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    Fun and Games at Fun Factory

    With the expansion of Little Champs into Planet Fitness clubs around Johannesburg recently, we are pleased to announce another partnership blossoming on the horizon – a match made in heaven with Discovery Fun Factory!

    The Little Champs coaches, Thando and Granger have been taking the kiddies of Fun Factory for sessions on Fridays for the last few months of 2014 – we even helped them out with their annual Carnival. This partnership will continue this year, teaching kids new skills, all in the spirit of fun.

    Discovery Fun Factory is a corporate childcare facility, offering their childminding and educational services to the employees of Discovery. They have been around for nearly 15 years, but in 2010 they upgraded their facilities, which now resemble a giant toy box.

    The nursery school was established to meet the needs of Discovery employees, providing a safe and convenient place for their children to go each day. They are focused on developing the children in all areas – socially, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

    That vision, together with their incredibly fun environment, makes Little Champs an obvious partner in future growth of their children. We look forward to developing these budding bright stars with the Fun Factory children in 2015.


    Freebie February!

    Our first term of the year is about to begin, and we’ve decided to give you a New Years special: sign up in February and get the month for free!

    Little Champs classes will be starting at Planet Fitness gyms around Johannesburg on Monday 2 February (check the Venues tab for your local venue), and we have a jam packed schedule to keep the kids active for the year.

    The Little Champs program is a fun and effective kids developmental sports-play extra mural that your child will look forward to attending every week.

    Little Champs cares as much about our parents as we do about our kids. And the best part about being at Planet Fitness, is that you get to spend some well-deserved alone time on exercising for you and your own health! Although, of course, if you want to spend the time being entertained by how clever and skilled your children are, feel free to attend the class yourself as well.

    Bring your child along in for a month free in February, and give the Little Champs program a try. Your kids will thank us for it! (We do not take responsibility for children frequently requesting and nagging to go play with Charlie Champ).

    For class times, check out your local Planet Fitness venue: Bedfordview, Craighall, Wanderers.

    To sign up, click here, where you can also conveniently manage your profile.


    The Importance of Fun

    Little Champs, we are the best!
    Try and put us to the test!
    We can jump and skip and run,
    That’s what makes us number 1!

    That is the Little Champs war cry. We sing this at the end of every single session with our kids, and they get really excited about it. Then they get really excited about the stamps they are about the get: “Charlie Champ is on my hand! And all the way up my arms, and on my face, and on my tummy”, and anywhere else they can find to fit a stamp…

    Fun is one of the most important aspects of the Little Champs program. Why would a child want to do something if it isn’t fun? As adults, we have become used to the idea that not everything is fun: we sit in traffic, we fold laundry, we wait in queues at the grocery store… While we can try and make some of these daily activities somewhat interesting, it isn’t always fun. This is one of the benefits of being a child (one

    The Little Champs program takes full advantage of this. What we want is for our children to be active, because active children are happy and healthy children, and it sets the tone for the rest of their lives. By having a fun program, the children want to participate, and are enthusiastic and excited about getting involved and getting active. This ensures that they always want to participate, and helps to develop these lifelong habits.

    The Little Champs coaches have also been carefully selected for their ability to make the sessions fun so that the children can get the most benefit out of each one. Our programs are unique, and have been carefully crafted especially for children in a way that they can easily associate with. They have the added advantage of being educational in their implementation. For example, Buzzing Bees is a bit of phonetics and alphabet, as well as being a physical activity, and the kids have fun by buzzing like a bee!

    A fun program is one that kids want to stick to, and we want the kids to stick to the program, so we make sure it’s fun. Keep practising the war cry so we can shout it as loud and proud as we can. Little Champs is lots of fun, that’s what makes us number one!


    Little Champs @ Planet Fitness

    After years of successfully bringing children our fun and educational exercise programs, Little Champs is about to take on a huge milestone: we are growing up, and going on an adventure!As of September 2014, Little Champs are partnering up with Planet Fitness to bring the exciting Little Champs program to a gym near you.This means that our scientifically developed program will be available to members of Planet Fitness and their children, giving parents an opportunity to have a moment for themselves while we entertain their little ones in one of the healthiest ways possible! This is a great opportunity for parents to get that gym session in that they “never have any time for”. No more excuses!

    Physical activity is important for the growth and development of our children. The Little Champs program focuses on developing gross motor skills, which means big activities that get kids moving. We aim to get kids excited about this opportunity to exercise and be active, and partnering with Planet Fitness means we have a new environment to do this in. This also means that even more kids can get involved, which means more chance to make friends and encourage Teamwork, which is one of our intrinsic values.

    By partnering with Planet Fitness, Little Champs joins a team where people are encouraged to be who they are, have support from those around them, and learn what they are capable of. What better environment could you ask for when teaching your kids how to be active?

    If you’re already a member of Planet Fitness, you’re one step ahead of everyone else in getting your child signed up for regular physical activity that they can look forward to every week. If you are not a member, signing up is really easy! There is nothing standing in the way of you and your child getting fit and healthy. Join us on this journey, and get ready to see some amazing benefits!

    You can find details and timetables here: