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Childhood obesity is an epidemic. Fight back with activities kids actually enjoy
Using fun to keep kids at their physical and mental best - BradfordToday.ca
Technology has taken a toll on our kids.
They’re more sedentary than ever. Many don’t get anywhere near the minimum one hour of daily exercise physicians recommend.
According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, research consistently shows that screen use can adversely affect weight and sleep. Earlier this year, the group suggested kids have less than two hours of recreational screen time each day….
“Our kids are not getting enough physical education in school, and that’s where I developed a love for the sport, as well as a passion for physical fitness,” says Donna Katz, owner and managing director of Genesis Gymnastics. A gymnast most of her life, Katz ran a competitive and recreational gymnastics program for 13 years before opening up shop in Bradford.
New in Town: Kids get fit, conquer fears at Genesis Gymnastics
New in Town is a behind-the-scenes look at businesses and clubs in Bradford West Gwillimbury from the perspective of a person new to town. BradfordToday.ca
I walk up to the edge of the mat in my bare feet.
On the floor in front of me is a long, bouncy tumble track, essentially a rectangular trampoline, with a large pit at the opposite end filled with blue foam squares.
In a minute, I will be expected to do some kind of display of gymnastics down the track in front of a crowd.
Did I mention the last time I did gymnastics was more than 20 years ago?
“No pressure,” said Donna Katz, with a smile. She owns Genesis Gymnastics in Bradford West Gwillimbury, where I am getting a first-hand look at the business.