookies, pies, and more, and it’s hard to say no when your kids start eyeing that tray of treats! Avoiding the inevitable sugar rush d…Read More

  2. 4 Healthy Fall Snacks for Your Kids (And You, Too)

    Now that fall is here and the kids are back in school, you might be under some pressure to come up with some tasty after-school snacks that are still healthy. It can be difficult to know what to make, let alone find the time to make snacks for the whole family. Still, it’s important to remember our kid’s fitness all throughout the year. Because of this, we here at Hot Ground Gym in Arlington H…Read More

  3. 5 Benefits of Exercise

    When it comes to kids fitness, there’s no better option than Hot Grounds Gym in Northbrook. Our approach to kids fitness is multidimensional, which means that your kids will get a well-rounded approach to fitness. Too many gyms and fitness programs out there will focus on health in a simplistic manner, as if it were a single thing. Not with us. When we talk about health, we are talking about the…Read More

  4. Philosophy For Kids: The Ongoing Benefits (Pt. 2)

    In our previous blog post, we looked at what philosophy is and how you can practice it with your kids. This is all in the service of our expansive approach to kids fitness. At Hot Grounds Gym in Arlington Heights, we’re in the business of cultivating well-rounded, compassionate, and effective leaders. This means approaching kids fitness from more than just the perspective of physical fitness; it…Read More

  5. Philosophy For Kids: The Ongoing Benefits (Pt. 1)

    Hot Grounds Gym in Arlington Heights is focused on developing leadership skills in our kids. We promote a thoroughgoing love for physical activity and the natural world. In short, our gym in Arlington Heights doesn’t approach kids fitness narrowly. Developing children into well-rounded individuals who can be confident, compassionate, and effective leaders involves more than just instilling a lov…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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