Active bodies - Bright minds
A fundamental movement skills program of the highest quality
Fit Kids is an exercise life-skills programme, designed around exactly the right combination of movement skills and activities that growing bodies need. Our goal is to teach children that exercise is not sport: it's a personal journey of feeling strong, able, confident and great about yourself, that you can take anywhere with you, for the rest of your life.
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
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been running my really popular Holiday Adventures for a couple of holidays now, and it’s really highlighted the need for a programme for older boys and girls to do something a bit more challenging. Looking around at the other holiday programmes on offer, there’s so much going on in the way of crafts […]
Fit Kids has attracted an astounding amount of interest and support during its first few months of existence, launching itself into the Fish Hoek valley a whole 8 months ago. So, I’m taking this opportunity to say “thank you” to YOU, and everyone involved. I started out in April 2014 as ‘The Fit Life’, and thought that […]