From an impact study we carried out we found that:
of children felt happier
of children felt fitter
of children felt more energetic
felt more alert in class
following taking part regularly in the Fit for Life programme at school.
Fit for Life is so important for schools because movement and health is so important for our children.
We’re facing a youth mental health crisis. Physical activity can help in all of these areas and we feel really passionately that through Fit for Life we can support a change in these trends and give our young people the best opportunity to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.
Our overarching aim with Fit for Life is to help develop ‘happy, healthy and successful humans’. We believe your children will benefit in the following way:
We know physical activity releases brain chemicals that make you feel happier. Children will get a burst of happy chemicals which will boost their mood following a Fit for Life workout (See Research section for more details.
We know physical activity improves both physical health and mental health. Children should complete an average of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per day in order to meet the Chief Medical Officers guidelines. We have designed our programme to be at the higher level of intensity to meet these guidelines. We also include muscle and bone strengthening exercises which have been highlighted in the guidelines.
“If physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to the great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat.” CMO Guidelines 2019
By taking part in Fit for Life regularly children will become fitter and stronger.
We know physical activity improves cognitive function. We also provide workouts that are designed to support personal development, such as challenging workouts that improve determination and resilience. Plus, team workouts that improve social skills and strategizing.
We have designed Fit for Life to be more than fitness. Our workouts are designed to bring about personal development. Whether that be a testing individual Tabata based workout that requires independence, determination and resilience to complete, or a team workout that requires speaking and listening, strategizing, working together and contributing positively to the team.
Fit for Life also supports the education of children understanding how to keep physically and mentally healthy.