Teddy Time Fitness is aimed at children aged 2-8 years and provides a fun work out led by our superhero teddy bears Colossus and Hera. Our App also includes oral health education, nutrition and some fun activities
- Our program is a fun, full body workout which needs minimal space and can be used inside or outside.
- Children follow the structured exercises along with Colossus and Hera, our superhero bears and involve our unique weighted bears which weigh 200g each.
- All the instructions for the exercises, hydration breaks and helpful guidance are given as verbal and visual cues.
Teddy Time Fitness offers not only a structured exercise program but provides young children with a fun approach to living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Teddy Time Fitness was inspired by Joanne Bourne in 2015 to encourage a generation of children and their families to live healthier lifestyles with the help of some guidance on healthy eating, oral hygiene and a structured themed workout through an App.
- Joanna’s partner is a Doctor of Medicine and many evenings he would come home exasperated that he was treating patients suffering from obesity, diabetes and heart disease which could have been prevented by a healthier lifestyle.
- It cannot be denied that technology like mobile phones, tablets and PC’s are the main source of entertainment for many children and adults which brings about a lot of sedentary behaviour.
- Teddy Time Fitness uses the same technology, but the difference is it can be used to instil healthy behaviours at a young age.
- The app educates families on how to live healthy lives, with guidance on eating, basic hygiene and exercising regularly.
Introducing some warm up exercises to encourage children to engage and safely warm up their bodies.
A series of exercises including the weighted bear to help with coordination and strength for the upper body to include arms, shoulders, back and chest.
A series of exercise that focus on the legs and includes balance, coordination and strength.
Selected exercises that engage abdominal and core muscles to include balance and coordination.
A series of exercises and movements to finish the workout in a controlled manor.
The Chief Medical Office sets out guidelines on how much physical activity pre-school age children (under 5’s who are capable of walking unaided) should do daily.
These children should be physically active for at least 180 minutes a day (3 hours) which spread throughout the day. Physical activity is likely to occur mainly through unstructured active play but may also include more structured activities like the Teddy Time Fitness. The benefits of being active for at least 180 minutes each day include;
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Contributes to a healthy weight
- Improves bone health
- Supports learning of social skills
- Movement and co-ordination
- Improves mental health
The Teddy Time Fitness App also offers Teddy Brush and My Health education.
Founder of Teddy Time Fitness
Founder of Teddy Time Fitness
- With over 30 year’s knowledge and experience of working in various settings in health and social care.
- Joanne’s career has taken her in many directions across the whole spectrum of ages and abilities.
- Working in management for organizations and charities such as MIND, SENSE – Young adults with sensory impairments, RNIB and Action For Blind, then moving into Early Years – nursery manager and SENCO.
Joanne’s passion is to help change the health and well-being of families and children’s futures is infectious.
- Sue has joined our vision to improve the accessibility of fitness using digital technology, as well as blended programs combining both digital and traditional fitness classes.
- Sue shares our ambition to help young children become more active in an ever-increasing sedentary environment and helping to combat the increasing childhood obesity problem.
- With over 25 years of working within the fitness and education industries she is forever passionate to improve peoples, lifestyles, fitness, health and knowledge.
Sue is known for her enthusiasm and assistance in maintaining professional standards across many fitness and education programmes. Sue strives to make a difference, so everyone, of any age can have an opportunity to improve their health and well-being.
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