What is Fit Kids?
Fit Kids is a fitness program designed to educate and inspire children to live active, healthy and happy lifestyles. It is our aim to teach children the basic principals of exercise and to improve their health across the following 10 components of fitness which are: cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power speed, co-ordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
Our Fit Kids program combines, gymnastics/body weight movements, kids specific weightlifting and cardiovascular exercises to create fun, interesting, safe and effective workouts that will improve each child's physical abilities.
The program focuses on the children learning the correct technique for each movement pattern first, once mastered we then introduce load (typically 0kgs up to 8kgs) to promote strength then we increase the intensity of the workout to improve cardiovascular and metabolic fitness.
Through these skills and exercise principals it is our aim to teach children how to enjoy exercise that will develop into a passion to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Fit Kids is also a great way to compliment your child's chosen sport as the variety of movement patterns, types of workouts, and objects they need to learn to control (including themselves) will improve their all round confidence and fitness which will directly transfer onto the court, field, pitch, pool or course etc.
How do the classes work?
All of the classes commence with a 5-10min dynamic warm up that focusing on getting the children moving, to elevate the heart rates, warm up the body and get them focused on the up coming activities. We incorporate stretching, mobility, core work, cardiovascular exercise and movement preparation into the warm up. After the warm up we focus on skills and strength development for 10-15min where we teach the children how to squat, hinge, pull & push objects including themselves safely and effectively. From here we move into the 10-15min conditioning component which is always completed at high intensity with good technique to help improve their cardiovascular and metabolic fitness, an example of this could be: 8min AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of: 5 push ups, 10 ring rows, 15 air squat and a 200m run. Finally to finish our session we play a fitness based game and stretch as part of the 5-10min cool down process.
Who runs the classes?
Each class is conducted by a qualified, friendly and fun fitness coach who is passionate about teaching children how to enjoy exercise in a fun, safe, interactive group fitness environment!
How many kids are in the class?
The average each class has 6-12 kids, so your children are sure to get plenty of help and attention from the coach.
How old does my child need to be to participate in Fit Kids?
Fit Kids is available for all children between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age.
Who comes to the classes?
We have girls and boys of all different ages, fitness levels and exercise skills, coming from suburbs all over the northern beaches.
How many times should my child come per week?
It is totally up to your child's sport and exercise schedule, we have children who come once per week, 2 times per week and 3 times per week. it really depends on their other sports and activities. Just 1 session per week will have a big impact on their health & fitness.
When are the classes run?
During the School Term:
Monday to Thursday: 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Please note: we are seeking interest from parents to commence a Friday afternoon class, please contact us to register your interest.
During the School Holidays: (Excluding the Summer School Holidays)
Tuesday & Thursday's: 10.15am to 11.00am
How much does it cost?
- Casual Visit - $17.50 per child per session.
- 10 Visit Pass - $150.00 per child.
- Active Kids Pass - $150.00 per child. (1 Session per week for 10 weeks)
- Membership (Unlimited Access) - $24.95 per child per week.
Are you an approved Active Kids Provider?
We are currently working with the NSW Office of Sport to have our Fit Kids program registered and approved, we will update our website when the approval has been granted.
I would like more Information
Great please give us a call on 02 9970 8400 or send us an email with your questions and we will happily answer them for you.
How do I get my child started?
Call us, email us, or visit us in person at the gym, the parent or guardian will need to complete a pre-exercise questionnaire about the participating child.
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A: Located inside Pittwater Sports Centre,
1525 Pittwater Road, Nth Narrabeen, 2101.
P: 02 9970 8400
F: 02 9970 8488