Fitness is my passion!
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Ok, so I haven't been on here for awhile and I must confess I have been slacking! I keep having something I want/need to get off my chest but then I get sidetracked to go and hang out washing or something mumsy/wife type or another. It seems my mind is completely packed to the brim with a roloadex of 'To Do's' and has me getting even scattier (is that a word) than ever before (I literally never thought I could get any worse!) but I think it comes with starting a business and running a busy home. No scratch that, I am always moving, I have just added to my already full plate. My bad! LOL! I'm not complaining because during my crazy push to be crowned Mumpreneur of the Year, in between chores and promoting what I do on social media, teaching my adult and family fitness classes, going live at events and spending time with my family and friends, I have noticed a few things about the types of people up for exercising with their kid. Somehow it seems to have hit me like a train with me sprawled across the tracks. I wasn't ready for it. Everything I do I really put my all into and I can say I honestly adore it. Family fitness is not a new concept but some think it is and even treat it like it has just fallen from the sky like Chicken Licken! Do we all love our children? The answer is yes, I'm sure but why do some get up and burn calories by playing with their child/pushing a buggy/babywearing whilst dancing and not just watch? Is it a question of class? Is money a factor? But does exercising with your child have to be paid for or can you do it for free with abit of research (YouTube) or playing a game or two? Is it lack of self motivation? Is it a mentality thing? Environment? Afraid of change/something new? Stepping out of the comfort zone? Lack of knowledge? Don't care to bond? Someone said it takes 21 days for somebody to do something daily before it becomes habit. I think this is do-able with fitness as the results can be pretty quick if you work at it. I mean a child can be like a PT with all that running you ragged burning off all that young persons energy. All it needs is structure, so like instead of running after them and getting upset by the inconvenience, make it a game, run after them, catch them and then pick them up and swing them. Now it's sounding like bootcamp shuttle runs with kettlebell swings. Or go to the park and use the play area when they are using it. Monkey bars, pushing the roundabout, pushing them on the swings, tricep dips/press ups on the bench, races, hop, skip and jump around the play area. Think outside the proverbial box. Play areas are accessible to all and green spaces are full of them. So now I've cleared up the HOW, the WHY still remains unanswered. This is a question you should put to yourself. Why don't I do an activity with my child that could help us both be healthy? Answer the questions above and see what you come up with. Barriers in life are there to be broken down and stomped on like a step class. Let the CLASS reference be about a type of class you won't attend because it's pants and less about the CLASS structure you fall into.