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Injuries are a Serious Threat to Youth Sports Enjoyment

 We want our kids to have fun playing sports. 

Center for Physical Rehab in Grand Rapids knows that nothing sidelines enjoyment like an injury, so they’ve developed a strength training program to help keep kids safe on the field & court. 

Sports are intense. Conditioning starts early, long practices are grueling and the competition is fierce. But this hard work also has enormous benefits: physical development, learning teamwork, and boosting self-esteem are just a few.

It makes sense to do everything we can to ensure our kid athlete is equipped to fully participate in their favorite sport!

Parents, Make Sure Your Athletes are Engaging in Injury Prevention 

There are many ways to prevent injury. The trainers at Center for Physical Rehabilitation agree with other experts that learning proper technique and age-appropriate strength training are key ways to keep your young athlete healthy.

This type of athletic development leads to increased flexibility and stability, and most importantly – it builds confidence!

My kids are still at the “sit and pick daisies during soccer practice” stage. When they start to take the game more seriously, I will be searching for ways to keep them protected. Injuries can strike at all ages and skill levels, so it is best to be prepared.

CPR’s “FAST” Program (Functional Athletic Strength Training) Equips Youth Athletes With Injury Prevention Know-How

The FAST program is designed to enhance long-term athletic development in a small group setting. The winter program begins on January 28 and runs twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:30) for 6 weeks total. 

Your young athlete will gain confidence as they learn the principals to proper weight lifting and the importance of  strength training, in conjunction with overall fitness conditioning. The program focuses on:

  • proper technique for injury prevention
  • building stability
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Flexibility.

 FAST is led by certified fitness professionals. You can learn more about what the Academy for Sports and Wellness has to offer by visiting their website


Enter to WIN Specialized Training for Your Athlete at Center for Physical Rehab

One lucky reader will win their sporty kiddo a coveted spot in the winter session of the FAST program (a $120 value).

There are three ways to get entries in for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us what sport is your child’s favorite. 

2. Get a second entry by liking the Center for Physical Rehabilitation on Facebook and leave a second comment below telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)

3. Get a third entry by sharing this giveaway with friends. Leave a third and final comment below telling us how you shared.

Too excited to wait to see if your child wins? Reserve their spot in the FAST program today!


This giveaway will close on January 22, 2020 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: CPR FAST Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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