Teen boys boxing in Muir Woods gym

Fitness & Nutrition

The positive effects of physical activity and exercise on the mind are well documented. At Muir Wood, we believe that fundamentally changing attitudes and behaviors in teens should involve changes to physical routines. To that end, all of the teens residing at Muir Wood are offered the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of physical exercise at a local gym in Petaluma.

The gym allows the teens to choose from a wide range of physical activities from weight lifting, to strength training and cardio. The facility features state of the art equipment and a jungle gym with TRX bands, monkey bars, gymnastic rings, pull-up bars and an assortment of weights.

Balanced nutrition is extremely important as your son’s body and brain repair from the effects of substance use. Our in-house chef prepares fresh, nutrient-packed meals each day that the teens enjoy together in our family-style dining room.

In addition to providing a diet that optimizes recovery and good overall health, our goal is to help teens change their relationship with food, so they begin to value food as a source of nutrition and energy. To this end, the teens help maintain an organic on-site garden, which is a source of ingredients in many meals. Our chef works with each teen to address food concerns and find creative ways to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into their diet.