1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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