My child has food allergies: what way do you approach this?

These days lots of children have food allergies or intolerances.  Before your child takes part in one of our classes or holiday camps we will send you a form you must fill out with any dietary requirements or food allergies they might have.  We strive to make sure that any intolerances are dealt with in an open manner where other children can learn about why it is that some people cannot eat certain foods.

What equipment do you use in your classes and holiday camps?

We have mini gym machines and exercise equipment for all ages that are fun to use. We use steppers, twisters, cross trainers, exercise bikes, air walkers, balance balls, skipping ropes and age appropriate weights just to name a few.

Do you only do circuit training?

No. We change the exercise routine every week in our after school club programmes which is based upon a school year’s curriculum.  In each session – while we incorporate many components of physical fitness -, we do focus our time and tailor drills on one component in particular, for example balance, strength, cardio, flexibility, agility etc… This allows us to try to improve the children’s overall fitness in stages throughout the year.

What is a typical camp day like? Do you provide lunch in your camps?

Yes lunch and snack is provided. We start our day by coming together for a juice or smoothie making nutritional session, which is followed by a gym circuit workout.  We then have a healthy snack break and after some outside play we prepare for lunch. We always provide a healthy lunch and water is at hand throughout the day.  The afternoon is filled with a special workshop featuring yoga, art, dance, cooking, theatre etc. and is always a big hit with the campers.

My kids are fussy eaters, what advice can you give?

As parents, we all want to do the very best we can for our children. By investing a little time, effort and patience we can create healthy eating habits that last a life time. Establishing good eating habits within a young family can be as simple as taking a few easy steps such as sitting down to eat with your children whenever possible and making food fun. Children who are given the opportunity to help in the kitchen tend to be less fussy in their eating habits. Eat meals without the distraction of the television and try not to give the impression that desert is the best part of the meal. When candy and sweets become the norm in a child’s diet, they are no longer a treat. In today’s snack and convenience culture, it’s very difficult to avoid the constant temptation with the advertisements, but with a little determination, you can help your child develop good eating habits and knowledge for life – and that’s worth it! Learn how to eat in season and remember three words: natural, varied and balanced!

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