ACTIVE KIDS PROGRAM
In 2017-18, one quarter (24.9%) of children aged 2 to 17 years were overweight or obese. 16.7% were overweight and 8.2% were obese. (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Furthermore, the rate of overweight children in this same age group has increased from 10.2% (1985) to 20.6% (2014). That's more than double in just under 30 years!
Trinh and I have 2 young boys and the moment my eldest son Brian was born, I dedicated myself to creating fitness programs for kids of various ages from 8 years old to 16 years old and of different activity levels, due to these alarming statistics.
Our program use a combination of interactive games, fun challenges and a variety of sports with the following desired outcomes:
- Increase all aspects of fitness eg. coordination, balance, speed
- Increase confidence and self-esteem
- Improve discipline
- Burn excess energy
- Improve posture
- Improve mental health eg. focus, motivation in school and cognition
- Increase social skills
“Holsworthy Defence Family Group and I had the pleasure of working alongside Jonathan from DIYPT to bring the Boxing Academy for Teenagers Program to the kids in our local community. It was a great success all round.
The kids rocked up each week on time and happily eager to start.
Jonathan was able to build a rapport with each person attending which I believe helped in the success of the program.
In my own children alone, I saw improved social interactions as well as better self confidence and physical improvement.
We would happily run this program again with DIYPT and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested.
You have nothing to lose and so much to gain”.
Kylie Booski, President - Holsworthy Defence Family Group
“Jonathan’s Fitness for Kids program is a perfect fit for our school sports day because it is very different to the other sports that we offer. It fills in the gap of having a sport that explores other aspects of fitness like balance and strength that our other sports don’t cover.
He encourages all students of all physical fitness levels and capabilities to give all the different fitness games and drills a go, even if they don’t do it for the entire length of time, at least they tried it.
Jonathan has been running his program with us since January 2021. Before that he was with our Senior College in Casula for 3 years.
He is the ultimate professional. He knows how to work with teenagers of all ages and get the best out of them”.
Jovan Miladinovic, All Saints Catholic College
“The DIYPT Fitness for Kids program has been a success going by what I’ve personally experienced as well as the positive feedback I’ve received from the supervising Teachers and students.
The Trainers make it as fun as possible and keep it highly engaging. They encourage all students of all physical fitness levels and capabilities to give all the different fitness games and drills a go.
The Trainers are the ultimate professionals. They know how to work with kids of all ages and get the best out of them.
I highly recommend Jonathan and his team. His program should be mandatory in all schools”.
Ivy Leabres, Mt Pritchard Public School
“ Jonathan is a fair, firm and fun boxing instructor who developed a great rapport with the students during the program.
Each session had consistency in his expectations for their boxing technique, which gave the students something to continue developing as the program went on. As well as developing their technique, Jonathan would introduce a new element to the workout each session either in the form of fun warm up game or a sparring activity to keep the students engaged and moving.
He leads by example and has no hesitation to get amongst the students and spar with them to spur them on.
Jonathan's sessions gave students of all physical fitness levels and capabilities an opportunity to get involved.
He used his time with the students at All Saints Catholic Senior College to not only get them motivated and moving but he observed the way they work with each other and challenge themselves. In the final session he celebrated the student’s achievements by awarding single students for their teamwork and technique. A small gesture that was greatly appreciated by the students.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan for any future school boxing/fitness bootcamps”.
Raelene, All Saints Catholic Senior College
How do I get my child involved?
Our Active Kids program is currently run through schools. However, if we can get a minimum of 20 kids interested then we can organize an after school program.
We accept kids from 5-16 years old.
$100 per child for the 10 week program. We are an Active Kids provider so if you apply for the $100 Active Kids voucher that your child is entitled to twice a year, then our program is essentially free. Click here to apply.
Otherwise, we do accept cash payments and bank transfers.
Our program is a non-contact program so injury is prevented.
We all have our Working with Children Certificate, qualified to train children under the age of 16 and we have Public Liability insurance.
If you want more information, contact us.