Helping Kids with their Mental Health & Physical Fitness

Helping Kids with their Mental Health & Physical Fitness

Wow, 2020. Hasn’t it been quite the year!

We’ve seen utter devastation and loss due to this Pandemic. Loss of lives and peoples’ livelihoods.

This year we’ve also seen how resilient our little people are. Our children (and parents and teachers… and basically everyone else on earth) have had their lives turned up-side-down.

Our children have experienced home learning, not being able to play in play grounds, not being able to attend weekend sport or their favourite dance class or music lesson. 

And so much more!

We’ve missed out on family reunions, weddings, funerals, birthday parties, graduations, assemblies, performances and more.

We’ve been restricted to limited time outdoors, permitted for limited exercise only.

During lock down, and now as we emerge out of it all, one thing has become very clear; mental health and physical health are important!

And, it’s crucial that we do everything we can to ensure our kids keep active, happy and healthy.

Thankfully, many sporting activities and extra-curricular activities are returning.

If you’re in Sydney, the team of instructors and World Champions at VT1 Martial Arts have been doing their bit to ensure their students’ physical and mental health is in tip top shape.

The team have spent many years mastering their craft and have a passion for passing it on to their students. 

They offer trial passes for kids to check out what it’s all about and to see the friendly, welcoming environment for themselves.

Their programs are easy to follow, progressive and teach effective self-defence skills. No experience or fitness is necessary to get started.

Some of the many advantages of Martial Arts include:

  • Improved health
  • Fitness
  • Self Defence 
  • Confidence 
  • Coordination
  • Increased development e.g. social skills & emotional stability
  • Fast reaction times
  • Desire to succeed
  • Satisfaction
  • Empowerment
  • Respect & discipline
  • Problem solving

Whether you want to get in great shape, learn self-defence or train to become an athlete, the team at VT1 can help your children build the confidence needed to help them achieve their goals.

VT1 Martial arts offer children's leadership and competition programs, holiday camps for kids and more.

Get in touch today with VT1 Martial Arts to find out more about their kids’ Muay Thai kickboxing, kids’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kids’ karate.

Have you tried Martial Arts? What do you/your kids love about it?

This post is in partnership with VT1 Martial Arts. As always, all opinions are my own.

GC Cooee Challenge

GC Cooee Challenge

Are you looking to join the Gold Coast Cooee Challenge? Well you've come to the right place!

Whether you're young or young at heart, we invite you, fellow Gold Coast citizen, to join in the GC Cooee Challenge.

During this time of isolation and social distancing, let's join in to participate in something fun. A bit of a novelty and something to break up the day!

It's simple, all you have to do is stand in your driveway, backyard or balcony. You can even join in from your bedroom/loungeroom window if you're not able to get outside.

Bring your biggest yelling voice and yell out - COOOOOOOEEEEEEEE at 5pm.

Sit back and wait and listen out to hear if anyone else replies, or continues the cooee chain throughout your street or neighbourhood!

Cooee - Wikipedia

Cooee! (/ˈkuːiː/) is a shout used in Australia, usually in the bush, to attract attention, find missing people, or indicate one's own location.
When done correctly—loudly and shrilly—a call of "cooee" can carry over a considerable distance

Don't forget to maintain your social distancing, in line with the laws and regulations in your area!

We hope to HEAR you soon!

Don't forget to share your pics or videos on Facebook or Instagram using #gccooee 

Tag or for a chance to have your pic shared!

If you're located outside of the Gold Coast, you are of course welcome to join in/ start this up in your area too!
If you need help customising the above graphic, to share within your community, feel free to get in touch and we'll do our best to assist.

Children's Birthday Parties at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq - Brisbane

Children's Birthday Parties at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq - Brisbane

We recently celebrated our boy's 8th Birthday!
We gathered a few friends and popped up to Toombul, just outside of Brisbane, to check out the renowned Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, and boy were we impressed!

From the moment we arrived, the kids were super excited! The décor, the games, the lollies, the suspense! And that was just at the front area, before we'd even entered the arcade area (and cocktail bar for the adults).
Located at Toombul Shopping Centre, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is your one-stop entertainment destination.

With bowling lanes, arcade and ticket games, virtual reality rides and dodgems, you could enjoy hours upon hours of entertainment at this one venue.

An amazing selection of fancy -Instagram-worthy cocktails are available at the full service cocktail bar and lots of tasty treats from the gourmet kitchen.
With plenty of function spaces and areas suited for everything from children's birthday parties to corporate functions and quirky engagement parties, there's something for everyone at Archie Bros.

You'll even find a picture-perfect Kissing Booth!

Visit: for further details

The Thrill Rider simulation at Archie Bros Toombul was seriously fun! Even the adults were shrieking!

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