Kidz on the Move aims to get Cape Town children active. The programme covers all aspects of fitness and is perfectly suited for children who need to get fit or stay fit whilst having fun, making friends and building confidence. Kidz on the Move is an evidence-based programme coordinated by a team of specialists in children’s physical activity, including bio- and kinderkineticists. During the group classes, kids have an opportunity to participate in age-appropriate activities that help improve their gross motor skills, coordination, strength and fitness. Individual sessions are also available as an option.
|Age||Time||Days of the week||How long?|
|4-6years||3pm – 4pm||Mon – thur||45 min|
|5-11years||4pm – 5pm||Mon – thur||1 hour|
|12-15years (fit for gym)||3pm – 4pm||Mon – thur||1 hour|
Kidz on the Move Holiday Clubs
These are run regularly throughout the year, over 4 mornings during the school holidays for kids 4-12 years old. These fun mornings are great for helping kids stay active during the holidays!
9am-12pm, Monday – Thursday on the following dates:
If your child is between the ages of 12-15 years, and is keen to get fitter and stronger, then Fit4Gym is the programme for them! Fit4Gym group sessions will provide a safe and fun environment to help your child develop the skills and confidence to be able to train independently, once they are old enough and feel ready to join the SSISA Fitness Centre. This evidence-based programme is co-ordinated by a team of specialists in children’s physical activity, including bio- and kinderkineticists.
4-5pm, Monday – Thursday
Would you like to know where your child stands in terms of physical development and movement? We are now offering scientifically-based assessments for children 4-10 years of age. This assessment includes a comprehensive test of gross motor skills; height, weight and waist circumference; and tests of fitness, strength and balance. The assessment includes a printed report, suggestions of activities to do at home, plus a 30-minute feedback session with a parent/s. Assessments for older children can be arranged on request.
Fitness Centre readiness assessment
Our policy is that individuals training unsupervised in the SSISA Fitness Centre need to be 15 years and older. However, if they are are younger than 15 and would like to train in the Fitness Centre, they first need to undergo a readiness assessment. If the results of this assessment show that they are able to train independently, then they are good to go. If not, why not sign them up for Fit4Gym, which is designed to help them develop the skills and confidence to get them to this point?
This is similar to the 1-on-1 assessment done at SSISA, but instead is done in groups of ±20 children, 4-10 years old. The assessment is done at another venue, e.g. your school, and each child will receive an individual, printed report of their results.
Depending on the needs of your school, we can send a specialist in children’s physical activity come and speak to parents, teachers or even learners about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. The talk would be tailored to the audience and the time available, e.g. parent meeting, Life Orientation lesson, or slot in a staff training workshop.
We are able to offer training for preschool and Grade R teachers in activities for 3-6 year olds that help to get kids moving with purpose. The training would take place once per term, for ±4 hours per session, and can take place at a school or another available venue.
For more information about any of our programmes and services, email firstname.lastname@example.org