For the past few weeks our 7 & 5 year old daughters have been going to Kids Yoga and acrobatics at LabFitness.
We had no idea what to expect but it was supposed to be all about building their confidence and increasing their flexibility so we liked the sound of that and signed them up.
The first day I brought them to the class and left them with a very excited Laura & Vanessa and headed off for an hour (its best if they can do it without their parents watching, it gives them a bit more freedom!)
When I came back, I had two very happy and very excited little girls waiting for me. They told me about how they made shapes and movements like ‘crocodiles, dogs, snakes’ and how they ‘hopped like a frog’ alongside Laura and Vanessa.
As the weeks went by they enjoyed it more and more and came out each time flushed and full of excitement about what they had been doing.
During the classes they have been jumping through hoops (literally), stretching, bending, jumping and doing all sorts of exercises – which to them is not exercise at all – its simply ‘fun’.
They go back next week and are looking forward to it. It has been great for them and we highly recommend it.
There are classes for 3-5, 6-8 and 9-13 years too. So something for each age group. Its a great way to encourage activity without making it boring.