Personal training isn’t just for adults. In recent years there has been a growing recognition and demand for children (or young adults) to have personal training.
“The latest figures, for 2015/16, show that 19.8% of children in Year 6 (aged 10-11) were obese and a further 14.3% were overweight. Of children in Reception (aged 4-5), 9.3% were obese and another 12.8% were overweight. This means a third of 10-11 year olds and over a fifth of 4-5 year olds were overweight or obese.” (www.noo.org.uk)
Those are some concerning statistics. But it isn’t just overweight children that can benefit from personal training.
Why choose personal training for your child?
Increase activity levels to improve fitness, health and wellbeing
Get child away from a computer screen for an hour or 2 a week
Sports specific focus for aspiring young athlete
Raise awareness for healthy eating
Gives child a different voice to listen to other than parents telling them what to do
Helping to improve strength, dexterity, balance and control
Specific help for children with a disability
Examples of children I’ve worked with
I worked with 2 16 year old lads to help them improve speed, strength and endurance in order to secure professional football contracts. Easah Suliman signed with Aston Villa. He also captained England U16s.
I ran a strength and conditioning group at KEHS for girls who played any sport at county level or higher.
Online coaching for 15 year old rugby player. Following an initial assessment and consultation, I provide strength and conditioning fitness programmes for him to follow, with regular check ins for progress reports.
Children with disabilities
Asperger’s – I worked with a young lad with Asperger’s in order to help him introduce exercise into his lifestyle. The result was a love for football that culminated in him joining a local team and no longer needing my help.
Dyspraxia – I’ve worked with 2 seperate young clients with dyspraxia. Both have been highly successful. The first was a 5 year old who’s parents were told he was unlikely to ever walk unassisted. After 5 weeks his mother sent me a photo of him standing unassisted.
Here is a text from the parent of the other young man;