Stretch-n-Grow is the world's largest fitness and nutrition program for children. Since 1992, Stretch-n-Grow has partnered with thousands of childcare providers to teach children the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle. By making fitness fun, Stretch-n-Grow encourages kids to love to exercise while providing a strong foundation of great fitness habits that result in good health, strength, confidence and positive attitudes. Together with our team of certified fitness professionals, we invite you to come and discover Stretch-n-Grow, the fabulously fun fitness program for children!


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Here is what the Experts say:

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  • Obesity has doubled among children over the past 20 years. (National Association of Sports and Physical Education)
  • 85% of 5 year olds are unable to pass a basic fitness test.
  • One in five children in America are overweight. (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Children involved in regular exercise have better social skills and earn better grades than those who are not. (American Journal of Medical Science)
  • Children who exercise have fewer chronic health problems. (American Fitness & Aerobic Association)
  • For the first time in 100 years, children have a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to obesity and sedentary lifestyles. (World Health Organization)