Kids across western Sydney are being encouraged to sign-up for a free, healthy lifestyle program, focused on making physical activity fun – with trampolining!
Spaces are now open for Go4Fun’s Term 3 program, which includes trampoline classes in Northmead.
Go4Fun, designed for children aged seven to 13, aims to help kids become fitter, healthier and happier through a range of activities including games, quizzes and a supermarket tour.
Western Sydney Local Health District’s Centre for Population Health deputy director Christine Newman said more than 1000 families had participated in the program since its launch in 2011.
“This program is really helping kids, and their parents, to make healthier choices,” she said.
“According to health data, in 2015, one in five children were overweight or obese and most children weren’t active enough – only 29 per cent were meeting physical activity guidelines.
“Go4Fun is great because kids get the chance to meet new friends, play games that get their heart rate up and learn tips for a healthy life; and we’ve seen some great results – many kids have seen their self-esteem and fitness soar.
“It’s so important for children to develop healthy habits early in life as these habits can stay with them into adulthood.”
Ten-year-old Jai Satuala participated in the Go4Fun program at Ultimate Trampolining in Northmead last term.
“I’ve been working really hard at my goals and making lots of changes at home,” he said. “I’ve got the whole family involved, including my two sisters.”
Jai’s mum Julie Satuala said she signed her son up for Go4Fun as she was worried about his eating habits.
“I was working full-time, and lost track of what he was eating; I wanted to do something about it,” she said.
“The best part of the program was the way they teach and encourage the kids; they gave Jai so much confidence and I’ve noticed a huge change in his attitude – he’s happier and he sleeps better. I’m glad I took the step [and signed up to Go4Fun]; it’s been a huge eye-opener.”
Term 3 Go4Fun will run over the 10-week school term. Sessions are held once a week outside school hours. The program will run at locations across Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills.
To book or for more information, call Go4Fun on 1800 280 900 or visit www.go4fun.com.au