How to Get Your Kids Engaged and Interested in Fitness:

Nowadays it can be a challenge to get kids interested in fitness. With technology and so many other distractions, there has to still be a way to keep them fit and active at a young age. In this blog post, we will talk about creative strategies to make fitness more enjoyable for your kids and how you as a parent can implement it into their daily life.

Leading by example as a parent is very important for your child to see. Children often imitate the behavior of their parents. If they see you embracing a healthy and active lifestyle, they are more likely to follow suit. Incorporate regular exercise into your routine and make it a family affair. Whether it’s a weekend hike, a family bike ride, or a simple home workout, showcasing the importance of fitness will inspire your kids.

Helping your child discover activities they enjoy will allow them to think of it as fun rather than another task they have to complete. Whether it’s swimming, basketball, soccer, or martial arts, giving them exposure to many different activities and sports will help them find something that they truly enjoy and love. Attending different sports and different classes for the many activities out there is a great way for them to explore different options and find what best interests them.

Making it fun for them is just as important as the physical benefits fitness and movement provides. If there’s no fun in it, they are not going to want to participate. Here are some ways to make it fun for your kids.Turning exercise into a game is a great way for them to not think of it as just working out. Creating obstacle courses in the house or the backyard to get them moving is a great way to keep it fun. Or Having a friendly family fitness competition will give them something to work towards and once again showing them fitness can also be fun and rewarding for you at the same time.

Being able to celebrate their achievements is very important as well. Acknowledging their sport or fitness achievements will help boost their confidence and at the same time reinforcing the positive aspects of staying active. Whether it is them completing a challenging physical task, learning a new skill, or winning a medal in their sport they compete in showing them you care about those small things makes a big difference for them long-term.

You, the parent, can be the reason why your child has these healthy habits for the rest of their life. This is an investment into their future and arguably the most important one they can make. By making exercise enjoyable, varied, and part of your family’s lifestyle. You’ll set the foundation for a healthy and active future for your children.

JCFit has two phenomenal programs for ages 5-11 and 11-16. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you raise a strong, healthy and confident kid, email for more information or book a trial class here  The younger ones meet at 11.30am on Saturdays and the older ones meet at 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12pm on Saturdays. (if you decide to join, we will take the $25 off the first membership payment).

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