Health and fitness made fun
The boys was rather excited to be invited along to trial a new form of fitness programme as part of the launch of virgin active crew. This scheme is aimed at boys and girls aged between 8 – 15 offering a fun fitness programme, this is to encourage the children to have a positive attitude towards their health and fitness.
Warm up fun.
The kids were rather excited to be going to the gym to keep fit and healthy. Me and Ian have had gym memberships in the past but that was a while back, we no longer hold a gym membership at the moment. The boys are very sporty kids….where they get it from we do not know, but we do like to encourage this as much as possible.
WOW look at that jump…..I wish I could jump like that.
We arrived at the gym in Acton with two excited boys, excited and ready for action. They started off with gentle but fun warm-up exercises one of which was lifting and dropping sandbells, these was all of different weights and sizes. After the warm ups had finished Lee and Brad’s fitness was then really put to the test, this involved lots of fun frog movements, gorilla crawls, hurdles, speed skills with fitlights, jumping, catching, throwing, team challenges and much more all whilst having fun and increasing their strength, ability and core fitness.
Sweating but smiling
As any parent we are keen on keeping our kids moving and burning off energy, we was very impressed at how the staff was able to motivate the children and get them involved with the exercise session by delivering it in a very fun and energetic way that the children enjoyed. Lee and Brad lose interest fairly easily but this really held their attention extremely well and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Virgin active have worked together with an organisation called SAQ international to develop a very exciting programme, ( virgin active crew ) this aims to:
Building on basic skills, such as running, jumping, throwing.
Improve fitness levels.
Teach team building skills.
Help understand more about healthier living.
Give the kids social interaction.
Most of all, make fitness fun.
All of this whilst having great fun with specially trained coaches and with the use of the latest fitness innovations and equipment.
Lee and Brad really enjoyed meeting Nathan Helberg from Zuu Chimps and loved the physical and animal exercises that he had shown them. They had great fun and got rather competitive, we loved seeing them enjoying themselves whilst keeping fit and healthy.
The race was on.
We loved seeing the kids take part and try their best, they was made to feel part of a team and every effort made by the kid’s was noticed by the staff and rewarded with a high-five….there was no loosers in this class, but it was a class full of smiles and great fun to be had by all.
Look at the concentration on Brads face.
As soon as the kids got they’re breath back after the session they was asking if they can be signed up to a class, this has got to be a good sign that they enjoyed themselves…..right?
Lee enjoying a rest at the end of the session
My challenge set by the kids is to look on the virgin active crew website and see where our local session is held.
Want to get involved: If this sounds like something your kids would enjoy why don’t you see if there is a class near you, if your clubs not on the list don’t worry as Active crew will be launching nationwide in January.
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Sounds fantastic! Think these kind of things are definitely worth while, and also fun 🙂 x
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This sounds great for kids! I kind of wish there were more things like this around when I was younger as maybe I would have grown up enjoying fitness / exercise more haha. xo