Kids Program

With a properly designed and supervised program, strength training can be a fun way for kids to build healthy muscles, joints, and bones. Done properly strength training offers many benefits to young athletes, it is even a good idea for kids who simply want to look and feel better. In fact, that type of training might put your child on a lifetime path to better health and fitness.

For kids, light resistance and controlled movements are best — with a special emphasis on proper technique and safety. Your child can do many strength training exercises with his or her own body weight or inexpensive resistance tubing. Free weights and machine weights are other options.


For kids, what are the benefits of strength training?

Done properly, strength training can:

  • Increase your child’s muscle strength and endurance
  • Help protect your child’s muscles and joints from sports-related injuries
  • Help improve your child’s performance in nearly any sport, from dancing and figure skating to football and soccer
  • Develop proper techniques that your child can continue to use as he or she grows older

Keep in mind that strength training isn’t only for athletes. Even if your child isn’t interested in sports, strength training can:

  • Strengthen your child’s bones
  • Help promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Help your child maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem


Southpaw is such an awesome place to be a part of. They’re very professional and motivating. If you’re looking for something different, a new challenge, or even to lose weight this is a definite place to make it happen! Great equipment, coaches, trainers, and prices!

– Isla White

Ive been coming here for about a month and the gym looks terrific. Very good atmosphere. I love the way it is laid out. The staff is super helpful. Darren is my trainer and he is awesome. Workouts mealplans he has it all. Overall nicest gym in town.

– Donde Taylor

Southpaw has the best facility I've seen in a while. They have all the latest equipment and a great trainer that gets you in shape. I travel all the way from Macon to come to a great gym. I highly recommend joining this gym.

– Courtney Rose

Been going for a couple of weeks. The atmosphere is amazing. There are professional trainers who motivate and don’t allow you to give up. There are classes for people with the busiest schedules. Between full time job, and school I still have time to book 2 classes a day.

– James Davis