In The News

July 1, 2009

From the Couch to the Court and Backyard Fun

Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time when outdoor activities were a mainstay of the average child’s life. The ascent of the Internet, television, and video games has produced a more sedentary generation of children, which is a nice way of saying out of shape. What to do with a generation of children that is on average heaver and unhealthier than previous ones? Introduce them to fun and fitness in the comfort of their own home with a sports surface from Flex Court Athletics.

The games of youth are all in play on our customized and patented sports surfaces. From outdoor basketball courts and tennis courts to roller hockey rinks , badminton courts, and gym flooring , we’ll replace the couch with an instrument of fun for the whole family. Our durable and stylish sport flooring makes a great addition to any backyard, as well as a wonderful and easy to access incentive for kids to add exercise to their daily routine. And with studies showing that more kids than ever are either overweight or on the verge of being so, what could be more important?

Of course, the transition from potentially overweight child to healthy one can’t be accomplished overnight. It’s a step by step transition, and one that can quite literally be cushioned by Flex Court’s specially designed sport surfaces. Made from built-in Flexion, these surfaces were designed specifically to reduce stress and fatigue and to absorb impact. The end result is a reduction in injuries and soreness, allowing your child to avoid becoming discouraged and continue along the road to a healthier way of life.

It’s a fact that lifestyle habits are established at a very early age, and that includes the exercise habits we carry with us for a lifetime. What better way of nurturing a love of sports and physical activity then making those sports convenient and fun. Remote controls, joysticks, iPods, and computers have their place, but exercise and activity should always come first.

Make the games you love a permanent part of your family dynamic and a centerpiece of your home. Most of all, make a statement to your children as to how simple and fun staying in shape can be.