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Provide incentives for adolescents meeting fitness goals.

Sometimes adolescents need a reward system set-up at home in order to reach certain pre-determined fitness goals. Kirkcaldy, Shephard, and Siefen (2002) found that many adolescents are motivated by receiving their own monthly gym membership that their parents pay for, or being able to participate on their high school athletic teams. However, some students are motivated by receiving items that they desire for completing an extended period of exercise (i.e. MP3 players, gas cards). Before any incentive is rewarded, the parents and their child should create a fitness goal that must be worked towards over a period of time, criteria of how the goal should be accomplished, and a way to track the student’s progress. If the goal is achieved, and new agreement should immediately be made to avoid lapses in the student’s activity levels.

- Physical Wellness Educator from the Style Network's Too Fat For Fifteen: Fighting Back, John Taylor.

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