1. What Are Some Skills Of A Great Leader?

    One of the core principles that we focus on at our kids gym in Vernon Hills is leadership. Our Junior Boots™ program at Hot Ground Gym® focuses on the Five Pillars of Confidence. These pillars include obstacle course fitness, teamwork, problem solving, discipline, and leadership. In today’s blog, we’ll be covering what exactly leadership means and what characteristics makes a great leader. …Read More

  2. Start A Love Of Fitness Early

    Learning to love fitness early can help your child in many different ways. He or she will not only be healthier than other children who didn’t start exercising earlier in life, but they’ll have a better relationship with their body and even their mind can be stronger. At our kids gym, we offer kids fitness services that are not only fun, but they will also help your child develop his or her ch…Read More

  3. Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday In Style

    Every parent wants to make sure that his or her child’s birthday is perfect. From the start when everyone arrives to the end when cake is eaten and presents are opened, you want to ensure that everything goes on without a hitch. No matter how old a child is turning, as a parent, you probably do everything you can to ensure that the kids birthday party idea you come up with is exactly what they w…Read More

  4. Healthy Snacks To Feed Your Active Child

    It’s important the children at our kids gym are eating foods that are providing them with energy. As an after school activity, we strongly recommend packing these snacks for your child to enjoy and give them energy before he or she participates in our programs. While many children have a lot of energy, especially after being at school for such a long time and after a lengthy summer, it’s vital…Read More

  5. Try Our Kids Gym When Your Child Goes Back To School

    While it’s just the beginning of August, you’re probably already getting ready to go back to school. School seems to be starting earlier and earlier, which means you’re probably feeling a little frazzled when it comes to making sure your child has everything he or she needs as well as figuring out what they’ll be doing after school. It’s completely understandable since the school year se…Read More

  6. Common Misconceptions About Childhood Obesity

    According to the CDC data gathered from 2015 to 2016, “nearly one in five school age children and young people in the United States has obesity.” While obesity has gone down in some places, there’s still a staggering number of inactive children. Childhood obesity is also a lot more damaging than people may think. For example, children who are obese have a higher risk of chronic health condit…Read More

  7. Fun Ways To Spend The Summer

    Summer is already half over, but that doesn’t mean your child can’t enjoy the last few weeks before he or she has to go back to school. While it’s just a few weeks into July, before you know it, it’ll be August and you’ll be gearing up to go back to school shopping and getting class assignments. Before you have to dive into the back to school craziness, take some time to find some fun wa…Read More

  8. The Benefits Of Play – Part Two

    If you’re just jumping into our series, we’d like to encourage you to read Part One to learn what you’ve missed. In today’s blog, we’ll be covering the benefits of playtime for your child. As an adult, your life is probably filled with a lot of work. It’s understandable, you have to support your child, spouse, and probably a pet, too. However, for a child, it’s important that they ge…Read More

  9. The Benefits Of Play – Part One

    Play. As an adult, you probably don’t hear that word much, unless you actually attend the theater. While being an adult has its perks too — hello, opportunities — being a kid is something that happens once in a lifetime and is a very special time that should be cherished. You may remember the long days of summer without going to school and riding your bike around the neighborhood with your f…Read More

  10. How Junior Boots Helps With Just About Every After School Program

    In a recent blog we told you about the ways that bringing your child to our kids’ fitness program can help with just about any sport out there. After all, the work we do in our after school program not only gets kids exercise, but it helps build their body for other sports as well. For instance, the upper arm strength we help kids attain can be beneficial in many sports, including baseball, bask…Read More