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These days more and more kids seem to be motivated sitting indoors staring blankly at their computer screens, watching television or playing computer games,\n instead of being active outdoors. This is not pointing the finger at every single child, but us as adults really need to take control to motivate and\n inspire the young ones to get back into being active, being out in nature and simply just moving more.

\n

And autumn is the perfect time to do so!

\n

I personally believe that exercise should be fun, for both the mind and the body. And by keeping it enjoyable and not too serious, we form a positive relationship\n with exercise; therefore being more inclined to keep it up.

\n

As soon as exercise loses that fun appeal, we tend to get bored with it and don’t want to do it anymore. That’s just human nature. So as well as keeping\n ourselves keen, we need to make exercise a positive and fun experience for the younger generation too. We need to inspire them to create a healthier,\n more active lifestyle that becomes a natural pattern, so they are able to intertwine it into their everyday life and make it a routine that they can\n carry on throughout their lifetime.

\n

There are many ways in which we can motivate kids to become more active these days and we have so many fun and interesting activities around the Noosa\n area to choose from. We are a little spoilt for choice around here!\n
\n
Below are just a few ideas to get the juniors jumping around:

\n

Beach

\n

Noosa is renowned for it’s amazing calm, beautiful and safe beaches. If your child has yet to give surfing a go, spend some time wave gazing and see if\n it makes them want to wax up a board and get out in the waves! There are numerous surf schools and surfboard hire places to choose from. Why not get\n the whole family into it for the perfect family weekend activity!

\n

Sports

\n

There are so many options for boys and girls when it comes to sport: all the ‘footballs’ including AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer; even Touch Footy;\n Cricket, Rowing; Baseball; Gymnastics; Martial Arts - the options are endless. A lot of sporting clubs even allow kids to have trial days so they can\n ‘try before you buy’ to see if your littlie is actually keen to pursue that chosen sport. If they’re not into team sports, try Swimming; Athletics;\n Horse Riding;or another solo activity that still has fitness, skill and competition.

\n

Fitness

\n

If you are after a more specific form of exercise regime for your child, contact local gyms or fitness centres to see what they have on offer for kids.\n I teach weekly kids fitness classes at E Fitness in Cooroy, mixing the classes up each session to keep it fun, interactive and exciting. The exercises\n in these classes include circuits, kickboxing, Pilates, Metafit, cycling, running a muck (this exercise happens naturally!) and I always end each class\n with at least five minutes of meditation – as I believe relaxation is extremely important for kids too.

\n

I am currently involved in the Active Teens Program which is being run by the Noosa Council and funded by the State Government. It’s an awesome initiative\n and great to see so many local organisations being involved in keeping our local teens active. The activities range from fitness classes, stand up\n paddle boarding, cycling, boxing, yoga. I really hope heaps of teens make use of this awesome program.

\n

\n
To book your teens into any of the ‘Active Teens’ Program with Erin, email the above contact. Or check out the council website for more sessions on\n offer.\n
So if you feel as if you may be fighting an indoor, uphill battle with your kids being sucked in to the technological realm of slight laziness, you\n can stop it. Be the leader, take control, motivate and inspire your kids to get out and be active. Even taking the dog for a walk is a perfect start.\n
\n

\n

The Autumn Foursome

\n

Try these foursome exercise combinations to have you jumping out of your skin this season!

\n

I have designed these simple exercise progressions to be easily performed along the Noosa River, in the nice fresh autumn air.

\n

4 exercise progressions

\n

4 exercises in each round

\n

4 simple ‘pieces of equipment’ found along the river

\n

Complete each round 4 times through

\n

“EQUIPMENT”\n
* Footpath

\n

*Wall or Tree

\n

*Bench\n
*Grass Area\n

\n

#1

\n

(footpath)

\n

*10 second moving sprint

\n

*10 moving squat jumps

\n

*10 seconds travelling plank

\n

*10 alternate walking lunges

\n

repeat x 4

\n

#2

\n

(wall or tree)\n
* 45 second wall sit\n
* 20 wall pushups\n
* 12 plank ‘high fives’ tapping wall\n
* 10 deep squats with jump/tap onto wall\n
repeat x 4

\n

#3

\n

(bench)

\n

*20 alternate step ups\n
* 10 pushups – hands on bench\n
* 20 alternate tap backs from bench\n
* 45 second plank – feet on bench\n
repeat x 4

\n

#4

\n

(grass area)

\n

* 30 second alternate side shuffle (low)\n
* 10 alternate hand to elbow plank\n
* 20 walking squats\n
* 4 whole length sprints – jog back

\n

repeat x 4

\n

Get outside, have fun, be fit!

