We're shaping the way children feel about exercise
About our programmes
Fit Kids is an extra-mural movement programme, delivered by only the most inspired and inspiring coaches around, and designed to plant the seeds of a life-long positive relationship with exercise for pleasure, well-being and health
What Our Clients Say
What I like most about fit kids is that it’s not just about the exercises and activities, it’s about helping children find confidence within themselves to go out and try new things with their body. That’s the part that’s often missing with so many of these programmes that are more concerned with ticking off items on a lesson plan.
The highlight of Nate’s week is FitKids on a Tuesday. I am always impressed by the coach’s ability to lovingly inspire the group of busy pre schoolers and hold their attention while keeping them enthusiastic. Thank you!
Aymee Loves FitKids!! She came home today and started skipping with a skipping rope! She had never done it before! She also is very keen to show us how well she can do her burpees!!
It’s done wonders for my James who has thrived on being able to achieve goals. His confidence has grown and he now tries EVERYTHING. Even riding his bicycle off road, which for a very cautious boy is huge. It’s all from the sense of achievement and confidence in his body he gets at fit kids.
So many parents think it’s important for their pre-schooler to start rugby or tennis or dancing as young as 6, or even 5 or 4, but without the kind of base that FitKids is providing, those sport skills are totally pointless. That’s my view as a teacher anyway.
From Our Blog
Hi. It’s me, back on my soap box again. I love the interesting conversations I have with my Fit Kids. We had a fantastic chat yesterday about junk food. There’s a great little guy in one of my classes. He struggles a bit, but tries so hard and is really feeling great about what he’s […]
Always looking for ways to sneak decent nutrients into our daughter’s diet, we thought she’d love these pink pancakes. Of course she was onto us though… She was immediately suspicious of what made the pancakes pink, and figured out that the hidden ingredient was beetroot pretty quickly! But, she still couldn’t resist tucking into them. […]
Don’t you just love the electronic babysitter? Hours of peace and quiet to get on with important grown up stuff without interruption! You should definitely let your children watch as much TV as they want. Here’s why: 1. TV very efficiently uses up time that children might otherwise spend playing, and since children learn best through play, […]
I made my first video tutorial! At first it was really fun and super easy. Everyone was having fun, talking through the steps was easy, I had loads to say… then the camera ran out of space and I found out I’d rabbited on for about 6 minutes. Which is not what I wanted to […]
Here’s a great long weekend treat: Muffins with a secret stash of fruits and veggies. When we adapted this recipe from Nigella Lawson to hide some fruit and veggies so that our daughter would eat something of nutritional value, we thought we were sooooo clever. It didn’t work though, she spotted the good stuff and turned […]
There’s been plenty of talk about grit recently. The first time I watched Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED Talk, I thought what a great word grit is. It perfectly describes perseverance, tenacity and a determination to succeed. It’s what successful people are made of, and it’s exactly what being a Fit Kid is all about. Many […]
You’re not going to believe how amazingly delicious these chocolate truffles are. And even more amazing, they’re amazingly good for you. They’re so good that they deserve the name ‘amaze-balls’! Here’s why they’re just the best thing ever: 1. Dates – a natural source of sugar, and also rich in fibre, vitamins B, A and K, […]
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 […]
In the last few weeks I’ve had many, many conversations that go like this… Simon, what activities have you got on this holiday? Simon, are you doing holiday programmes? Simon, my daughter is desperate to go fishing with you, please let me know what holiday things you’re doing? Simon, my son is dying to go […]
‘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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
Strong. Able. Confident. That’s what I want my children to be, and that’s what I want my Fit Kids to be. It’s the reason why I created Fit Kids, and it drives everything I do as I deliver my classes each week. I’m so pleased with my new logo which I think conveys this purpose […]
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 […]
Next up in my series of healthy snack and lunch box ideas is my new favourite savory snack, roasted chick peas. I’d seen this recipe a couple of times before I tried it, and it definitely ticked all of my cooking boxes – less than 5 ingredients, less than 5 minutes prep time, and very […]
I grew up fishing off the catwalk, walking up to Peers Cave, catching tadpoles in the wetlands and looking for little creatures on the rocky shore. To me, these little activities are what make a childhood in Fish Hoek so special, and they’ve left me with a respect for our local environment that I’ve been […]
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 […]
My family and I don’t always eat organic food, but this video has sure as heck got me wondering why not! The Swedish Environmental Research Institute, IVL conducted this research project, and the full report is available here: https://www.coop.se/organiceffect I hope it got you thinking too!
I wouldn’t call myself fanatical about clean eating – hey we all enjoy a little junk food once in a while! But I’m definitely aware of how what we eat can affect our mood, productivity, energy levels and well-being. Always on the look-out for decent quick snack and lunch box ideas, this post is the first […]