Signing Up the Kids for Kung Fu Lessons

As my kids entered school, two of them expressed interest in learning some form of martial arts. After checking around town, I found an instructor who provided Kung Fu lessons structured especially for children. I visited the studio and talked with the instructor while the kids looked around. It did not take long to decide this would work. My kids gained a lot from the experience. Along with the exercise, the training helped them to develop greater powers of concentration. That helped a great deal with their studies. They also found that the training gave them an inner sense of peace, making it easier for them to get along with others. Even today, my now-grown kids still participate in training sessions and local competitions. If your kids are interested in martial arts, let me tell you more. You'll find that instruction helps them in more than one way.

It's Never Too Late To Dive In For Some Swimming Lessons

Recreation & Sports Blog

If you're an adult who never learned to swim, it can be upsetting to sit on the side of the pool while you watch your kids splashing in the water, knowing that you're not confident enough to join them. The good news is that it's never too late to learn, and regardless of your age, you can find swimming lessons at your local athletic centre that will cater to your beginner status. Learning to swim as an adult is about more than just being able to enjoy summer days at the pool and beach with your family. There are a number of other key benefits to mastering this activity, including these benefits.

Help Maintaining Your Weight

Any time you're swimming, you're doing your health a big favor. Swimming is an ideal way to burn calories to help you maintain your weight — or, if you're wishing to lose some weight, you can often accomplish this goal with the help of swimming. Swimming laps in an up-tempo manner provides a major calorie burn; in just 30 minutes of this activity, a 185-pound person will burn close to 450 calories. Beyond weight maintenance or weight loss, swimming can benefit your health in a number of other ways, too, including strengthening your muscles and cardiovascular system.

More Opportunity For Water Sports

When you can't swim, you'll often shy away from partaking in a variety of sports and activities on the water because, even with a personal flotation device on, you won't feel confident about your ability. After you've successfully taken swimming lessons, you'll be able to feel more confident about canoeing, kayaking and, in general, being out on a boat or jet-ski. Once you've become a highly proficient swimmer, you might even wish to attempt to learn how to go wakeboarding or waterskiing, which are likely activities that you didn't honestly consider trying out before you learned to swim.

A Chance To Save Someone's Life

Every year, more than 500 Canadians drown accidentally in natural bodies of water and swimming pools alike. Being a confident swimmer increases your chance of being able to save someone who is struggling in the water, whether it's your child or a complete stranger. If you're at the beach, for example, and hear a child struggling in the open water, you'll be able to successfully reach the child — and, since lifesaving techniques are often taught in upper levels of swimming lessons — you'll know how to position the child against your body and safely return to shore. Without swimming lessons, you'd go through the agony of not being able to act.

For more information, contact Cedar Springs Health Racquet & Sportsclub or a similar location.


3 May 2016