Oxygen’s Doin’ It for the Kids

There’s been a host of new and exciting things happening at Oxygen lately.  A new batch of Boot Campers will graduate this week, a new shipment of BOSU’s has arrived and a fierce new rivalry has developed with the introduction of a State of Origin type concept “Town of Residence”.

Wednesday’s Interval Run session was changed to coincide with the footy and we had the Kiama Blues versus The Rest of the World Fluros.  The two teams battled it out with some big hits (considering it was touch football), dazzling footwork, try saving plays and questionable refereeing.  Great fun was had by all and there is talk of a re-match to coincide with State of Origin Game II.

Aside from our new foot-balling fetish, two other exciting new projects have been the introduction of 9:30am group sessions and an upcoming Fit Kids Camp in the July School Holidays.

The 9:30am sessions are strength on Tuesdays, Boxing on Wednesdays and Core on Thursdays.  All 9:30am classes go for 45 mins and due to the shorter duration, the intensity levels have gone through the roof (if we had one).  We hope to build numbers a little more for these classes and eventually run them on Mondays and Fridays as well.  Just a reminder these classes are “child friendly” but our primary duty is exercise instruction so please bear in mind we will try to keep them entertained but they are still the parent’s responsibility.

Ashley and her Mummy

Due to the number of enquiries we have had this year about kid’s fitness, we have done our research and decided to launch our first Oxygen ‘Fit Kids Camp’.  Held during the second week of the July holidays, the Camp will have options of 1 day, 2 days or 3 days and will run for 2 hours each day.  They are intended for kids aged 6-11 and will involve games, obstacle courses and tons of fun.  For more information and to register your child, look out for our new kids fitness website next week.

Fit Kids Camp

We expect places to fill up fast so register your kids and secure their spot.  The sessions will be run by Trainers that are Cert IV and First Aid qualified and I will personally be completing my Level 1 certification as a Youth Fitness Specialist from the International Youth Conditioning Association.  We’ve decided it’s time to tackle this childhood obesity problem head on.

On the topic of kid’s fitness and activity, we were interviewed recently about the P.O.W Camp we are running for Kiama High School’s Year 10 Rec Program. The P.O.W Camp (which stands for Powerful Outdoor Workouts) is an 8 week program on Group Fitness. Students have been split up into four different “Tribes” and compete each week in activities such as Resistance Training, Boxing, Obstacle Courses and Fitness Games. With individual and team fitness challenges at each session, students earn points for their Tribe and in 8 weeks time a Winning Tribe and Ultimate Survivor will be awarded. Check out the Independent article here:  http://tinyurl.com/3ymxvhe

Year 10 P.O.W Camp

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