Families Go4Fun to improve fitness

CHILDREN and their families have the chance to develop healthy habits, boost their fitness and most of all have fun at a free, 10-week, after-school program returning next month.

Rana Khedi did the Go4Fun program with her four eldest children at Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre in term 4 and cannot recommend the program highly enough.
She said that apart from learning to swim and developing fitness, her children John, 12, Clarita, 11, and twins Guadalupe and Charbel, 7, now understand why junk food is not kept in the house.
“They understand the difference between foods you can eat everyday, sometimes foods and rare treat foods plus always opting for water if you’re thirsty,” she said.
“They’ve also learnt to read food labelling to see how much fat, sugar and salt a product contains; one of them grabbed a packet of rice bubbles in the supermarket the other day but put them back in favour of weetbix after reading the high sugar content level.
“For after school snacks, we now only have non-fat jelly and sugar-free crackers and we have also increased our exercise from weekly karate and basketball to jumping on the trampoline at home and riding bikes in the park three times a week.”
Rana said that at the end of the 10 weeks, the children received a certificate and a toy which was exciting for them.
“I thoroughly recommend the program to others; we got a lot out of it and my children loved the trained health professionals who were very kind,” she said.
Go4Fun will start at Lakemba Australian National Sports Club on Tuesdays, 4-5pm, from February 6, and Bankstown PCYC on Wednesdays, 4-6pm, from February 7.
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