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New childrens' circuit training fitness class - Good idea ir Bad idea??

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Rome3012 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:11:48

I am thinking about setting up a children’s gym class. I am a qualified personal trainer (adults not children). I will need to get the children’s qualification if I go ahead with it.

I was thinking of 3 different one hour sessions for 3 different age groups 6-9, 10-12 and 13-16.

For the younger ones it will be mainly games based. I want it to be circuit training/structured class based with some real education and physical benefit for the children.

Also, any opinions on whether teenagers are likely to be willing to do it would be much appreciated.

I was going to charge £5 a week or £40 for 10 weeks. Using a local village hall as the location.

I have two young children myself and know how hard it is to make sure they are fit and healthy.

Any opinions for or against will be really welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Hhakuna Wed 07-Feb-18 19:25:03

my dc are older now but especially when they were in preteens/teens they would of loved something like this, they didnt like competitive sports as much and most gym classes required you to be 16+. I think it sounds like a great idea

TheCarrotDiet Wed 07-Feb-18 22:08:44

We'd love it - I hope you live near me smile

AlexanderHamilton Wed 07-Feb-18 22:27:48

I think it would appeal to children like my dd who dances seriously to build stamina & general fitness.

Rome3012 Thu 08-Feb-18 15:53:49

Thanks for the responses. I’m not sure if the age bands are too wide. Can a six year old do the same activities as a 9 year old?

Thanks v much.


Aftershock15 Thu 08-Feb-18 16:04:47

This summer my dc joined an adults circuit class - it was very small, very local and usually dh went as well. They were 12 & 15/16 so I would say it’s a great idea and would be popular.

I think the gap from 6 to 9 is quite large - more in terms of concentration/ behaviour expectations, whereas 13-16 is quite a small gap. Maybe offer flexibility based on children’s abilities, but try to avoid being out in the position where someone insists their 7 year old joins a 14 year old sibling.

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