Healthy habits, healthy kids.

Project Kids First (PKF) provides an after school program that is a high-energy workout combining cardiovascular/resistance training and functional training for your child. Our program is designed to help children work on developing cardiovascular/muscular endurance, weight loss, team work and perseverance of physical and mental challenges. The atmosphere created by the class is fun and motivational which fosters a “can do” attitude. No two classes are the same. Kids never get bored and the originality of each workout keeps them excited about participating.

At Project Kids First (PKF) all of the movements are taught safely and effectively under a close supervision. For kids who are new to exercise, our program introduces them to fitness at an early age and makes it easier for them to continue this “healthy habit” for the rest of their lives. For kids who are already exercising or playing sports, our program is designed to help them reach their next level of fitness and improve their performance.

Why should my child work out and exercise? 

Childhood obesity is at its highest rate which leads to higher risk of many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and other health conditions. It’s pertinent that children have a healthy, active lifestyle in their early ages which will also benefit them from when they grow into an adult. However, such words as “fat” or “weight loss” have no place in our program. Instead, we encourage embracing healthy habits.

What are the physical benefits of working out? 

Less likely to be overweight, body fat control, decreased risk of diabetes, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, strong muscles and bones, better sleep.

What are the mental benefits of working out? 

Strong emotional well-being, positive outlook on life, possible link to better academics (increased concentration and focus), making new friends, learning about teamwork.

Why is a style of our Project Kids First (PKF) good for your child? 

Our exercises are fun, challenging but simple enough for children to do. We also have an indoor obstacle course that many of kids really enjoy. Kids get to work out in a team environment and it’s safe, fun and positive.

How long is Project Kids First (PKF) session? 

55 minutes (45 min. physical fitness/10 min. cognitive activity)

What if my kid is not athletic or in shape? 

It doesn’t matter! We vary our workouts to each individual so any child of any fitness level can participate.

What will my child do during a class? 

Classes begin with a warm-up and stretching and then move on to various group exercises, partner work and other fun fitness activities which will help kids increase speed, power, agility, balance, coordination and mental strength. The cognitive activity will have each week a new topic to help develop healthy habits and self-awareness.

Will Project Kids First (PKF) program help my child’s school studies? 

Yes! Studies have shown that exercise helps kids to better at school because of increased concentration and focus which translates into school studies.

Will Project Kids First (PKF) program help my child’s sports ability? 

Yes! If your child plays an organized sport, camp can help by giving them the skills, aerobic capacity and endurance they need to succeed in the sports they participate in.

Is Project Kids First (PKF) program safe and clean for my child? 

Yes! We monitor facilities and we ensure that we take the utmost precautions with your child’s safety. We supervise each child and all of our instructors are very knowledgeable and experienced.

How old does my child need to be to take a kids class?

                        We have groups age of 5-12.                                                        

What should my child bring to Project Kids First (PKF) classes?

Water bottle, sport shoes and a positive attitude!

What is the location?

You can request us at your school district or park district.

Our personal instructors service the greater area of Chicago and surrounding suburbs including Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, and most of Dupage county.

What if I have more questions?

Contact us to find out if we service your area and schedule your consultation: 1-773-562-1926 or

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