The Importance of Hydration for Young Athletes

The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated, especially for the young athlete. According to researcher Dr. Susan Yeargin from the University of South Carolina, up to 75 percent of young athletes aged eight to 18 are dehydrated before they even arrive at practice. And because most athletes are only replenishing 2/3 of the water they lose after competition, they are in danger of consequences that include heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Hydration plays a major role in the health of the young athlete, which is why Cisco Athletic created this guide on how much of a sports drink or water the youth athlete should consume. You can view the guide below.


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Parisi Team Training

Another revolutionary approach from Bill Parisi. PM4 is the TEAM TRAINING program offered by the Parisi Speed School. It incorporates four fundamental and essential elements that are proven to be game-changers for coaches who are serious about team training, reducing the chance of injury, reaching their physical potential, all while building confidence and bolstering team unity.

Aside from immediate results, coaches can expect the PM4 program to mitigate injuries and identify weaknesses. By addressing weaknesses and tailoring training to your athletes, you will see improvements in their overall conditioning, as well as attitude. The Parisi Speed School is dedicated to building the character of athletes by setting the example of the ap...

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Best Summer Camp Deal in the West Loop, Deadline Coming Up

If you are looking for an affordable summer camp program that accommodates your work schedule, POW! ‘s camps are an amazing deal. Here is what you need to know about POW!’s summer camps.

1. They are very active and structured.

2. Activities are all instructor led.

3. We do not allow kids to be on technology (expect during lunch time and during pick ups).

4. We include outdoor play and active games. We visit Skinner, Bartolme and Sheridan Parks).

5. We do walking field trips once a week to other west loop businesses.

6. We do 1-2 art, reading and writing assignments each day.

7. Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Perfect for working parents.

8. They...

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Take a look at some of our athletes on WGN's Around Town with Ana Belaval. These young athletes got a chance to showcase some of the skills they train regularly at Chicago Parisi Speed School located inside of POW! at 310 S. Racine in the West Loop.

Chicago Parisi Speed School on WGN

The Parisi Speed School of Chicago is located inside of the The Gym at 310 S Racine. Since 2001, POW! has been offering dynamic classes for adults and kids. Today, their full sports performance program is the premier place for a child to train to go from good to great.

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West Loop Summer Camps at POW! Gym are Unique

Martial Arts and Self-Defense Camp for Kids, Ages 8 to 14 years, Mon-Fri. 8am to 5pm

Camps at POW! are first and foremost - A BLAST!! We make everything fun and dynamic. POW!’s week long self-defense and martial arts summer camp is a unique training experience that will build confidence and teach valuable skills.

The goal is to give a wide exposure to martial arts techniques through boxing, muay thai, self-defense and judo training classes. Kids will also participate in conditioning and flexibility classes. We will also teach the children about martial arts history and offer various art assignments and creative writing assignments. Our goal is that the children leave with a better understanding of how to become a disciplined person with excellent mental focus. Although martial arts at POW! focuses mostly on i...

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West Loop Kids Event on Saturday, Feb 25th


One of our favorite things to do is create PARENT PERKS! Enjoy a Saturday night dinner date without your kids. Check out one of the West Loop’s newest restaurants or enjoy a quiet night at home. Leave your child at POW!, located at 310 S Racine, 1st floor, for a Saturday night of fun! The evening will begin with a workout at 6pm. Around 6:45pm we will provide dinner for your child and finish up with a movie and snacks. Please send a water bottle for your child. All early bird and sibling discounts must be applied manually so please call or email us directly if you qualify for a discount.

This movie night will feature an animation rated for all audiences.


  • 6PM TO 8:30PM
  • INCLUDES DINNER (it will not be pizza)
  • 10 kid minimum and has a 25 child maximum.
  • Monthly Youth Member Price: $25
  • Non-Member or Class Card Price: $35

Reach out to us directly to register for this event. 312-829...

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Would your kid be bouncing off the walls, even if sugar were not involved? If your kids would love to learn to leap, bounce, climb, land, run and cart-wheel faster and safer - this is the perfect workshop. Drop them off at POW! Gym Chicago located at 310 South Racine, 1st for a awesome Saturday night.

Kids will be taught the skills needed to become a future American Ninja Warrior. They will learn to build their strength, their flexibility, and learn to conquer all fear. This event is 2 hours in length, and will focus on learning techniques in rope climbing, rock wall Traversing, monkey car climbing, and parkour style movements. If you have a sincere desire to be the next American ninja warrior, then your training starts here.

For ages 8...

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It is understandable that parents are nervous to allow their kids to strength train. Strength training for kids can make a big difference in improving their sports skill sets and preventing injuries. The most important thing to remember is that kids need to be supervised and taught how to properly strength train like any other skill.

At POW! Kids and The Chicago Parisi Speed School, we offer strength training for kids starting at age 7 years old. Our focus begins on teaching correct movement mechanics with body weight exercises like push ups, chin ups, squats and step ups. Kids can safely build strength as long as they are being lead by professional coaches qualified to guide them through their strength training workouts.

Here is a...

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POW! is located in the west loop. For over 15 years we have offered amazing classes for kids. Our west loop classes include classes for kids of all ages. We alos offer camps and a wide range of fitness and martial arts classes.

POW! Gym Chicago

Uploaded by Katalin Rodriguez-Ogren on 2016-02-21.

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We love helping kids improve their agility and footwork skills. Improving a kid's footwork requires technical instruction. The Parisi Speed School offers change of direction mechanical training. Here is a great drill you can do with your kids.

3 Exercises to Improve Your Kids Footwork

Uploaded by Katalin Rodriguez-Ogren on 2016-07-03.

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POW! Kids

310 South Racine Avenue,

1st Floor South,

Chicago, Il 60607

Phone. 312-829-7699