I have created fun workouts that parents can do WITH their kids, all the exercises have a “mini me” version and it’s done in a fun way for both the parent and the child. Due to demand I also opened a kids only class. However as great of an idea as everyone said it was, why pay for day care when they can have fun and get exercise too, getting people has been like pulling teeth. The ones who tried it, LOVED it. But as I was at an event the other day where people can register for an assortment of activities the adults walked right past. My equipment had the kids trying to pull their parents over and at 1 time I had almost every child in the place laughing, smiling and doing exercise, but the parents went right to the tables they had planned, music, arts those types of things but they didn’t see it, even with the kids “playing”. I was ready to scream “you wonder why kids are obese?”. In 6 years when those kids are getting fatter and have NO interest in fitness they will be trying to hire me to “help fix them” when they could have been encouraging it all along.
I hope that once some people realize how much the kids actually enjoy it that more will follow. Sorry ended up more of a rant, but I don’t understand the hesitation, why wait until the are 12 and have eating disorders or Dispise fitness? Why not create a fun early learning environment?]]>