The number of obese children is reaching staggering proportions. Consider that:

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  • The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.
  • In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

Accordingly, obesity in children may lead to a wide range of health issues:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Sleep problems

To combat these problems, Burn with Kearns has developed MMA Fit Kids. MMA Fit Kids is also inspired by Kevin Kearns’ (CEO of Bun with Kearns) experiences of being bullied as a child. These experiences are recounted in a book
Always Picked Last: Overcome Bullying.

The concept behind MMA Fit Kids is to motivate kids to become physically fit and set the foundation for healthy choices by making fitness activities engaging and fun. MMA Fit Kids is for anyone under 17.

To become a MMA Fit Kids Trainer you must first attend and pass the MMA Fitness Trainer Level 1 Course and test, then attend a MMA Fit Kids Course.

You must be a Burn with Kearns club or gym affiliate to run a registered MMA Fit Kids Program.

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