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Help! My child does not enjoy team sport.

Team sports, or organised sport, isn’t for everyone.  The danger is if we don’t find some form of exercise that is of a high enough intensity to challenge their growing bodies (to develop their strength and cardiovascular fitness), then those kids and teens will grow up with sub-optimal health. 

Moody teenagers – how movement helps

MOVEMENT WILL CHANGE YOUR MOOD IN A POSITIVE WAY. The science proves it. So if you or your child is struggling with mood and emotions GET MOVING!

Do you have a 12 year old girl or boy who has given up on sport?

At Fitter Futures we work with many girls who are feeling anxious, insecure, and low in confidence about themselves, their bodies and their physical capability. Some have dropped out of sport. Others have never liked sport or exercise generally.

Teenage girls and exercise – how Fitter Futures is helping girls build confidence and motivation

At Fitter Futures we work with many girls who are feeling anxious, insecure, and low in confidence about themselves, their bodies and their physical capability. Some have dropped out of sport. Others have never liked sport or exercise generally.

Why kids and teens should exercise before school

Sam Mathers, Founder of Fitter Futures explains the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning, and why kids & teens should exercise before school.

Fun Fitness Activities To Do as a Family

Thanks to Brisbane’s great weather and active culture, our city is packed with events that focus on fitness. Throughout the entire year, you can find…

How labelling kids as “non sporty” can negatively impact them

PLEASE do not let your child or teenager hear you describe them as “not a sporty kid”. In my experience, kids/teens identifying themselves as being…

The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Weight Loss in Teens

In our society and diet-obsessed culture, weight loss is generally considered a good thing. The reality is that there is a big difference between healthy…

The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is a serious health issue that is unfortunately too common in Australia. Causes for childhood obesity vary genetically, though oftentimes stem from an…

The Importance of Sports in Adolescence

Ongoing physical activity and being a part of a team or social sport in adolescence can be immensely beneficial for teenagers and children. While we…