“I CAN !” organised the first gym session for asthmatic children at Fitness First, Paragon Shopping Centre. At the session participants were briefed on the different possibilities of sports, including gym and fitness training.The advantage of gym training is that it is effective on different aspect of body condition and that it can be performed under supervision (by trainers) and under controllable circumstances (in gyms).
The session on Sunday, 19 September was a successful one. About 30 children, between 7 to 14 years old, attended the session. They were all enthusiastic and actively participated in the different gym activities, which included: cardiovascular training (for physical condition), muscle training (to strengthen the muscles) and joint training (to become more lean). Furthermore, the children had the opportunity to discover the gym and explore the different fitness machines. Everyone, including the parents, had great fun!