1. 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

  2. How Our Kids’ Gym Helps Physically With Other Sports and Activities

    We know very well that we’re not the only after-school activity for most of the kids we see here at our kids' gym. With so many dozens of other options for them to be a part of, how could we be? Schools offer so many types of clubs, and there are also many types of private businesses offering children’s activities (like us) that kids are interested in joining. But here’s one of the best part…Read More

  3. Don’t Neglect Heart-Healthy Children’s Activities Now That School Is Back

    Now that school is back in session, everything is getting busier. While your kids might have had activities during the summer, they most likely didn’t have them in addition to seven hours of schooling every day! And as the days fill up (and feel shorter thanks to fewer daylight hours), there is less time for all of the activities kids want to do. As a kids’ gym, we have one favor to ask you: d…Read More

  4. What To Do When Your Kids Are At Our Kids Activities?

    There are two main reasons that people bring their kids to Hot Ground Gym: our Junior Boots kids’ fitness program or a kids’ birthday party. Now, if you’re the parent at your own child’s party, you’ll probably be sticking around, even though we take care of everything for you and there’s no cleanup involved. After all, you’ll want to take pictures, right? But if you’re the parent o…Read More

  5. What Exactly Is Making Kids Gain Weight?

    If every kid was getting enough exercise, there probably wouldn't be a need for need for Hot Ground Gym. Sure, it would still be a fun place to go, considering it makes a great kid’s birthday party venue. But there wouldn’t be as much need for the Junior Boots aspect of our Vernon Hills kids’ gym, one that helps kids get stronger and, in some cases, lose the extra weight that they’ve been …Read More

  6. Unique Aspects of our Vernon Hills Day Camp

    Summer might have already started, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still time to take advantage of everything the Hot Ground Gym’s Leadership Summer Camp has to offer. But that brings the question to mind: what do we have to offer? As it turns out, a lot more than most day camps in the Vernon Hills area. For some kids, what to do during summer is obvious, and we probably can’t compe…Read More

  7. The Big Advantages of Our Summer Camp Over Others

    We’re glad that there are many different types of summer camps available to those who want them. If your kid has their heart set on a career in music, band camp might just be the answer. And if they’re a big FIFA fan, we won’t be surprised if they head to soccer camp. But for most kids, they’re going to need more variety in their summer so that they don’t get bored with a particular acti…Read More

  8. Why Parents Love Dropping Their Kids Off At Our Northbrook Day Camp

    While your children probably have some say in where they’d like to spend their summer, there’s no doubt that you, as their parent or guardian, are going to have the final say. And while you certainly want the kids to have fun, you have to think about what’s best for you and the rest of the family. Here are a few of the reasons we’ve heard from parents about why they like our day camp above…Read More

  9. Why Our Gym For Kids Focuses on Role and a Goal

    In our most recent blog, we talked about our interest in the television show American Ninja Warrior and how it has influenced our gym for kids here in Vernon Hills. And, like all sports, American Ninja Warrior has rules. After all, without saying “this person is up now, and they have a goal of traversing the course without dropping into the water,” it’s just a free for all with a bunch of mu…Read More

  10. Why Everyone Loves Our American Ninja Warrior-style Kids’ Gym

    We don’t hide the fact that we’re big fans of the NBC television show American Ninja Warrior. There’s just so much to like about it, with inspirational stories of people who set a goal for themselves and then strain every part of their body, and will, in order to defeat the obstacle course. The popularity of this show, combined with the inspiring design of the course, gave us a great inspira…Read More