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All Sorts Swim School Holiday Intensive Program is the best way to boost your child’s swimming. With 1 months’ worth of swimming lessons in just 1 week or a terms worth in 2 weeks it’s the quickest way for your child to improve their swimming skills.
- Runs every school holiday in the mornings
- Each class has the same teacher for the entire week
- Assessment completed at the end of the week
We cannot stress enough at All Sorts how important swimming lessons and water safety is for your kids. In Australia drowning continues to be one of the most common causes of preventable death in children under five. This statistic shows that not enough is being done to stop our kids drowning and we simply aren’t prepared if the unimaginable happens.
Here are five tips for parents to bear in mind to protect and prevent your children from water-related death or injury.
1. Build a barrier.
Make sure that you restrict your child’s access to the pool through a properly installed fence that self-closes and self-latches and don’t get into the habit of propping it open when you have to do a few trips to and from the pool.
Almost 50% of pool drownings happen due to this type of carelessness or because pool owners failed to fix a faulty gate or fence. When we think about water safety we often only worry about inground pools but you need to consider anything that contains water around the house, no matter how shallow it seems. Inflatable pools with a depth of more than 300mm need to be fenced, covers should be put on your spa and tank, and water features and ponds need to be covered with mesh.
2. Learn CPR.
Knowing how to respond quickly and confidently if your child is drowning could be the difference between life and death. It’s also important to encourage your family and friends to learn CPR.
Drowning happens quickly and silently. It is very easy to get distracted by a million tasks on your to-do list but if your children are near water it is essential that they are watched at ALL times – an occasional glance over to them in between chores isn’t enough.
The 2015 Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report found that 81% of drowning deaths in children aged 0 to 4 occurred due to falls into water when adult supervision is lapsed or was totally absent. Supervised children don’t drown. Stay vigilant.
4. Enrol in swimming lessons.
Swimming lessons for kids not only ensure they are safe in water but also benefits their health and wellbeing. All Sorts Swim School is a fun and safe environment for your kids with expert instructors teaching people of all ages (ages 6 and up).
5. Talk to your kids.
It’s important to discuss water safety with your kids and have firm rules in place about how to behave around water. Keep the conversation simple and clear, use stories to capture their attention and make sure you get them to repeat the messages back to you to show they understand. It might sound pedantic but repetition is key.
When we think of summers spent by the pool we can often ignore the real danger that water presents to young children. In NSW alone, pools have claimed 83 innocent young lives in the last 13 years.
The Royal Life Saving’s Be Pool Safe campaign is striving to reduce death and injury in our backyards. They have a home pool safety checklist you can use to ensure your pool is safe. Simple actions save lives. Be responsible and act.
Details taken from http://www.themotherish.com/pool-safety/
This month we would like to congratulate two of our Yoga and Pilates instructors, Brooke and Lauren. Since our NEW Yoga and Pilates studio opened this year, our classes have become increasingly more popular thanks to our amazing instructors with their years of experience and knowledge in Yoga, Pilates and Body Balance. Brooke and Lauren’s classes are extremely popular and are nearly always full. They are a great asset to All Sorts!
1. What led you into becoming a fitness instructor? I grew up with sport as a massive part of my life. From gymnastics to sport aerobics training was what I did – it taught me so much not only about my body but also about what we are capable of achieving if we focus and commit to something. Ultimately I enjoyed the challenges and rewards of training and exercise and wanted to share this with others.
2. Outside of your classes, what do you like to do for fun? For fun I like to travel to new places, go skiiing, have handstand competitions with friends and drink coffee!
3. What is the one thing about you most people don’t know? I have been to 43 countries and still counting ?
Congratulations to the lovely Lauren. Lauren has been a Pilates instructor for over 10 years. She teaches in post natal Pilates and physiotherapy Pilates. She is extremely popular and her classes are always full! She is such a great asset to All Sorts.
1. What led you into becoming a fitness instructor?
I used to be a dressage rider and wanted to improve my riding technique. I also had grandparents who struggled with falls and wanted to help with fitness and balance.
2. Outside of your classes, what do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time running and practicing yoga with my boyfriend and generally being outdoors.
3. What is the one thing about you most people don’t know?
I was completely horse mad and was pony club champion!
Congratulations Michael Gutman.
Since joining in November last year, Micheal has lost over 5 kilos! He is well known by staff for his friendly and positive demeanor. Well done Micheal, keep up the good work!
What was your turning point that made you want to join the gym? I needed to reduce my diabetic medication by losing weight.
What motivates you to come to the gym? It is more motivating for me to come to the gym than walk in the park. Watching other members train motivates me and I have lost 5 kilos to date!
Why did you choose All Sorts fitness as your place to train? Susan and Carlie made the decision easy as they are friendly, positive and encouraging. Everything I need is here in the one place, it’s like going A to Z in the one building.
How many times a week do you come in to train? Twice
What else are you doing to compliment your workout? Planning meals better and watching what I eat.
What advice would you give someone starting out for the first time in the gym? Work at your own pace and seek advice from the professional trainers.
Bring a friend, wear red and help us raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospital. Join us on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March as we launch brand NEW music and NEW moves to your workouts.
Instead of doing the same old routine year in year out, Les Mills classes ensure that your fitness continues to improve by introducing a different set of moves designed to help you get the most out of your workout.
If you’ve always wanted to try a Les Mills class, but are afraid that everyone would be doing moves which you didn’t know, launch classes are great classes to come along to, because the classes are new to all participants!
This launch is FREE for members, however we will have a gold coin donation box at reception for Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Come as you are and leave as a star!
This Friday 4th March our afternoon Sh’Bam Dance Fitness Class will be Mardi Gras themed!! With Sh’Bam favourite instructor Patty and our newest Sh’Bam star Rachael.
Wear your brightest colours and let’s celebrate Mardi Gras together!
Les Mills Sh’Bam is a fun, fast paced and totally addictive dance workout gym class! And the best part is absolutely no dance experience is required, so it’s fun for everyone.
This class is jam packed with chart topping hits, you’ll dance, sweat and smile while burning up to 500 calories in 45 minutes!
You bring the FUN and we will bring the moves!