If you are a parent of a teen model, your involvement in her career can contribute greatly to her success. One of the most important things that you can contribute is helping her stay fit.The teenage years can be a pain for a lot of young models. The physical changes due to hormonal changes often prove overwhelming. Many struggle with skin issues, growth spurt, and sudden weight gain. Your teenage model may experience these growing pains, particularly the weight issue, and may feel out of control.So, if you wish to provide her with all the help she needs as her body is developing during her teenage years, here are fun activities you can recommend to help her get into or stay in shape.
Zumba classes, aerobics, and other dance-based exercises are not only fun but they also build strength, endurance and, most importantly, keep the body toned.
Also, what’s even a bigger advantage with dance workouts is they are activities your child can do either with you or with her friends. Working out can be a bore (no matter how intense it can get) when done alone. Your daughter will enjoy the social aspect of dance workouts and the physical benefits they offer.
Get your teen to jump in on the fitness trend that today’s hottest models and Hollywood celebrities are into — hiking. Hiking does not require special skills and exercise equipment. It’s a simple cardiovascular workout that anybody can do but it does the body a lot of good. Fitness experts reveal that hiking is perfect for toning the core, legs and glutes.
It is worthy to note that hiking is also a spiritual activity. There’s nothing like being in nature to give anybody that sense of calm and peace to hear oneself. Your teen model can benefit from this activity, especially when she’s struggling with something and needs a way to become more in tune with herself.
This is another popular activity for those who need to get fit. Cycling, be it on a stationary bike or a real bike that goes places, is a fantastic workout for your teen. It boosts muscle strength and flexibility, strengthens the core, decreases stress, improves posture, and decreases body fat levels.
\Your teen can get on a bike and get to the places she needs to go. Likewise, she can hop on her bike and simply explore your area with family and/or friends.
Cycling is an activity that she can deliberately do as a form of exercise or simply for leisure. Either way, it’s enjoyable and beneficial to her health.
Your daughter may think this is an old person’s activity but tai chi is actually an exercise that knows no age.
Most young people give tai chi a try because it’s unique. However, as they continue to practice it, they learn that it’s a highly effective exercise in improving breathing, physical coordination or grace, flexibility and mental focus – all of which are important qualities for models.
This hand-to-hand combat sport is a great body-shaper. You have everybody from Hollywood actress Shay Mitchell to Victoria’s Secret models Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Gigi Hadid who simply swear by it.
But, what models also love about this activity is how empowering it is. Being trained in boxing automatically takes away the idea that they are just pretty faces with great bodies. It adds more substance to who they are because boxing trains them to become strong enough to defend themselves.
Young models, such as your teen, will enjoy the physical and mental empowerment that boxing can provide.
Swimming is great for sculpting the back and shoulders. On top of that benefit, it also helps models learn how to move more gracefully, which is a must for pulling off beautiful poses.
Staying in shape can be quite frustrating for teenage models whose bodies are developing in rather unexpected ways. Hopefully, with the fun activities shared here, your young model can uphold the physical standards she has to meet to succeed in the business more easily.
More importantly, engaging in such wholesome physical activities will help her to develop discipline and the right health attitude so essential in her budding modeling career.
Adam Jacobs is the Managing Director of Bubblegum Casting, the longest running agency specialising in babies, children and teen talent in Australia. Bubblegum Casting works with some of Australia’s biggest brands, media properties and agencies to secure talented children to work in Television, Film and Modelling roles.