Not sure if you seen the article doing the rounds last week about the Health of Irish Children
But it made for pretty grim reading!
A recent study showed that children of 12 years old can’t run, jump, catch or even hit a ball.
Another study showed 89% of Irish children had not mastered basic movements
In the article they reckon that
“It’s a potential catastrophe for public health because the inability to perform fundamental movement skills leads to an aversion to sports and exercise later in life”
There are numerous reasons for this, some of them not within a parents control such as insurance
Due to the fear of being sued etc there are schools pulling back from lunchtime playing and running about etc which is a sad state of affairs all round but hard to know what the answer is to that
And of course another big reason is modern technology which of course gives us so many advantages but has far to much control overour lives as well!
To me that’s why it is vital for parents to push their children into sports..
If you have children I honestly think it is your duty to get them into sports of some kind, any kind
Any thing that gets them running, jumping and moving (Click here to find out if your child should do S&C?)
Any thing that has them winning and losing where you realise that sometimes you can put your heart and soul into something and still get Jack all in return
and that nobody owes you anything or will hand you anything!
What isn’t good about all those lessons they can learn as they grow up
or they can learn them the hard way as an adult when a lot of the time it can be to late for people as they have got use to things being a certain way…
When it comes to fitness you
Never Miss What You Never Had
We all get use to certain ways of living and think that something is normal
But only when you get yourself very fit can you understand what it’s like to be unfit! (Click here to find out why it’s not like this for everyone)
By growing up exercising and being fit children will see the benefits of exercise for themselves
We see this all the time in our facilities as people are blown away about how energetic they feel, how they are sleeping better and how they can walk up the street without being out of breath
Simple things for most people maybe but it’s all relative!
And the next generation will have no idea of these benefits if they are not encouraged to do so from an early age!
Think Big And Kick Ass
Our small group training is on going as always.
After this 4 week block, the next group will be starting back on the 18th of September.
That will be more than likely a busy time of year and everyone will be getting back into their Winter routine with children back to school and that so I expect it to be pretty busy
So now is the ideal time to try it out and do your Free Taster week where you get to see 2 sessions to see what it’s like
If you would like to learn to lift heavy stuff and do exercises like the Deadlift, Squat and Bench Press properly then be sure to give me a shout.
If you didn’t read that article then check it out here