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1001 W. Adams
One-on-one personal training for kids as young as 8. Coordination, proper technique and conditioning emphasized.
Cost: $60 to $90 an hour
Chicago Family Fitness
634 Busse Highway, Park Ridge
Simultaneous training for parents and kids. Kids as young as 8 can work out with a parent through a series of small competitions that improve agility, conditioning and coordination. Young teens can prepare for sports with a trainer.
Cost: $700 a month for an unlimited training membership for the whole family; kids and adults can do sessions together
1400 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine
TRX (a bodyweight-based strength-training techique) and conditioning classes for children 6 to 12, as well as teens between 13 and 17. The TRX classes also are available at the Des Plaines YMCA.
Cost: Free with YMCA membership; non-members pay $80 for a multi-week course