Introducing kids to circuit training can be a fun way to get children involved in physical fitness and put them on the path to a lifelong enjoyment of exercise. But what if we take it even further and empower little members to start making healthier food choices? Little Circuit
Factory, the newest venture to be introduced by The Circuit Factory, is doing exactly that with its brand-new fun fitness programme designed for kids aged seven to fourteen.
Through a combination of food education and circuit training, Little Circuit Factory is encouraging children to participate in a full workout, all while learning a whole lot about the best kind of fuel for their bodies.
Centred on the premise that you can’t out-train a bad diet, the team behind Little Circuit Factory recently went into Dubai’s schools and homes to find out why so many children in the region are overweight. They found that snack boxes and school canteens are often filled with high convenience, low quality food, but, across the board, educators and parents are yearning for a positive change and a solution.
Hamad Parnian, a trainer at Little Circuit Factory, says: “If you don’t provide your body with the right fuel, you won’t be able to perform. Just put diesel fuel in a petrol engine and see what happens. This is even more important for children because their bodies are still developing. Get them hooked on the wrong thing now, and it will be much harder for them to shake off bad habits later.”
A typical class takes one hour and incorporates a food talk, some warm-ups and coordination games. The drills and circuits keep the kids motivated, as they keep changing up every five minutes. A cool down and stretch off at the end of the session ensures children leave the class feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
It’s this positive influence that inspires each class. “Teach them what real food is and give them a fun hour of exercise,” advises Parnian. “They learn to work in teams, begin to understand what constitutes good form and they raise their overall fitness levels. Could there be a greater gift you could give your child?”
Dhs70 per class, Dhs1,650 per term. Mon and Wed 5pm, Fri and Sat 9am. The Little Circuit Factory, Arcadia Preparatory School, JVT, www.circuitfactory.ae/little.