Aerial workouts help increase fitness level for children

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Studio K specializes in aerial workouts to help increase fitness levels in children. (KABC)

Susan Howard of Studio K has been teaching adults fitness for quite sometime, but added what's known as an aerial playground to her roster to get kids away from the norm of electronic devices.

"The kids are having such an amazing time just swinging and balancing and doing flips and tricks," Howard said.

The class accommodates children ages 5 through 12, yet everyone can workout at the same time as the program works on all kinds of needs.

"Balance, flexibility, strength core. A lot of upper body lot of coordination to do it," Howard explained.

While some may worry about safety, the children are smaller and not too far from the floor. There's also good padding and the instructors are certified.

"You have the proper height, you have the proper mats," climbing expert Steve Dyson described.

Dyson, who created what's known as ninja grips, said the rings, silks, hammocks and ladders offer great stimulation for children and adds better hand-eye coordination.

"If you put in on the racks and it's available to use, they'll try it no matter what. Different challenges to challenge your grip strength," said Dyson.

While there are various packages to make aerial playground more economical, the first class is $20 dollars, a standard drop in class runs $35.
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