Functional Fitness For Kids

SK9 SPORTS are pleased to announce the opportunity to deliver Functional Fitness For Kids at Davenham Primary School.

As experienced PE teachers, our aim is to create opportunities for Children to embrace their physical capabilities and give them the confidence to make positive decisions in relation to their personal well being and health, now and into adulthood.

What does a Functional Fitness session consist of?

Functional Fitness workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a session that is broad, inclusive, general and scalable for any participant at any level.

What does this mean?

This means that, for the most part, no two workouts are the same, so kids never get bored and the novelty of each workout, it keeps them excited about participating.

The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play, pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of Paul, a PE teacher of 17 years with a passion for fitness!

When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive and general it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because the sessions do not coach them to be good at just one thing.

With workouts that are differentiated for the individual, the sessions can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress.

Yoga and meditation

The yoga & meditation part of the sessions are designed to increase range of motion, promote recovery and optimise athletic performance.

The routines are varied for better impact on the body and we don’t need any specialist equipment.
Everybody is different but getting children into good habits early and helping them move closer to their natural body movements promotes lifelong healthcare.

Gently encouraging children to be mindful and meditate can help in a number of ways:
• Enhanced focus
• Fostering compassion and self esteem
• Boosting confidence
• Building empathy & happiness