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July 25 2008 12:00 AM

Jumping hurdles, doing box jumps, and walking up on a revolving ladder are just some of the exercises Aundrea Lagana does with her personal trainer.


"It's really fun," Aundrea said, " I like the machines. And the ladder is my favorite."


Since starting this past year, Aundrea, 8, has improved her flexibility and agility - making her a star in her jazz acrobatics class, said her mother Rye Brook resident Rosa Lagana,


Getting children personal trainers and into the gym to improve their fitness and coordination is a growing trend in Greenwich and nationwide. Children ages 6 to 17 comprise 17 percent of the 6.3 million people who used personal trainers in 2006 and the numbers continue to rise each year, according to data from the Boston-based International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association.


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