Glenn and Kecia McCracken own SparkFit, a gym in downtown Little Rock. Their daughter Olive loves to hang out and play in the space.

Help kids form healthy and active habits at a young age by enrolling them in various workout classes. They can try everything from CrossFit to yoga at these locations in central Arkansas, where instructors teach classes just for kids!  And remember: For kids, working out should be about health, wellness and feeling good — not a number on the scale.

Barefoot Studio
3515 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock, 501-661-8005
Type of Workout: Yoga

Kids ages 10-13 may attend classes with their parent or guardian and kids 14 and older can attend adult classes on their own. The studio periodically offers kids yoga classes for younger children as well as mommy & me classes.

3016 W. Markham, Little Rock
, 501-563-3699
Type of Workout: Yoga, bootcamp

Mommy and me yoga classes and bootcamp are offered periodically. Check the Facebook event listings for updated dates and times.

D1 Training
10 Viewpointe Cove, Little Rock, 501-289-5609
Type of Workout: Fitness training

D1 Training offers programs for kids ages 7 and up, based on a “foundation for speed, strength, and athleticism.” The facility also offers family training, where mom, dad and the kids can all work out together.

1602 Merrill Drive, Little Rock, , 501-214-8492
Type of Workout: Body weight, kettlebell, TRX

Kettlebell Kids is a youth fitness program designed to allow children ages 6-14 to gain strength and confidence as they perform functional movement patterns, engage in team building activities, and explore movement through play.

Krav Fit
1520 Macon Drive, Suite A-5, Little Rock, 501-519-2100
Type of Workout: Krav Maga

Krav Kids program teaches children and teens ages 5-16 the self-confidence they need to defend themselves through Krav Maga hand-to-hand fighting and self-defense. Classes are offered Mondays and Saturdays.

Little Rock Athletic Club
4610 Sam Peck Road, Little Rock, 501-225-3600
Type of Workout: Varies

The LRAC’s Fit for Life program gives middle school students a chance to participate in personal trainer-led fitness activities during an after-school program from 3-6 p.m. each day. Enrollment is on a monthly basis.

Proformance Sports Academy
1202 Business Park Drive, Suite 2, Little Rock
1021 Jessie Road, Suite J, Little Rock, 501-224-1861
Type of Workout: Strength training, baseball training

Proformance Sports Academy offers baseball training and strength training to help althetes improve their fitness level.

Rock City Complete Fitness
9000 Commerce Cove, North Little Rock, 501-246-7168
Type of Workout: CrossFit

Rock City Complete Fitness offers kids CrossFit classes for ages 8 and up on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. They also have plans to expand the gym in early 2020 with a larger focus on youth classes and training.

Sherwood CrossFit
15517 Highway 107, Sherwood, 501-420-3481
Type of Workout: CrossFit

The CrossFit Kids program, for ages 5-14 teaches teamwork, healthy habits and fitness and improves athleticism and self confidence. Some sessions also include a nutrition lesson.

Unleashed Health & Fitness
27220 Jess Morgan Road, Roland, 501-580-8613
Type of Workout: Agility, conditioning, strengthening

Coach Stephanie Newcomb offers a weekly Light Weights class on Thursdays from 4-4:45 p.m. for ages 5-15. The class includes 30 minutes of working out and 15 minutes of health and nutrition education.

Four-year-old Olive McCracken has grown up in the gym, having the chance to play, move and stay active as she watches her parents teach others how to work out and maintain healthy lifestyles.

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