A hobby is so important for children and this is why I love doing sports and hobby photography in Horsham.
I am a true believer that all children should participate in sport and that it is an important part of their well being. We were very lucky that my daughter went to Southwater Junior Academy, Southwater, Horsham, Sussex where they have absolutely fantastic PE facilities. Their teacher is dedicated to providing the children with a wide range of sports to try plus they attend a huge amount of sporting events each year. Taking far more teams than any other school to ensure sport truly is for all.
There is nothing like participating in something you love surrounded by your mates.
If children are dealing with issues or stresses at school or home they’ll always have the support of their team mates and that is so IMPORTANT! Or if they participate in a solo sport it is a great way to relieve the stress of the day.
Sports also teach children resilience, to work hard and respect others, as well as helping them to focus.
It also helps them to keep fit, healthy and can even improve brain power.
BUT it’s also fun! And that’s the main one for children. They need to enjoy it.. the rest is just an added extra!
WOW!! I have just spent a wonderful morning with Sarah St John and her Fit Mummy work out class. ITS AMAZING!
Sharing my toys with Sarah
The first thought that went through my mind when I walked through the door was…”Wow, there are babies and children everywhere!” The second thought that went through my mind was “Where was Sarah when I had my two children, I LOVE IT!!??!”
The idea with Fit Mummy is that while you participate in the class your babies or young children get to come along too. Some are just sitting there behaving themselves looking angelic, others are next door in the attached play area, some are even climbing all over mummy (or someone else) or even being held by Sarah while she runs the class.
cuddles from Sarah while mummy works out
Today, because of the summer holidays older children were also attending and enjoying the play space or sitting with mum munching on snacks.
If you are looking to get your figure back after having children but worry about what to do with your little ones then this class is PERFECT for you. It is the most relaxed class I’ve been to as babies are everywhere but no one cares. Sometimes children need feeding or bringing back to their little mat and their toys but whatever happens no one looks at you funny or glares at you for ruining their session. Its just all good fun. Everyone is in the same situation and it is just so friendly. Surprisingly, the babies all did really well, yes some moved around but I thought it would be crazy.. it wasn’t it was lovely and really great to see mums able to return to exercise with little ones along for the ride.
I really do wish this class was around when my children were little as they hated to be left in a creche somewhere and I was always worried about what would happen if they “kicked off”. I really liked the fact that children were there and they were even used as part of the exercises, which kept them entertained too. I would always head out for a run with mum buggy but this is also a great way to meet new mums and Sarah is just lovely and so welcoming… so get yourselves along to the next session, you won’t regret it.
If you are interested in joining the Fit Mummy group Sarah can be contacted on 07939 656082. They also run classes for pregnant mums both in Crawley and Horsham. They can also be found on Facebook.
Thank you so much to the Fit Mummy Ladies for letting me come and take your photos. If you attend the Fit Mummy fitness class and would like to book a private session for your child, family, new baby etc as I thank you, you will receive three 7 x 5 inch prints as gift when you purchase one of my packages.