FunKidFitness FMS Ninja System
DESS children get a 15% discount.
This club is not held at DESS
The Funkidfitness programme allows children to practice essential fundamental movement skills whilst taking part in a wide range of activities such as Zumba, football, hoola hooping, hip-hop dance, boxercise, fun fitness and much much more! Funkidfitness studies and experience have always shown us that having choice and a set pathway of progression, which have points of achievement that are recognised and celebrated, are the best ways to help keep kids motivated on a long journey of self improvement.
The FMS Ninja system allows for choice of activity and provides 7 different levels for children to tackle, from 'White Wolves' to 'Black Panthers'. Successful completion at each stage is celebrated and rewarded with a coloured wristband, to show which grade a child is currently at. Children aim to collect all seven coloured wristbands to prove that they are a FMS Master! The FMS System follows the recommendations set out by the 'Long Term Athletic Development' model and focuses on the Fundamental Stage of development, in order to build a foundation upon which more complex skills can be built. In other words, Funkidfitness gives children the basic skills needed in order to have successful experiences in sport. It also help talented athletes, so that more rapid improvements can be made once they seek out professional coaching, as strong foundations are already in place.
The ages of 6-9 is where ‘the magic happens’ and it is at this age where we will be focusing initial efforts. This stage is often known as the ‘skill hungry’ phase, where children are more willing and able to learn movement skills. Agility, balance, co-ordination and speed (ABC’s) are the key areas developed here, along with running, jumping, throwing, catching, squatting, lunging, rotating etc.
FUN and ENJOYMENT always remain the main focus! It is so important that we give children these Fundamental Movement Skills as research shows that children who do not have the opportunity to develop such skills often drop out of Sport and Physical Activity later on down the line, due to lack of confidence attributed to low skill levels.