By: Christine Schoenwald for YourTango.
Yes, you read that correctly: Kim Kardashian has supposedly hired a personal trainer for her two-year-old.
In what world is that OK? Two years old is way too young to have a personal trainer. North may be potty training, but she doesn’t need to be weight-training at this age. Don’t kids naturally workout? Isn’t that called playing?
If Kim wants to make sure that her child is getting enough exercise, shouldn't she be taking North to Gymboree and Mommy and Me classes, so they can exercise together in a fun environment? At this age, just moving her legs and arms together is probably pretty challenging for North.
Hiring a personal trainer for your toddler is just wrong. What's next, Botox? A personal stylist? Why not hire Bobby Flay to make all of North's baby food?
According to HealthyChildren.org, the milestones that North should be accomplishing are walking alone, pulling toys behind her, carrying toys, learning to run, standing on tiptoes, kicking a ball, climbing onto and down from furniture unassisted, and mastering the stairs.
There's no mention of bench pressing her own weight or running on the treadmill while a trainer screams at her to move her lazy arse.
I'm not an internationally famous reality star, so I don't know her life. But 2 years old seems a little young to already be pressuring her daughter about working out and exercising.
According to Perez Hilton, "She has one of her guys work out with North at the end of her session, once or twice a week. They teach her fun stuff like stretches and other basic aerobics, nothing strenuous."
It may not be baby-bootcamp, but it's still a forced physical fitness. North isn't doing something that's self-motivated and will help her develop at her own speed.
The reason behind the emphasis on physical fitness is still alarming. Perez Hilton says, "[Kim] wants [North] to be a perfect physical specimen, and she thinks it's perfectly normal to want to get North in shape at such an early age."