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The Time Squeeze

Being a parent often comes with countless surprises. More often than not, these surprises lead to the sudden lack of opportunities for Mum or Dad to make time for their own health and fitness. This feeling of time deficiency and often lack of work life balance creates a feeling of guilt and regret (Milkie et al, 2019). Although it seems it should get easier to find this much needed time as tykes turn into tweens, tweens turn into teens and so on, don’t count on it! Parents often adopt the AYSO syndrome. Experienced by many parents whose children are into a variety of sports and physical activities, AYSO stands for ‘All Your Saturdays are Over’. And while the time investment in your children provide invaluable benefits, it is also important to just start doing something for yourself – no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be.

Hallet mentions that “the logistics are much easier when everyone needs to be at the same place at the same time for a class”. At Fitter Futures, we have a unique workout timetable and zone that allows for an inclusive environment for the whole family. We welcome both adults and adolescents. We are here to support, encourage and help overcome any challenge. We will help you make time, set goals and tackle any task. It’s time to make small changes to create a happier, healthier, fitter future for the whole family!

 

Hallet, V. (24 July, 2018). How to actually fit in a workout, at eery stage of parenting. In The Washington Post online. Retrieved 10 Feb 2022 www.washingtonpost.com
Milkie, M., Nomaguchi, K. & Schieman, S. (2019). Time Deficits with Children: The Link to Parents’ Mental and Physical Health In US National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 14 April 2022 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

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