COOPER CITY, FL (CNN) - It's estimated that close to 25 percent of children and teenagers are either overweight or obese. It's been attributed, in part, to an inactive lifestyle.
Now, a new gym is helping kids get fit by using something they all seem to be interested in: video games. From Wii boxing, to the bike riding-racing game, to dancing and basketball, the games get kids moving.
"The way kids like to be active these days are changing and video games can be good a thing," said Tony Estrada, co-owner of the iGymKidz in Florida.
The kids-only gym isn't just a game room. There's a strength training room, too. The mini-machines are made specifically for children.
The machines target the same muscle groups as the ones adults use, but there are no weights, so they're safer for a growing child's bones and joints.