According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing; currently 25% of our children are overweight or obese. That is 1 in 4. In 1997 (20 years ago) this figure was 8%. Think about that for a minute. How has this figure increased so fast, and so badly.
I have a theory. Technology.
We live in a world where advance in technology is happening on a daily basis. The tech industry (as far as I am concerned) is progressing faster than the human brain can handle.
Would you agree?
Ok, think of it like this. You’re trying to operate a 2017 windows program (technology) on a 1995 IBM (your mind). How fast will it go? Pretty slow right.
Technology has enabled us the indulgence of living our lives completely from the couch. We can shop, work, communicate, watch movies all from one little phone. And with the release of Virtual Reality we can now travel. Without moving.
All of this without moving.
See my point?
But here is the really scary thing. We have generations of kids who have been born into this. Technology is all they know. Not moving is all they know. This is why we have 25% obesity rates and sadly this is only increasing. So, I have had enough of it. I am in a position, and a career where I can do something about it. I can do my bit to help this.
And this is why I offer FREE Kids Activity and Movement classes.
The younger generation will see, cope with and endure far more changes in technology than we (parents) have. And I bet that scare the living bejesus out of you? Will your kids cope? Will they have life skills? Will they turn to some form of addiction to “handle” the pressure…or run from? Will they become completely disconnected to their own body and being? Will they be hit with disease early in life?
We are incredibly passionate about fitness, health and wellbeing. And we will put our money where our mouths are and stop complaining about it and start doing something about it.
Being able to deliver our Kids Activity and Movement Classes at Perform 360, which is completely FREE (NO CHARGE) for ALL kids between the ages of 5-12; is how we can help make change.
To us, it’s a no brainer that something NEEDS to be done for kids of today. Imagine what it would be like if your child moves better, thinks clearer, communicates well, creates self-awareness, becomes more mindful, learns new skills, increases creativity, becomes more focused and has more clarity?
The world would be their oyster right?
We’re not saying this is the only method or 100% guarantee these results but it’s a step in the right direction, or a piece of the puzzle that could have alluded them.
Would you agree?
We simply want to try and help set them up mentally and physically for an awesome future that DOES involve technology but being able to cope and thrive via skill development and movement. This is the fundamental of living. It’s time to calm their young minds, free them from distractions for 45 min and have fun. Think of it as meditation is for the adult but while learning fun and engaging skills.
During the classes, they will be learning and developing skills in;
- Slackline (tightrope walking)
- Movement based training
- Hacky Sack
- Ball Skills
- Balance drills
- Team work
- and much more…
These types of activities have many scientific studies backing the benefits which was mentioned above. So, we extend this warm and sincere invitation to you but more importantly your children to join us every Wednesday at 4pm at Perform 360, located on 100 Pickering St, Enoggera. Please email interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via www.perform-360.com.au
However, Perform Three Sixty simply can’t make the impact on a big scale with kids physical and mental health alone. So I urge or even challenge other fitness business across Brisbane and Australia to do the same thing. We got into this industry as we have a deep passion and drive to make a difference….So LET’S start doing exactly this. Together, let’s help adapt the minds of precious children for what will be an interesting future.
Jason Clark – Co Founder od Perform 360