Our mission to decrease obesity in the next generation

Hi, I’m Keiran.

I jump around in front of a camera for 20-minutes a day to help preschoolers get active. Or that is what it may look like to the untrained eye. I’d like to let you in on a secret, we’re actually a part of the Secret Ninja School. 🙊

What looks to many as exercise through storytelling, is actually a school of little ninjas who take 20-mins out of their days to save the world. Last week we discovered the moon was missing. Luckily the Secret Ninja School was on the case because as you would have noticed – it’s back in the sky now. You’re welcome!

To parents, the Secret Ninja School is 20minutes of fun adventure workouts for their 3 to 7 year olds and time to drink their coffee while it’s hot. But to the ninjas, it’s about saving the world.

Time to have your coffee or cook dinner… and fun safe active time for them!

I had several great sports coaches when I was young. I wasn’t a naturally gifted athlete by any means – more giraffe than gazel. But the majority of my coaches (from U6s up!) were great because they were patient and empathetic enough to help me go from totally gangally and uncoordinated to competent. It was true for cricket and taekwondo. And in this several year journey, I had fun. And now, I LOVE exercise and it loves me. It’s an unconditional kind of love. Even if I’m unmotivated for a while, it’ll be there to welcome me back. It’s part of my life.

Something that always surprises me is that 56% of Aussies don’t get enough daily exercise. We know how important it is – for mental health and for staving off disease. So why is that number so high? Is it because they don’t have time or they see it as a chore? Or is it because they haven’t fallen in love with moving their bodies in different ways from a young age?

The Secret Ninja School grew from this idea. If we can help more kids fall in love with exercise from a young age, then maybe, just maybe we can help the next generation improve this stat. And in turn, improve our communities.

That’s why we do it daily. Because it’s not enough to just have a token relationship with exercise. We want our next generation to WANT to move. Every day. Because we care about their well-being. And your well-being. And the well-being of our communities.

Jump on board at secretninjaschool.com. Or if you feel inspired by this post, get outside and move, enroll in your local Shugyo branch, or anything. Just move. See you soon! :D.

Keiran

Parents are diggin’ it…

“Gets him off his butt and moving his body while using his imagination at the same time.”

“It’s a great indoor activity that gets the kids moving and feels more worthwhile than an alternative like TV.”

“Useful for him to have his own special activity (he has two older brothers who do other activities) love that he doesn’t need supervision while I’m working and also great as it has given him confidence in his body and strength and he is constantly practicing his ninja skills!”

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