LTS Master Trainer Summit Toronto, Ontario - April 23-26 2015

The Three Pillars of Working with Children

Posted on 1/27/2014 by David Kittner

I'm fortunate to be involved with an amazing group of High School Students in an after school fitness program. We meet 4 times per week every week. Here are a few key stats that will never show up on a report card or score sheet:

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A long term approach

Posted on 11/3/2013 by David Kittner

Anyone can get kids active for 4-6 weeks and brag about "results" and "success" but if kids are turned off from wanting to be physically active in the process can we really consider that "success". Of course kids are going to get "better".

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Developing Coordination in Young Hockey Players

Posted on 10/21/2013 by David Kittner

Your son or daughter wants to become a better hockey player and as a parent you want to help them get there. That’s great, but does that mean more and more hockey on the ice for little Johnny? More games, more practices, more instruction?

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Putting an End to Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted on 7/29/2013 by David Kittner

I met a 13 year old girl recently wearing a brace similar to the one in the picture below. After striking up a conversation with the young girl and her mom, I was told the girl had been diagnosed with a fractured spine at L5 S1. Any guesses as to why? Yep! OVERUSE!!!

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Youth Fitness Proper Pushups

Posted on 6/11/2013 by David Kittner

Ask any child who plays sports or has taken physical education classes if they've ever been asked to do pushups. In almost every case everyone will say yes. Ask the same kids if they've ever been taught how to do pushups and in almost every case everyone will say no.

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Youth Fitness Summit at York University - May 4 and 5, 2013

Posted on 3/21/2013 by David Kittner

Hangtime Fitness just announced they are hosting Canada’s first ever Youth Fitness Summit at York University in Toronto on May 4th and 5th and I’m so honoured to have been invited to be a speaker alongside some of the most influential Youth Fitness Professionals in the world.

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Youth Fitness Guy, David Kittner

Hello and welcome to my social media hub for enhancing the emotional, physical, social and educational well-being of our youth through physical activity, fitness and nutrition! Please engage with questions, comments and ideas. I look forward to hearing from you at

David Kittner is a passionate, caring and dedicated individual with over 15 years experience working with children who truly understands the unique sciences associated with child development and the practical means by which those must be applied to any fitness or sport-based venture.

He is among the leading authorities of more than 2,500 Youth Fitness Specialists that make up the International Youth Conditioning Association, the premier international authority with respect to athletic development and youth participant based conditioning.

David is certified as a Youth Fitness Specialist, Youth Speed and Agility Specialist, and a Youth Nutrition Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Can-Fit Pro Certified Fitness Professional.