Local Gyms Find Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During Summer

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A new study is out by Harvard University, showing kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer months.

Kids ages 5 to 12 may spend more time in front of the television, or other computer screens, which is why they may gain weight, according to the study.

There are plenty of classes for kids at local gyms around the Valley, as a way for them to stay active.

Lauren Coverstone, the owner of Rocktown Crossfit in Harrisonburg, said the number of classes they offer has more than doubled since the start of summer.

She said, a lot of her parents want their children to be active and, the best advice is to make exercising a family activity.

"If the parents are active, I feel like the kids are more likely to want to move, even down to the little ones. Healthy habits breed healthy habits in children as well, it's an environmental thing as well as heredity," said Coverstone.

She said, a lot of gyms like Rocktown Crossfit, offer family classes like father daughter workouts.

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