Posted by Fitness FUNdamentals Galway in News.

Fitness FUNdamentals is a multidiscipline exercise programme for children designed to develop the Fundamental Movement Skills leading to long term athletic development and healthy living. In short, to promote and develop athleticism and health in children. It is designed for Children aged 5 to 12 years, who are grouped age appropriately.


Where & When: Claregalway Community Centre on Saturday mornings 9:45–11am starting April 25th, ending May 30th.

The Irish PE curriculum provides unique opportunities for children to move with ease and confidence and develop the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) of skipping, hopping, jumping, running, throwing, catching etc. It is widely accepted that children who develop these skills go onto to become better all round athletes and healthier adults.

It is counterproductive to expect a child to develop complex sports specific skills without first gaining mastery of the essential FMS. Ireland’s provision of PE is third from the bottom of 36 European countries surveyed (EU Eurydice Network) and children’s lifestyles are becoming increasingly sedentary and physically unchallenging.

How: Four 15 minute stations covering; Games (soccer, football, basketball, tag, hockey etc), Gymnastics, Athletics, Dance, Yoga and Outdoor Adventure and Activities. In addition we aim to have Health Promoting Presentations by experts from various health related professions.

6 week programme costs €40. Come along Saturday April 25th and give it a try for free without obligation. If you enjoy it you can register afterwards.

For registration, further details and updates contact Paul Kilgannon on 086 330 4062, Tomás Mannion on 087 783 7519, email: [email protected], like us on Facebook @FitnessFundamentalsGalway, or follow us on Twitter @fitfungalway.