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We all know the benefits and the importance of staying fit and active. It is even more important that our kids, should they be 3 or 4 or 16 any type of regular, physical activity can improve fitness and health. With the increase in games consoles and mobile devices, we want kids to focus on the most important thing. To keep moving!
Kids Fitness Bray

We want to get exercise be a regular part of your day, like brushing your teeth, eating, and sleeping. It can be in joining a sports team, or walking, running cycling with you, their parents.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

All about Fun and Positivity. Always try to stay positive and find an activity that you think is fun. For me it was always a sport whether that be football or Rugby. You are more likely to keep with it if you choose something you like. A lot of people find it’s more fun to exercise with someone else, so see if you can find a friend or family member to be active with you.

Getting your heart pumping. It really doesn’t matter what activity you decide to get into, if its an aerobic activity that makes you breathe harder, sweat a little and increases your heart rate, we’re all for it. A pumping heart increases your fitness level making your heart and lungs work better and of course burns off body fat. Examples of aerobic activities are Running, Cycling, GAA, Football. List goes on.

Don’t set your goals too high. Small steady changes can add up to better fitness. For example, riding a bike to school or to a friend’s house instead of getting a lift is a little thing but a great start. Get on or off the bus maybe 1 stop earlier and walk the rest of the way. If you are in school or the office, use the stairs instead of taking the lift. Less chance of getting stuck in the lift with the boss :).

Always warm up. Your muscles are like you are when that alarm goes off in the morning. They need a little time to adjust. Easy exercises or mild stretching before you do any physical activity will ensure they are ready to go and pumped for a workout. This warms your muscles up and may help protect against injury. Stretching makes your muscles and joints more flexible too. It is also important to stretch out after you exercise to cool down your muscles.

Your goal should be to do some type of exercise every day. It is best to do some kind of aerobic activity without stopping for at least 20 to 30 minutes each time. Do the activity as often as possible, but don’t exercise to the point of pain.

Have you thought of Joining a Sports Club in Bray? There are many to choose from. Here are a list of a few you might consider for yourself or your kids.

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Saint Joseph’s Boys AFC

Since our foundation in 1953, Saint Joseph’s Boys AFC has progressed from its humble beginnings into a football club that has consistently produced a succession of youngsters who have succeeded in being placed amongst the top echelon of footballers.

Bray Wanderers Football Club

The Bray Wanderers saga began in 1922. A dispute in a local G.A.A. team – St. Kevin’s led to some members leaving that Association and forming a Soccer team to be known as Bray Wanderers. Wanderers won the Miller Shield in 1927/28 which was a very prestigious junior trophy at the time.

Bray Sailing Club

We cater for both cruisers and dinghies, with a full program of racing. The tide influences most of our activities, for the harbour dries at low water.

Bray Bowling Club

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The club is now open all year round with our all weather facility and new members are very welcome.
We cater for beginners or more experienced bowlers and all ages and abilities young and old are welcome. Lawn bowls is a competitive sport.

Masters Temple Martial Arts

This is your first step in an exciting new challenge – can you develop yourself to a level of real excellence? That is the aim of Masters Temple Black Belt School.