Fit Kids extra-mural at your school
A private sign-up extra-mural class, offered at school either during or after the school day.
Classes for 3 to 8 year olds
- 30 to 40 minute classes for pre-schoolers aged 3½ to 6 years: Jam packed with activities and games to keep children moving for the whole class. We’re learning what our bodies can do, having fun with interesting exercises and equipment, and noticing that with practice and effort we can get better and better each week.
- 30 to 40 minute classes for foundation phase children aged 6 to 8 years: A mix of fun and challenging activities designed to keep building the strength, fitness and brain connections needed to optimise learning in the classroom, and on the sports field. Our older Fit Kids are given a concrete sense of the power we all have to improve our own abilities and confidence week on week.
The Fit Kids way
A quality movement program is a vital part of a well-rounded education – especially during the foundation years. Not just to burn energy or start building sport skills, but to actually build the brain connections that children need for learning in all areas of their life.
Fit Kids is not a sport skills program. It’s an exercise life-skills program, laying a solid foundation for children to succeed in all areas of their development.
Research shows that the right exercise ‘diet’ has an incredible impact on learning readiness, concentration, memory skills, problem solving, reading and writing skills, emotional regulation, social integration, and more.
There are so many reasons for this, like how the brain releases a protein called BDNF when we exercise, that stimulates new brain cells and connections to grow. Or, how every time we practice a new movement, the brain builds pathways to help make the movement more successful next time around, and then uses these same pathways for learning other skills like reading.
Endorsed by OTs & education specialists
Every Fit Kids class is designed to do three things:
- Meet children’s physical development needs
- Present exercise in a fun, engaging and memorable way
- Build a positive mindset and attitude towards exercise
Lesson plans are built around 9 building blocks of physical development, that every OT will tell you are vital for optimal development and learning:
- Gross motor skills
- Core strength
- Midline crossing
- Motor planning
- Spatial awareness
Fit Kids is the perfect balance of the right exercises, fun and excitement, and a laying a strong foundation for future sports and exercise.
Fit Kids for your child
By signing your child up for a Fit Kids extra-mural class, you can be 100% sure that he or she is getting exactly the right recipe of fundamental movement skills they need.
Fit Kids is all about a strong foundation of exercise life skills, so it’s the program to do before or alongside your sports, gymnastics or dance programs.
Children who do Fit Kids, are able to get so much more out of their other extra-murals, because they understand their bodies better, and are consistently building the strength, coordination and confidence to really make the most of the skills their other coaches are teaching them.
Don’t just take our word for it
‘Fit Kids has 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.’ – Gina, mom of James
‘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.’ – Karen, pre-school owner
The highlight of Nate’s week is FitKids on a Tuesday. I am always impressed by the coach’s ability to lovingly inspire a group of busy pre schoolers, and get them to do difficult things while keeping them enthusiastic. Thank you! – Cara, mom of Nate
Find out more
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Follow this link to sign your child up for classes at your school.
Arrange a demo
If Fit Kids isn’t on offer at your school yet, get in touch via email to arrange a free demo class.