Executive Functioning and Coordination

For some kids, going to school is a miniature version of going to a club. You have your bouncers (from principals to teacher’s aids) and you have your bar tenders (cafeteria staff). The entire day, in between learning, they catch up with their friends, hang out at recess, etc. For others, going to school is jail. Not the fancy ones with the gym and cable TV. I mean the ones that feel like those four walls are iron bars. The teachers and higher ups are wardens, and going to the yard means some sort of certain humiliation. There will always be someone that seems to be more popular than they are, and then there will be the ones that “OWN THIS JOINT!”. It’s a hard truth to hear, but with all of the anti-bullying campaigns around, there is no escaping this harsh reality. For those who feel trapped, for any reason, NeuroFit in Glen Rock, NJ has created two programs to meet the needs of these kids.

adhd-flyer

Executive Functioning/Social Skills

Children who display issues or symptoms related to ADHD, Aspergers, impulse control or social skills often have trouble staying focused on tasks they don’t find interesting, don’t know how to filter their thoughts before speaking, or have difficulty making friends or keeping the ones they have. The Conquer Program, created by a licensed clinical social worker, has been formulated to help children focus, make friends, learn how to deal with rejection and much more.  Children will also have an opportunity to burn off energy and apply social skills learned with the LCSW by spending time in the VOLT FITNESS Circuit. Their time in the circuit is spent playing with therapeutic interactive games and interactive video games, overseen by a physical therapist. If you would like to learn more about the program, or even enroll your child or teen, call us at 201-857-4768 or visit our page at http://www.voltfitnessusa.com/adhd-program.html.

COORDINATION PROGRAM

Coordination

Take a moment to think back to the first time you peddled your bicycle without help. There was excitement, a sense of adventure and even accomplishment. It was a red letter day, V for Victory! Whether you got it on the first try, or even the 85th try, you were able to get those feet pumping and put those wheels into motion. However, there are children who, no matter how hard they try, often give up feeling like they will never learn how. Their parents have tried everything from tricycles to training wheels and they’re out of ideas. Thats where the NeuroFit Coordination program comes in. Our physical therapist has formulated an ongoing program that will help kids make an improvement on their coordination, balance, and more. Most importantly kids will learn how to build confidence with each success they have. If your child needs a little help with their running techniques, hand eye coordination, throwing and catching or even just to do better in gym class, call us at 201-857-4768 or take a look at our page at http://www.voltfitnessusa.com/coordination-program.html.

Both programs have been designed to help kids and teens navigate the choppy waters that they face in school, gym or on the field The programs are covered by participating health benefit plans and are held at VOLT FITNESS in Glen Rock, near the Ridgewood Border.

Get Fit. Make Friends. Have Fun!

– Jay

VOLT FITNESS
201-857-3800
566 S Broad Street
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
www.voltfitnessusa.com

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Picked Last in Gym

Man, did I ever dread going to gym; especially as I got older. Aside from coming in last for every race, or having to fail at shooting a basket in front of my peers, or trying to change into my gym clothes in front of the more fit girls in class, I had to endure the humiliation and knowledge that no one wanted me on their team. Ever.

Knocked out in Dodgeball

Now, I’m not looking for a pat on the back and a sympathetic “there, there”. I am, however, trying to reach out to the many readers who have had similar situations; in particular those who have children that go through the same thing.

With school back in session, there are many children out there who will be singled out, and picked last for every physical activity they have. However, our staff has created a program to help the younger denizens of America, particularly those who reside near Glen Rock, NJ. This program is geared towards kids and teens who have issues that stem from a lack of coordination. When it comes to throwing a ball, swinging a bat, doing a push up, and more, good coordination can of course make an improvement in your performance but that performance will have a side effect: increased confidence!

Until the program starts, I’ve listed a few tips to help your child this year.

Practice Makes Perfect

Yeah, it’s an old saying but its pretty much true. Hand/eye coordination is key for pretty much every physical activity imaginable. So grab a whiffle bat and ball, or maybe pick up two rackets, and a tennis ball, and go practice! Keeping your eye on an object hurtling towards you, where your only defense is said bat/racket is a great way to practice aiming, timing, and execution of movements. Keep an ice pack handy in case you have some misses along with your hits.

All Play and No Work

There is nothing quite like a game of Simon Says to get those body parts moving with synchronicity and timing. With the audible command carrying instructions for physical movement, a couple games of Simon Says can help your child correlate an instruction given and the action that should, or shouldn’t, be taken. While you and your offspring are creating some awesome memories, you’ll help them prepare for their next gym class, or game.

So if you live in the Glen Rock/Ridgewood area, and your child could benefit from improving their coordination, give us a call at 201-857-4768 to find out how to enroll them in our program.

Coordination Program

Want more details? Go to www.voltfitnessusa.com/coordination-program.html and see how we can help.

– Jay

Get Fit. Make Friends. Have Fun!
VOLT FITNESS
566 S Broad Street
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
www.voltfitnessusa.com