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Two young boys playing with sports equipment.

When Should I Get My Kids Involved in Sports?

By Emily Ewen
An expert Q&A on the benefits of sports for kids, how to get them started, and how to keep them engaged as they grow.
a young boy climbs a cargo net at a park

How to Create Movement-Friendly Spaces for Kids

By Nicole Radziszewski
Monkey bars in the basement, indoor climbing walls, and more.
kids exploring

6 Ways to Bring Back Free Play

By Nicole Radziszewski
Kids are so overscheduled these days. Here are some tips to bring unstructured play back into their lives.

How to Create a Home Obstacle Course for Your Kids

By Nicole Radziszewski
Practical tips on how to increase free play in your house.
A father and daughter doing a workout at home together.

The After-School Workout

By Callie Fredrickson
Once the final bell of the school day rings, encourage your kids to get moving and burn off some energy with this 30-minute workout.
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Are Kids Specializing in Sports Too Early?

By Nicole Radziszewski
Yes, and for most kids, this can be harmful, says our expert. Here's why — and what to do.
Kids walking onto a school bus

10 Back-to-School Survival Tips — for Parents and Kids

By Emily Ewen
Life Time trainers and coaches, who are also parents, give real-life advice for easing kids into the busy fall season.
a young girl plays the piano

Want Smarter Children? Teach Them Music

By Michael Dregni
Music can shape stronger neural networks, according to a recent study.
A teen boy doing a squat with dumbbells.

Getting Bigger and Stronger: A Beginner Strength-Training Workout for Teens

By Callie Fredrickson
This full-body routine offers a great entry point for the growing kids in your life to start building their confidence on the workout floor.
a healthy lunch

How to Improve Kids’ Nutrition

By Michael Dregni
Two-thirds of American kids' calories come from processed food. Here's how we can do better.
Julie Porras lifting a barbell.

Unlock Your Own Strength

By Callie Fredrickson
Five tips for how to tap into your physical and emotional strength — even amidst life's challenges — from Life Time member Julie Porras.
Juliet and Elena Porras and their Life Time trainer.

Strength Times Two

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
One woman's search for strength leads to her daughter's personal power, too.
kids wearing chefs hats while cooking

How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
a father and daughter bake in the kitchen

5 Kid-Friendly Cooking Tools

By Experience Life Staff
Welcome kiddos into the kitchen with these tools, including scaled-down baking sheets and serrated safety knives.
a young girl sits in her room with her arms around her knees

Adolescents’ Most Common Mental-Health Issues

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
When is it depression, social anxiety, or substance abuse — and when is it normal "teen angst"?
The cover of Gabrielle Bernstein's new book, Happy Days

How Therapeutic Work — and Medication — Helped Gabrielle Bernstein Emerge from Trauma

By Gabrielle Bernstein
In her new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, spiritual teacher Gabrielle Bernstein talks about how medication, when prescribed as part of a larger program of recovery and therapy, can help establish a safe baseline from which to do the deeper work.
a young girl points to a smiling emojii

The State of Our Children’s Health

By Michael Dregni
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on children's health. Here are some takeaways.
headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine

Consider the Context

By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine

Feats of Greatness

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor Jamie Martin on emotional agility and mental well-being.
A Life Time team member holding sports equipment, including a basketball, while talking to younger kids in a gym.

Fun to Be Had: 9 Ways Tweens Can Enjoy Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Too old for kids-specific activities but not quite old enough for adult-only offerings — what’s a tween to do? We have a few ideas.
a mom and daughter with a backpack walk on the street

Ashanti Branch on Creativity, Mental Health, and Real-World Choices

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The nonprofit founder and educator talks about how best to invest in kids.
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