Health & Wellness

Kid Strong! : Introduction to Weight and Strength Training Fitness for Kids

This 25-minute fitness class introduces kids to basic strength training principles in a fun environment. Students will learn about anatomy while practicing simple weight training movements and body weight exercises.
Dr. Sonja Gedde
31 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 25 learners
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25 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
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Class Experience

-Students will learn correct technique for basic weightlifting and body weight exercises
-Students will understand the the correct implementation for strength training movements
-Students will review anatomical names and structures
-Students will burn calories, experience a mild increase in heart rate, and be inspired to incorporate movement as part of a healthy lifestyle
-Students will gain confidence and a sense of empowerment!
-21 years as a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer (Les Mills Bodycombat, BodyStep, BodyAttack, GRIT Strength and Cardio, AFAA Mat Science, AFAA Kickboxing)
-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ed.S: served as a public educator for 19 years, teaching Physical Education and Health
-Served as national kickboxing trainer for American Association of Aerobics and Fitness
-Worked in public health clubs in North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, California, and Washington
-Employed by FitPro travelling fitness professionals, having taught at resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, & Curacao
No homework needed
Students should have one or two pairs of light dumbbells (3 or 5 pounds is generally adequate for younger participants).

An exercise mat or towel is helpful but not necessary.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Dr. Sonja is willing to provide feedback to parents/learners after class regarding their participation and technique
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
A note regarding participant safety:

Due to the varying developmental stages of the adolescent body, intense strength training is not recommended for younger children. The focus of this class is to learn form and technique, not to build mass.

Please ensure all learners are prepared with flexible, loose clothing appropriate for exercise as well as athletic shoes to provide stability.  Learners will need adequate space for movement without risk of knocking anything over.  Avoid slippery surfaces like tile.

As learners become more versed in the movements, range of motion can increase.  In initial stages, it will be important to monitor and avoid ballistic, swinging, or posturally compromising movements.  Learners should be prepared to focus and stay on track with coaching techniques so that exercises implemented are safe and effective.

Please send any additional questions to me prior to class!  I look forward to working with your learner!


Dr. Sonja GeddeRadically fun middle school educator by day; college professor and fitness junkie by night!
31 total reviews
40 completed classes

About Me

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Are you passionate about learning?  Creative?  Interested in meaningful, fun classes?  Me too!  

I am a 20-year veteran educator who has taught all levels from elementary to middle school to high school to college. ... 
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