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Get Your Kids Active

Get your kids off the screens and into the outdoors to boost their body and brain.

These days more and more kids seem to be motivated sitting indoors staring blankly at their computer screens, watching television or playing computer games, instead of being active outdoors. This is not pointing the finger at every single child, but us as adults really need to take control to motivate and inspire the young ones to get back into being active, being out in nature and simply just moving more.

And autumn is the perfect time to do so!

I personally believe that exercise should be fun, for both the mind and the body. And by keeping it enjoyable and not too serious, we form a positive relationship with exercise; therefore being more inclined to keep it up.

As soon as exercise loses that fun appeal, we tend to get bored with it and don’t want to do it anymore. That’s just human nature. So as well as keeping ourselves keen, we need to make exercise a positive and fun experience for the younger generation too. We need to inspire them to create a healthier, more active lifestyle that becomes a natural pattern, so they are able to intertwine it into their everyday life and make it a routine that they can carry on throughout their lifetime.

There are many ways in which we can motivate kids to become more active these days and we have so many fun and interesting activities around the Noosa area to choose from. We are a little spoilt for choice around here!

Below are just a few ideas to get the juniors jumping around:

Beach

Noosa is renowned for it’s amazing calm, beautiful and safe beaches. If your child has yet to give surfing a go, spend some time wave gazing and see if it makes them want to wax up a board and get out in the waves! There are numerous surf schools and surfboard hire places to choose from. Why not get the whole family into it for the perfect family weekend activity!

Sports

There are so many options for boys and girls when it comes to sport: all the ‘footballs’ including AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer; even Touch Footy; Cricket, Rowing; Baseball; Gymnastics; Martial Arts - the options are endless. A lot of sporting clubs even allow kids to have trial days so they can ‘try before you buy’ to see if your littlie is actually keen to pursue that chosen sport. If they’re not into team sports, try Swimming; Athletics; Horse Riding;or another solo activity that still has fitness, skill and competition.

Fitness

If you are after a more specific form of exercise regime for your child, contact local gyms or fitness centres to see what they have on offer for kids. I teach weekly kids fitness classes at E Fitness in Cooroy, mixing the classes up each session to keep it fun, interactive and exciting. The exercises in these classes include circuits, kickboxing, Pilates, Metafit, cycling, running a muck (this exercise happens naturally!) and I always end each class with at least five minutes of meditation – as I believe relaxation is extremely important for kids too.

I am currently involved in the Active Teens Program which is being run by the Noosa Council and funded by the State Government. It’s an awesome initiative and great to see so many local organisations being involved in keeping our local teens active. The activities range from fitness classes, stand up paddle boarding, cycling, boxing, yoga. I really hope heaps of teens make use of this awesome program.


To book your teens into any of the ‘Active Teens’ Program with Erin, email the above contact. Or check out the council website for more sessions on offer.
So if you feel as if you may be fighting an indoor, uphill battle with your kids being sucked in to the technological realm of slight laziness, you can stop it. Be the leader, take control, motivate and inspire your kids to get out and be active. Even taking the dog for a walk is a perfect start.

The Autumn Foursome

Try these foursome exercise combinations to have you jumping out of your skin this season!

I have designed these simple exercise progressions to be easily performed along the Noosa River, in the nice fresh autumn air.

4 exercise progressions

4 exercises in each round

4 simple ‘pieces of equipment’ found along the river

Complete each round 4 times through

“EQUIPMENT”
* Footpath

*Wall or Tree

*Bench
*Grass Area

#1

(footpath)

*10 second moving sprint

*10 moving squat jumps

*10 seconds travelling plank

*10 alternate walking lunges

repeat x 4

#2

(wall or tree)
* 45 second wall sit
* 20 wall pushups
* 12 plank ‘high fives’ tapping wall
* 10 deep squats with jump/tap onto wall
repeat x 4

#3

(bench)

*20 alternate step ups
* 10 pushups – hands on bench
* 20 alternate tap backs from bench
* 45 second plank – feet on bench
repeat x 4

#4

(grass area)

* 30 second alternate side shuffle (low)
* 10 alternate hand to elbow plank
* 20 walking squats
* 4 whole length sprints – jog back

repeat x 4

Get outside, have fun, be fit!

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