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Making fitness fun

2 de Sep de 2014
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Making fitness fun

  1. Making Fitness Fun putting the jungle back into your gym
  2. Who We Are • Tony Retrosi. ! • Atlantic Gymnastics Training Centers. NH.! • Gym Momentum. www.gymmomentum.com. Online educational resource for coaches.
  3. Who We Are • Darryl DeNomme.! • GTC Simsbury, CT! • Juice Plus Distributor! • www.Coach3d.com
  4. Is this a Problem or opportunity? • Americans are becoming less healthy.! • Americans are becoming less active.
  5. Why this matters • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.! • The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period
  6. Why This Matters • In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.! • Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.
  7. • Only one in three children are physically active every day.! • Children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen (e.g., TV, video games, computer).! • Only about one in five homes have parks within a half-mile, and about the same number have a fitness or recreation center within that distance.! • Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy products, and oils.! • Once upon a time, exercise was a normal part of every child’s life—long walks to and from school, daily physical education classes (or recess), and neighborhood games of tag and dodgeball kept young bodies healthy and strong.
  8. IS THIS A PROBLEM OR AN OPPORTUNITY?
  9. Get The Kids Up and MOVING • THE BEST EXERCISE IS THE ONE THEY WILL DO!
  10. The Answer Get The Kids Up and MOVING • We need to find what they want.! • Start where they are and work toward the ideal. ! • Small victories and improvements.! • THE BEST EXERCISE IS THE ONE THEY WILL DO!
  11. What is General Fitness? • General fitness is all to do with your mental and physical health. It can be from what sports you participate in to which foods you eat.! ! • Physical fitness is a general state of good physical health.
  12. When children play, they’re exercising – and having a great time • We can not expect kids to run on a treadmill. ! • Keep it fun. ! • Give the kids time to come up with their own rules.
  13. Warm Up Games Fast and Fun
  14. General Rules • Easy to set up and take down! • Get Kids Moving! • Encourages Participation By ALL! • Joining is easy! • VISUAL! • Safe! • FUN
  15. GAMES • Clean You Room! • Dodge Block! • Dodge Block/ Capture the Flag! • “Tony” Says ! • Animal Tag! • Fox in the Hen House
  16. Games cont. • Pirate Ship (Captains Table)! • Balloon Volleyball! • BLIND Balloon Volleyball! • Fitness Monopoly! You have different stations like in Monopoly. There are various activities to complete (could be a riddle, maybe be a active activity, maybe team building exercises). Fake Money will be given when they finish.
  17. • SPIDERS & SCORPIONS.! CHOOSE 4 CHILDREN TO BE THE SCORPIONS. THERE JOB IS TO MOVE AROUND ON ALL FOURS (BELLY FACING DOWN) TRYING TO STING AS MANY OF THE OTHER CHILDREN AS POSSIBLE. THE OTHER CHILDREN ARE SPIDERS, THEY HAVE TO MOVE AROUND ON ALL FOURS (BELLY FACING UP.) IF A ‘SPIDER’ IS STUNG IT MUST HOLD EITHER ONE ARM OR ONE FOOT UP IN THE AIR (3 POINT BALANCE) UNTIL ALL OF THE SPIDERS ARE STUNG OR TIMES RUNS OUT.! A VARIATION TO THE GAME CAN INCLUDE SPECIAL SPIDERS WHO CAN DELIVER AN ANTIDOTE AND RELEASE THE STUNG SPIDERS.! • Cross The River.! • Rocks in the River
  18. Profit Opportunities • Kids in the lobby not signed up! • Birthday Parties! • Family Fun Fitness Days! • Sunday Classes during winter
  19. LOBBY KIDS • I JUST WANTED TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE BOYS RUNNING AROUND MY LOBBY!
  20. Any complete conditioning program for gymnastics should include these movements At least it is a starting point.
  21. 7 fundamental movements Training for gymnastics conditioning consists of the following fundamental movements:! • Shoulder flexion - casting, press handstands, planche! • Shoulder extension - kipping, uprise, downswing phases of in-bar work! • Upper extremity pushing - handstand, handstand push up, rebounding during hand contact phases
  22. 7 movements continued • Upper extremity pulling - pull up, pullover, withstand the bottom of swinging skills! • Jumping and landing - tumbling, vaulting, mounts, dismounts, dance movements! • Torso and hip flexion - piking, tucking, leg lifts, forward somersault take offs, hollow body positions! • Torso and hip extension - arching, back bends, walkovers, flic flacs, most backward take offs
  23. 7 Primal Movement Patterns • Squat - movement pattern where you plant both feet on the ground, then bend your legs to lower your body! • Lunge - single leg exercise movement that requires one leg to step forward and bend while the other leg remains stationary.! • Push - exercise requires pushing external weight away from your body, or your center of mass away from the ground.! • Pull - motion is the opposite of a pushing motion, in that you are pulling a weight towards your body, or pulling your center of mass toward an object! • Bend - a movement pattern where you bend your torso by hinging your hips.! • Twist - There are two primary types of twisting, or rotational movements: (1) rotational and (2) anti-rotational.! • Gait - Walking, jogging, or sprinting is called a gait, which requires pulling, lunging, and twisting motions to propel the body forward.
  24. Your Arsenal • Balls! • Foam Blocks! • Jump Ropes! • Sliders! • Mat Shapes! • Parachutes
  25. • Beam Pads! • Hula hoops! • Climbing Ropes! • Carpet Squares! • YOUR IMAGINATION
  26. What will you need • Mind like Parachute work best when opened. Have an open mind! • Remember what it was like to be a kid! • Learn from the kids. ! • ALWAYS be a student
  27. Examples of Different Programs • GTC-! • Sterling! • Atlantic! • OTHERS??
  28. PARENT AND CHILD FAMILY FITNESS
  29. A life time of fitness starts at home • Get the parents out of your lobby and into your gym.! • Fill Those quiet times in the gym! • A happy parent is going to BRAG about their child (and your gym)
  30. Play!! • Don’t just play- Play with a purpose! • All of these have a purpose and are FUN! • The kids will do them, The parents will do them, They all enjoy BOTH the activity, the exercise and oh yeah, did I mention- IT’S FUN?!
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