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Fitness and Sports Training

(757) 668-7529 (PLAY)
Children and teens who exercise regularly are more likely to develop lifelong habits that foster good heart and lung health, strong muscles and bones, sound body composition and psychological well-being.

CHKD is committed to providing the safest training available to children. We follow established guidelines developed by the American College of Sports Medicine for training of children, and all of our training guidelines have been approved by our physicians.

For young athletes, a well-rounded strength and conditioning program can improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injuries. This program should include appropriate strength training, speed and agility training, and flexibility, balance and coordination exercises.

For children at risk for being overweight, repetitive aerobic exercise can quickly become boring. Adding appropriate strength training and other forms of exercise creates a fun and challenging atmosphere – improving results and increasing a child’s activity level and self-esteem.

Programs Offered

 CHKD also provides personal and group training by prescription for patients with a medical condition related to excess body weight or inactivity. Exercise specialists help patients improve body composition, cardiovascular health, respiratory function and glucose profiles.

Personal Training

Working with a personal trainer is an investment in your child’s health and well-being and can benefit anyone from beginners to top athletes. CHKD exercise specialists provide a wide array of specialized services for children and teens in an environment designed for fun and learning, including:

  • Proper technique and form
  • Sports-specific training and injury prevention
  • Personalized programs and relationship building
  • Accountability, motivation and non-judgmental support

Evaluation Session: $20 
Evaluation includes flexibility, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, speed, muscular strength, balance, agility and nutrition education.

Personal Training Sessions: $40 (buy 8 and get one free)

Multi-Month Packages (all are 8 sessions per month and must be paid in advance) 

  • 2 months, $35 per session 
  • 4 months, $32 per session
  • 6 months, $30 per session

Meet pre-determined personal goals and earn free sessions

Group Training (3-5 participants): $15 per session, per participant

All training sessions are 45 minutes

For more information, or to schedule personal training, email the location that is best for you:


Pilates

For young athletes, a well-rounded strength and conditioning program using the Pilates method can improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. For the growing child, appropriate training can result in improved flexibility, core control, body awareness and stability.  

At CHKD, we are committed to providing the safest training available. We follow established guidelines developed by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Pilates Method Alliance for the training of children and teens.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improved posture
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Injury prevention
  • Increased strength
  • Increased body awareness
  • Recovery after injury

Personal Pilates Training: $50 for each hour-long session

Group Mat Training: $100 for 10 classes or $12 per class

About the Instructor
Ashley deLalla is a CHKD sports medicine physical therapist with a special interest in Pilates. She is certified a Pilates trainer through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®-CPT) with advanced specialized training as a practitioner of  Pilates for rehabilitation.  Her continuing education focus has been training for adolescents and pathokinesioloy of the lumbar spine. Ashley enjoys integrating the Pilates method in rehabilitation of all athletes.

Click HERE to register for upcoming classes.

For more information, contact: Ashley deLalla, (757) 668-2732, ashley.delalla@CHKD.org

Autism Fitness

Autism fitness is designed to improve the overall health and quality of life of children and teens on the autism spectrum through resistance and aerobic exercise.Our 3-month session includes once-a-week classes incorporating exercises designed to avance from balance and coordination to compound exercises and sport-specific play.

Program Benefits:  

  • Increase in social behavior, sensory skills, strength and communication skills
  • Decreased maladaptive behavior
  • Improvement in academic engagements

Saturdays from 12 to 1 p.m. at CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke

Cost: 

  • 3-month session $140

Click HERE to register for upcoming classes.

For more information, contact: Kendall Vaughan, (757) 668-6654, kendall.vaughan@chkd.org or Rosanna.DeLutis, (757) 668-2386, rosanna.delutis@chkd.org.

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