STUDENTS at St James’ Anglican School are learning how to live healthier lives from an early age.
Kerryn Tomazin and Heidi Conner of Live2BFit have been conducting the pilot program at the Alkimos school.
The program focuses on issues such as increasing childhood fitness and instilling lifelong healthy habits for the future.
“Teaming up late last year, we decided to combine our skills and joint vision for a one-stop fitness company delivering group classes and fitness programs to suit children and youths in schools,” Ms Tomazin said.
“We set about structuring fun and functional tailored training programs for schools that would help achieve a sustainable fitness model for children, foster healthy habits at grass roots level and promote weight loss goals where applicable as quickly as possible.
“Our programs are matched to the curriculum for the ease of schools and we are able to demonstrate impact through comprehensive reports in a short space of time.
“We also promote transferable skills such as mental resilience for children to apply to other areas of life.”
Ms Tomazin said the program catered for all age ranges and abilities including those with medical needs.
“Considering the current obesity agenda and the need to reduce screen time we feel our programs are able to benefit many children in WA and Australia-wide,” she said.
“We are also developing supplementary programs to run out of school hours, in vacation care and in school holidays to support parents.”
They now plan to hold a series of free pop-up events and “taster sessions” for schools around Perth to get children and their parents active.
Live2BFit is hosting a free pop-up fitness class for children and adults from 9am on June 4 at St James’ Anglican School.
Bring your own water and towel or mat, with free coffee and treats to follow.
Book at live2bfit.ptminder.com.