Essential Fitness Gifts For Children

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Buying a present for you or someone else’s child can be a hard (and often expensive) task these days. Instead of purchasing the latest video game, book they may already have or toy they will never use, appropriate fitness gear for a child can be a great option. It will hopefully get them active while having fun in the process and doesn’t have to cost the earth.


Trampolines vary in price depending on the size and style, so depending on which you choose and who you’re buying for it could be a good idea to make it a joint present. Mini-trampolines with a handle are cheaper and great for indoor fun while larger, outdoor versions provide more exercise but come at a higher cost.


They make for a great shared present for a family or handful of children though. The health benefits of trampolining include improved balance and coordination, cardiovascular fitness while providing plenty of excitement too.


Roller skates, blades, a skateboard or scooter are sure to get kids enthusiastic about going outside and provide plenty of exercise. Aside from a scooter, the other skates require a bit of patience and learning and it’s important the child(ren) have somewhere local they can safely use the equipment.


Whether it’s going on a family walk, travelling to school or messing about at the local park, they’re certain to get lots of use out of them. More expensive varieties are often more durable but cheaper ones should last given the proper care.

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Smaller presents such as a skipping rope or space hopper also provide many health benefits for kids. These are normally easy to find in shops and cost a lot less, making them perfect for younger kids.


If the child you’re buying for already plays a sport regularly then purchasing something related to that interest is another good idea. Be it a tennis racket, football or pair of pom-poms.


Fitness related clothing from shorts and t-shirts for sports, to outdoor wear for long hikes and bike rides are always useful for kids. Regattahas a fine range and as a gift it is likely to be greeted with thanks from child and parent as it saves them that extra shopping trip. Make sure to check the child’s size beforehand and get the next size up. Otherwise they will grow out of that expensive jacket in no time.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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