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Calling all youngsters who want to get fit while having some fun

Catch ’em young and make them dance through childhood. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that today’s children are not as fit as they should be but then problems are meant to be solved. Hena Nafis, nutritionist and t2 columnist, will underline the importance of adopting the correct lifestyle at a young age through the programme ‘Let’s Move and Eat Right’ at her Nutrience Kids Fitness Studio from January 15.

“Our schools somehow ignore the fact that being unfit can lead to a crisis. Obesity is a disease. Around 50 per cent of obese children grow up to be obese adults,” pointed out Hena.

A group of kids and teenagers got a taste of what to expect at a preview held at the 2B Colonel Biswas Road (near Mithai in Beckbagan) address on December 21. Be it Zumba, an exercise craze that has been popularised by Shakira and Madonna, or the more traditional pilates, kids had plenty to do. “Since they are always on their laptops or iPads, they neglect good posture, which can lead to problems,” said Chandini Singh Siddiq who spearheaded the pilates session.

Gourang Balasaria, Class VII student of La Martiniere for Boys, had a blast and said he would be back: “I know I am overweight. If I get thinner, I will look handsome!” Moms like Anushree Lohia also left with a smile. She was there with her seven-year-old son.

‘Let’s Move and Eat Right’ packs in four classes per week. Besides Zumba and pilates, there will be power yoga and nutrition exercises with Hena who plans to make her classes fun with storytelling sessions. Kids have the option to attend the programme for three, six or 12 months. “Lifestyle changes don’t come about in a month,” said Hena.