One thing's for certain: The kids at the Summer Fun & Fitness Camp at the Imperial Valley Gymnastics Club in El Centro sure know how to exercise.
The camp, halfway through its second week, focuses on the importance of exercise to children.
"The main thing is to get these kids to understand how important it is to exercise their muscles and to do it properly," explains I.V. Gymnastics Club coach Dianna Castaneda.
The campers, who are as young as 5, will continue learning gymnastics skills ranging from somersaults and cartwheels to trampoline and balance beam maneuvers during the remaining two and a half weeks of the camp.
Castaneda gives examples to the campers of what muscles are important for each exercise in hopes of teaching the children more than just gymnastics. She thinks there are too many Imperial Valley youngsters who aren't getting the proper exercise their bodies need while growing up.