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Teen Fitness Seminar at City Terrace Library in East Los Angeles

Teen Fitness Seminar


Did a seminar on teen fitness, nutrition and exercise for the kids here in East LA – thanks guys!

Mr. America Speaking at Bunche Elementary School in Carson, CA

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Mr. America speaking to kids at Carson elementary school

A while back I did a talk at Bunche Elementary school in Carson for the kids.  (I didn’t know where to put it on the site, so decided to post it on the blog.)  They were so excited and made a big deal about Mr. America coming to see them.  I talked about weight training, sports, nutrition and lead them through a little boot-camp style workout.  Good day!

Thanks to Sujay Jaswa of Dropbox.com for setting it up!


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Children go through growth spurts. So, when your child puts on a few pounds and starts to look a little chubbier, it’s easy to assume that they are about to grow a few inches and that they will soon return to their average body build. When you begin to notice that the excess weight isn’t going away, it can be tough to know what to do. Children, tweens and teenagers are sensitive, and preserving their self-esteem is important. However, when you ignore your child’s growing waistline, their friends and schoolmates might not be as careful about your child’s feelings as you are.

The best thing you can do for you child’s self-esteem is empower them to set goals and accomplish them. Ignoring the weight issues they are facing does not help them, it leads to feelings of isolation and failure. Don’t let them start bad habits of yo-yo dieting or beginning exercise programs just to give them up when it gets hard. Instead, you can set them up to succeed with a personal trainer.

Teen weight loss does not have to be a taboo subject. Chances are your adolescent child would like to do something about their health, but they don’t know what to do. You can help them feel secure and confident by talking to them directly about their concerns and hiring a trainer who specializes in teen weight loss. They will know what exercises are appropriate for your child at every age and what kinds of exercise should wait until they are done growing.

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

“Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.”

This is especially troubling because the cited report also says that,

“Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.”

Don’t let your own lack of success in this area tie your hands when it comes to your child’s future. Give them the best possible chance at a healthy adult life by hiring an expert who can walk them through the process of changing their eating and exercise habits. Perhaps their success will motivate you to make some changes in your own life.

For more information on teen fitness personal training that gets results, please contact us. The earlier your child learns healthy strategies for achieving and maintaining an ideal weight, the easier their weight loss journey will be.

PS: Here is what I say to all parents who ask about personal training for their kids:  Make certain that your teen wants to start personal training to get more fit and lose weight.  It can’t be your idea and it can’t be compulsory.  If it isn’t their idea or at least they aren’t fired up after you bring it up, don’t bother.

If he or she is excited to start, consider training alongside them or at the same time.  We offer that and it’s pretty popular.  Most of the time you’re the one that has to drive them to the gym anyway!


Teen Fitness Pioneer

Jason as a teenager

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Karate Jason at 15 – fear the mullet!
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Jason age 16 at teen Mr. Tennessee

I was a fat kid up until the age of 14.  None of those photos will see the light of day though. It was at the age of 13.5-14 I decided that I had enough of being fat and I decided to take control of the situation.
I ran every day for an hour and lost about 40 lbs. I practiced Karate for an hour.  I lifted weights at home in the basement for an hour.  I still ate like crap.  At the time I didn’t know what you ate made a difference.   I didn’t learn about nutrition until I started training for my first bodybuilding show at 15. I was still able to lose the excess weight due to my youth though. To get “ripped”* for the show I had to learn about bodybuilding dieting.

Once I saw what that kind of eating could do I never went back to my childhood default junk foods as a lifestyle.

* I wasn’t really ripped yet, just leaner than I had ever been before.  Took til 18-19 to learn how to actually get ripped.

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Jason Winning the Teen Mr. Southern States light heavyweight class at 18
Jason’s a really great trainer. I do the virtual personal training program because I know form, I just don’t have the knowledge to build my own plan. Jason’s always been very responsive whenever I have questions. He doesn’t give you a cookie-cutter plan; I have a few physical limitations and my gym doesn’t have the widest variety of equipment and he was very understanding and helped find the right exercise substitutions. I found the diet plan really helpful because it’s flexible enough where I can try different foods, but specific enough about how much and when to eat so I actually see results. Be clear with your goals and stick to what he says and you’ll definitely be happy with where you are in just a few months.
Rory Fitzpatrick
Rory Fitzpatrick
2021-11-14
Highly recommended his personal training session for body building
Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale
2021-10-21
Highly recommended. Responded quickly, worked around my schedule, and provided exceptional service.
Edward Angwin
Edward Angwin
2021-07-29
If you’re looking for rapid transformation success Jason Kozma is the best personal trainer available! Very happy with the guidance, accountability, and humor he provided during our training time together. He genuinely cares about getting his clients the best results possible. If you are not in the LA area he also has an excellent online personal training program. Highly recommend.
Darren Maroni
Darren Maroni
2021-07-19
I live in Chicago so I used Jason's online personal training. It was a great experience especially for the price. He would monitor my workouts each week and let me know if I should be able to go heavier on an exercise based on everything else I was doing. He'd also review my recorded diet and tell me where to tweak things. He was also good about reminding me to update my weight and progress pics, and he'd adjust the workouts or diet based on that. He was honest about how much weight/muscle I should expect to gain and didn't try to make huge promises just to get business.
Eric Seelbach
Eric Seelbach
2021-07-01
So happy to find jason! He connected me with an incredible trainer and provided me with nutrition and support to achieve my goals!
Jasmine Jackson
Jasmine Jackson
2021-06-29
Jason is awesome, very communicative and reliable, and he paired me with Jerry, who is not only a great trainer, but also a fantastic person overall. Great training and great results!
Masha S
Masha S
2021-05-23
Jason is the best personal trainer. He knows exactly how to increase muscle and strength. I’ve built up muscle so rapidly due to his program. He truly keeps you motivated and continuously pushes you to give all your absolute effort. I highly recommend!
Nathan Akhtarzad
Nathan Akhtarzad
2021-05-14
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