Navigation Links Takes Aim at Youth Obesity, Set to Launch Youth Fitness Equipment

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- takes aim at the rising obesity rate in the United States by launching Champions Youth Fitness System (, a line of equipment designed to get kids fit.

The Pompano Beach-based signed an exclusive contract with Panatta Sport to introduce its youth strength and cardiovascular workout equipment for children ages 6-12 in the United States. Panatta, which is based in Italy, is a leading developer of fitness equipment for all ages.

"Our goal is to make fitness for kids in the U.S. as popular as it is among adults," says Paul Bosley, founder.

Kids Fitness Palace in Pinecrest, Fla., uses Panatta Sport equipment for kids. It's whimsical and colorful design helps hook pre-teens to get fit.

"It's very inviting. It's one of the reasons that makes kids want to try it," says Marlon Bailey, owner of Kids Fitness Palace and Precision Personal Training. has teamed up with Health Clubs Online Inc., to market Champions Youth Fitness to the U.S. pre-teen market and to fitness centers across the country.

"Our goal is to introduce youth fitness into fitness centers, YMCAs, JCCs and municipalities to help solve the youth obesity crisis," said Scott Steers, president of Health Clubs Online, a Web development and Internet marketing company. 

The percentage of overweight children more than doubled in 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, the percentage of children ages 6–11 in the United States deemed obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008.

Bosley and Steers launched Champions Youth Fitness ( in 2010 to encourage fitness professionals to reach out to kids and families. They're now in negotiations to use the name, "Champions Youth Fitness" to launch youth fitness centers as well as fitness programs at daycares and martial arts studios.

Formed in 2006 to offer the health club industry top professionals in areas such as construction, design, equipment selection and financing. launched Champions Youth Fitness in 2010 to provide much-needed youth fitness products and services. works with equipment manufacturers such as Promaxima Manufacturing, Power Plate, and Keiser Fitness, and with fitness centers like Anytime Fitness, Fla.; Get in Fit for Women, Mass; and Gym Box, Calif.

Contact: Patricia Maldonado, 305-490-8831

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