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Energy Gym KIDS


ENERGY GYM, nestled downstairs at Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Centre, has grouped together with many of the leading children’s activity clubs in and around Edinburgh to form EnergyGym Kids. ‘We want to make the classes at Energy Gym the go-to destination for children and families’ said Gordon Love of Fencing is Fun (FiF). Gavin Barry, the proprietor of Energy Gym told us, “We deliberately set out to select the best providers of a wide range of children’s activities, and we’ve been delighted with the enthusiasm they’ve all shown for setting up EnergyGym Kids.’’





Acti-fit run a brilliantly innovative set of activities, using the games console gadgets children are used to these days, combined with dance-mats, exercise machines, and computerised football targets. The children


young as two. A-Star Sports coach a core of 10 sports, and introduce the children to even more; teaching the kids ball skills, but also the importance of team work, listening, taking turns and sportsmanship.


Gavin told us, “All the sports coaches work hard to give the children much more than simply sport-specific skills; working on balance, co-ordination, agility, speed, and psychological and social skills too’.


We deliberately set out to select the best providers of a wide range of children’s activities


exercise before they’ve even noticed that’s what they’re doing. It’s too much fun to be exercise! Fencing is Fun (FiF) works to similar ends using foam daggers and all manner of padded, foam and plastic swords to get the children having their fun. They’ve got a carefully developed grading system and run massive competitions, which keep the girls and boys returning year after year; right from when they’re tots until they’re moved on to train with multi- Olympians and Commonwealth medal winners. For traditional sports, there are Rugbytots


and A-Star Sports. Rugbytots is the UK’s premier rugby play programme, ready to help build up rugby-specific skills in children as


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Zumba Kids for the children too! For younger ones, EnergyGym Kids offers Baby Sensory, Bambino Beats, Jo Jingles and Monkey Music, with a wide selection of music, song, movement and other ways to stimulate your child’s imagination from their very earliest months. n


” Get set, go...


For more information, timetables, special offers and a prize draw go to www.energygym.co.uk/made


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For dance, they’ve attracted instructors that cover almost the full spectrum. There’s Irish Dance Kids - and what better can you ask for than a principal dancer from Lord of the Dance? Angela Watson’s instructors are all Royal Academy of Dance trained, and they offer ballet, tap and modern, and “Mummy and me” classes. There’s even


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