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Come and Join FitKid’s Easter Sports Camps at Bournemouth University

Come and join the FitKid team at Bournemouth University for a day of fun games, sports and craft.  FitKid are starting activities for children 5-8years throughout select dates during the Easter holidays. The holiday clubs run from 9am-3pm on Tuesday 12th and 19th and Thursday 14th and 21st Aprill 2011 .The clubs are run by qualified instructors and include games and activities using different equipment such as balls, beanbags, hoops, space hoppers and the parachute. Children will also be involved in a craft activity, which they can take home. To book onto these activities please call Bournemouth University on  01202 965012 .

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Karina receives further fantastic reviews on her LazyTown Sports Club Classes

I had to tell you all about another proud moment today when I received an email from Karina, my franchisee in Shropshire who is doing fantastic work at a local nursery.

The children at Hillside Nursery attend a weekly LazyTown Sports Club with Karina Davies in Shrewsbury.  Their favourite activity is the Pirate Routine, here are a few photo’s of rowing the pirate boat and sorting the treasure. 

Janet Phillips who is the Manager at Hillside House Nursery quoted “‘Karina has been coming to Hillside House Nursery in Shrewsbury since October 2010 to deliver an hour’s activity session with the LazyTown Sports Club.  I have always encouraged a huge sense of fun at Hillside and we have been delighted by the reaction from our Pre-School children week on week, they absolutely love the activity.  The enthusiasm that Karina puts into every session is infectious, and I watch every child leaping around the room with huge smiles on their faces. Not only are they having an opportunity to get active and exercise during the session, Karina also includes a health related message from Sportacus every week which the children can colour in and keep.  I would highly recommend that pre-school providers in Shrewsbury make contact with Karina to book these sessions.  I wish Karina every success for the future of FitKid Shrewsbury, the commitment that Karina is making to increase the activity levels of children is commendable.’

Karina also attends other Nurseries in Shrewsbury and is actively looking for more sessions.  If you work at a Nursery in Shrewsbury or your child attends one, please ask the owner/manager get in contact.  Karina is happy to offer a free session for any nursery who enquires about the sessions.  Karina can be contacted on karina@fitkid.co.uk or 08445 6060432.

Help us to get more kids moving !

Tis the Season to be Jolly….And it is Cold… Keep moving and be Silly with the Kids… Play Games

Silly Season is upon us….Get Silly with the Family…..

Well it is that time of year when the child in all of us begins to come out…..

For the FitKid and LazyTown Sports Club Family, we are silly all year round but this is your chance to join in during the Festive Season

Over the course of the coming weeks, make the New Year easier on yourself and the kids when it comes to feeling guilty about having eaten or drunk too much fizzy pop…..

That means getting out and about and being active in the cold weather during the Season. Yes, we know you will be there on your sledges and building snowmen etc, however being active can occur at any time.

Being silly certainly can…. and we are masters of it…..

At the simplest level, you can get active indoors and outdoors with youngsters by playing Silly Animal Games….

Why not create silly animal walks with your children in all environments….:

Waddle like ducks, scamper and squeak like mice, lumber like bears….

There is so much fun you can have with this game, and it is the kind of silly game that you can all join in with anywhere anytime.

FitKid and LazyTown Sports Club franchisees will be getting ready with their plans for the New Year and developing new games, ready for your Children to join in.

Click the photo above to navigate to details of our partners who will be looking to keep you moving in the New Year

Get Fit with the Kids! Some Ideas for you….

AGE 5 PLUS – FUN FITNESS IDEAS!

I thought I would share some ideas with you for the remainder of the Summer….These are very broad brush but are games that can be played in different environments.

Games for this age group should focus on developing basic movements, such as running, balancing, jumping, kicking, throwing and catching as well as general aerobic fitness.

Try to introduce as many of these into your child’s weekly routine:

MUSICAL CIRCUITS: This game is similar to musical chairs and is suitable for three or more children. Spread hula hoops around the room and play music as the children move around the room. When the music stops, each child must enter a hoop and perform an exercise such as skipping, hopping, jogging or jumping.

PROGRESSIVE SKIPPING: Skipping is a low-impact aerobic activity that strengthens muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time.

Start with ordinary skipping then add the following actions one at a time to vary the intensity: high, low, medium, slow. If three or more children are playing, two should hold the rope while the other skips.

TAG TAIL: For two or more children. One child sticks a piece of ribbon in the back of their trouser waistband. The aim is for the opponent to grab the end of the ribbon within a certain time, say 30 seconds.

SWIMMING RELAYS: You need two teams of two or more swimmers. Place objects such as goggles and swimming hats on the far side of the pool and ask swimmers to retrieve them, put them on and swim back to the other side.

We have many more ideas for all age groups including the pre school children and if you want to get involved with us or our franchisees, drop us a line.

All the best and keep moving!

AND do the activities with your Kids! Brilliant family fun can be had with these and many more ideas. You can even develop many yourself also.

Everyone Get Moving – Watch less TV!

Every hour in front of the box pushes up the risk of dying from heart disease!

This article was in the Daily Mail earlier this week and is relevant to all the Family.

Read more: http://tinyurl.com/2cxonxf

Why not get moving with the children this weekend and get some fun products to engage with the children. FitKid is currently populating its online store and you can see some of the products now at http://www.fitkid.co.uk/shop/

If you would like to learn more about the kinds of games you can play with any form of equipment, drop me a line and perhaps we can create an engaging game for you to play as a family with that piece of play/sports equipment!

Over the years I have taken pride in the engaging stories and adventures that can be created from simple pieces of equipment. Young kids love the experience as a ball is then not just a ball or indeed a hoop is not just a hoop.

Come on, lets get moving this weekend and be creative with our kids. They will engage a lot more if the experience is fun and intuitive