Families: The Kids Are All Pumped

As health clubs work to woo them, children of all ages are becoming dedicated gym rats

Victor Scotti wasn't feeling quite as agile as he wanted to be. So like more and more fitness-conscious Americans, he joined a gym, diligently showing up five times a week for a circuit-training regimen that included a cardio workout on the cross trainer, push-ups, crunches and weight training to target his biceps, triceps and quads. Now, Scotti says, "I've definitely gotten faster and a lot more limber." An added benefit is that it makes his mom happy too.

Her opinion counts because Scotti is 12. The weight machines he pushes are mini-size, designed especially for the Children's Health & Executive Club...

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