Absonfitness helping Ellenbrook kids shape up


Kira Hopcroft (6), Mikayla Horton (6), Hayley Beckett (owner of absonfitness in Ellenbrook) and Chloe Horton (8). Kids fitness classes. Picture: David Baylis
Absonfitness helping Ellenbrook kids shape up
Kira Hopcroft (6), Mikayla Horton (6), Hayley Beckett (owner of absonfitness in Ellenbrook) and Chloe Horton (8). Kids fitness classes. Picture: David Baylis

AN ELLENBROOK fitness studio is trying to change the way kids exercise and encourage healthier family lifestyles.

Absonfitness has launched a new kid’s group fitness class as part of a campaign to reduce diabetes and obesity in children.

Director and head fitness trainer Hayley Beckett said the 45-minute kids classes catered to children between six and 12 and were suited to those who may not enjoy team sports or the outdoors.

The total resistance exercise classes use body weight and suspension straps to build core strength, balance and flexibility.

Ms Beckett said she had adapted the class for children to help those who were not getting enough exercise.

“Overweight children are statistically more likely to become overweight adults,” she said,

“I’m keen to find a fun and different way to encourage them to put down their devices, try something new and move more.

“I hope these fun classes will encourage families to adopt more healthy lifestyles.”

Classes are held on Wednesdays at 3pm for $10 per child. Family discounts are available.

For more information call 0437 053 355 or visit www.absonfitness.com.au.