Pritikin creates a camp-like atmosphere where youth ages 8 to 18 are immersed in fun, noncompetitive fitness activities, don chef's hats for "hands-on" cooking classes, and receive a fantastic education on good food and healthy living. The Pritikin Family Program...Fun, Sun & Health Every Summer. In the residential program, both parents and children learn how fun and rewarding a healthy lifestyle can be.
The Pritikin program, achieves phenomenal health and weight-loss results with children and teens. The program, universally acclaimed for its success in helping adults launch healthy lifestyles, has proven successful for youth as well. Data published in peer-reviewed medical journals have documented major improvements in heart-health factors like cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight loss.
Some children come to the Pritikin Family Program to lose weight. Others have no weight issues. All enjoy a fun camp-like atmosphere. The children develop physically, mentally, and emotionally,says Pritikin exercise coach Pedro Alipenalver. It's a beautiful thing to see. Our kids leave us knowing that exercise exercise they enjoy will be a part of their lives forever.
Each day, the kids whoop and holler their way through Cardiac rap aerobic workouts, strength training called Pump 'Em Up,dance classes, kid-friendly nutrition and cooking classes, and afternoons filled with swimming, golf, volleyball, and tennis. They enjoy delicious and filling food like chewy potato skins, icy fruit smoothies, salsa-bean burritos, and chicken pasta primavera. They're amazed that they're never hungry. Pritikin is all about eating more, yet weighing less.
In peer-reviewed studies on the Pritikin Family Program, scientists at UCLA found that in just two weeks, children:
- Shed on average 9 pounds (among children needing to lose weight)
- Decreased LDL (bad) cholesterol 25% and total cholesterol 23%
- Lowered triglyceride fats 39%
- Reduced key markers of inflammation
- Eliminated the metabolic syndrome
Many kids and teens know they want to live leaner, healthier lives. They're just not sure how. Pritikin provides the motivation and skills that set the stage for lifelong success. Our campers learn all the ins and outs of healthy living and enjoy developing friendships with like-minded peers from the U.S. and abroad.