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Mini Fit

Mini FitWhat is MINI FIT?

MINI FIT is a fun and energetic 10 week programme.  Introducing children to the world of sport and fitness.  Increasing flexibility, strength, endurance and confidence.

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) offers these activity guidelines for infants, todlers and preschoolers:

 

Age Minimum Daily Activity Comments
Infant No specific requirement Physical activity should encourage motor development
Toddler 1 1/2 Hours 30 minutes planned physical activity and 60 minutes unstructured physical play (free play)
Pre-school 2 Hours 60 minutes planned physical activity and 60 minutes unstructured physical play (free play)

 

 

Benefits

  • MINI FIT increases balance, strength, endurance, body managemewnt and confidence
  • MINI FIT enhances co-ordination
  • MINI FIT releases energy not only physically but also mentally, challenging the mind which improves concentration, motivation, learning and well being
  • MINI FIT supports muscle and bone development
  • MINI FIT children also learn social skills as the co-operate and show consideration for each other
  • Children who are physically fit sleep better

 

 

What to expect

MINI FIT is designed for children aged between 2 and 5

MINI FIT classes last around 45 minutes

MINI FIT classes have 5 stages:

  1. Free play - export the sporting equipment at the child's decision
  2. Warm up - Raising the heart rate ready for physical fitness
  3. Circle time - using different props such as ribbon wands, Pom Poms, bean bags and much more
  4. Skilled activity - learning skills such as throwing, catching, batting and dribbling (a football) for example
  5. Cool down - Bringing the heart rate back down to a normal level

Each week we will finish the class with a small presentation, where the MINI FIT trophy will be presented to a child.  (Over the 10 weeks, each child will win the trophy)

Refreshments will be available throughout the class