Why you and your Children should step away from the TV and exercise instead!

Ok, we are all guilty of watching the x-factor on a Saturday night (can you believe it was on for 2 1/2 hours on Saturday??!!) but did you know that every hour we spend watching TV shortens our lifespan by 21.8 minutes!!! 

Researchers at the University of Queensland say that all that sitting down increases your risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes – not good!

I’m not saying don’t watch TV because I know your kids would hate me but why don’t you make TV watching a bit more active by playing TV bingo?

Whatever the show, choose words that will prompt you to get up of the coach. Watching X-factor? Every time you hear ‘Fun’ or ‘sing’ or ‘rubbish’ get on your feet and do a jump.

Or why not do five sit ups every time someone looks at the floor after they have been told by Gary Barlow that they were rubbish?

Who said watching TV couldn’t be fun as well as active?

What has your Kid’s Fitness Trainer, Lucy Miller been up to?

Running 13.2 miles that’s what!

I applied for the Royal Parks Half Marathon (http://royalparkshalf.com/) back in May – you know one of those things you think sounds like a wicked idea at the time!

It was actually good fun – I did Run To The Beat just two weeks before so I knew my legs could handle it. The problem is I went out far too fast and blew up at mile 9! My legs just didn’t want to go any further. I didn’t give it though. I just walked 50 steps, and ran to the next mile mark, telling myself that every mile I could have a 5–step breather.

That’s the thing with exercise – everyone session and every race is different, you just have to listen to your body and go with it. Sometimes you just can’t push as you hard as you would like to.

I finished three minutes slower than Run To The Beat but felt I gave it everything. My next goal is to beat that 1 hour 40, in another half marathon every next year – goals are so important in life because they keep you focused and motivated.

Now its time for a hot bath and a chill on the sofa – my work today is done!

I can’t wait to see what talents your children have. As I said everyone person is different, which is why I love working with children and helping them make the most of themselves and give them confidence to run their first race, get on the stage for their school dance or be an important team member in that team game. Exercise is fun and should be a way of life. The fitter and healthier you are, the more you can take part in races like I have today. Its so great to sit down on a Sunday afternoon and feel that I have achevived something and had fun doing it! If you want something in life – there is never a good enough reason not to go and get it!

Happy Sunday!

Time for a rest!

Why send your children to my Kids Fitness class?


Children get enough exercise just being children, surely? Well, sadly no they don’t. Childhood obesity is on the rise and many children do not achieve the minimum recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate physical activity per day every day.

As an adult, we all know about the risks of being inactive (increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, overweight, diabetes ) and these risks may seem so far away for our children. But physical activity in children is about building good foundations which will reduce the chances of these issues ever occurring and making exercise a habit that will see our children through the rest of their happy and hopefully health lives. It’s up to us to get our children moving and make it fun – so sign up today!

email me at miller82uk@yahoo.co.uk to book your child on my next course starting on the 13th November. I hope to see you there!

Childrens Fitness Classes are coming!

My next set of Children’s Fitness Classes will be starting on 13th November at 10:30 at:

Combe Bank School
Combe Bank Drive
Sundridge
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN14 6AE

Come on guys. Let’s get kids fit and have fun doing it.

The classes last for one hour and will in-corporate skipping, team work, games, individual moves, balance and co-ordination skills, circuits and lots and lots of fun! Sign up now by emailing me at miller82uk@yahoo.co.uk. Spaces are running out – I can’t believe how many people have signed up already. whoop!

How to keep your children active this autumn….

The darker nights might be upon us but that’s no reason to stop moving!!

Why not have a dance party? Crank the music and get your kids to show you their stuff – you can join in too – there is nothing more fun than a good old boogie! Try it – you will walk away with a huge smile on you face, I promise!!

So why should you encourage your child to be active?

Easy! Here are a few reasons for you:

  • Exercise causes the brain to release chemicals called endorphins, which naturally make us feel happy and healthy.
  • Children with active lifestyles tend to excel in sports.
  • Physically active kids tend to be academically motivated, alert, and successful.
  • Healthy children have high self-esteem.