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Insights inspired by Daniel

You may or may not know that Fit Kids was inspired by my son, Daniel. Dan was always going to be a big guy. And what often comes with bigger children who grow quickly, is that they have a poor grasp of how to use their bodies. It’s as if their body is too big […]

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Fit Kids

Just move! 5 minutes is all you need

‘We’re living in a society where nobody moves anymore’ – Tony Robbins Tony Robbins got me thinking this week.  I was thinking about how easy it is in our lives these days to NOT move.  We have cars, TV remotes, delivery services… The focus of progress seems to be on helping us move less.  ‘Progress’ […]

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Should we reward our kids for every achievement?

My son came home from his swimming lesson a few weeks ago feeling very proud of himself. ‘Dad! I broke my record, AND, I got onto the 50m freestyle board!’ Weekly time-trials are a big deal at his swim school, and I think it teaches the kids some amazing lessons about working towards their goals, and […]

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Why exercise shouldn’t be ‘FUN!!!’

Children’s exercise programmes that are ‘FUN!!!’ drive me crazy. I don’t mean that exercise shouldn’t be fun.  Of course it should.  What I mean is that exercise shouldn’t be ‘FUN!!!’  With at least three exclamation marks. As in, ‘our classes are non-stop fun!!!’ and ‘sign up with us for loads of fun!!!’ and ‘your kids will have […]

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Article: Setting a good exercise example

Last month I was asked by Mamas and Papas magazine to write an article about exercise which would be helpful to parents. Here are my thoughts, and you can read the published version by clicking here.     SETTING A GOOD EXERCISE EXAMPLE Our children’s little bodies were designed for locomotion – it’s essential for the […]

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I’m a fan of children hitting each other with pool noodles

I’m sure parents wonder about my sanity and effectiveness as a teacher when I allow their children to smack each other with pool toys… so by way of explanation, here are some reasons why I find these pool noodle games so valuable. Pool noodle battles are an incredible tool for physical development, not to mention […]

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Why I’ve banned ‘sharing is caring’ from my classes (and my home!)

We’re all doing our best with our 1 or 2 or 3 or more children. I’m lucky enough to be doing my best with hundreds of children.  Doing my best for them, in the short space of time I have to inspire them every week. And here’s what I know about children:  they’re eager to […]

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