Friday, December 9, 2011

What to do on a rainy afternoon in Lugano?

“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”
John Wooden

Wondering what to do on a rainy afternoon with your kids in Lugano? Well, if you've seen all the kids' movies at CineStar, you've decorated the Christmas tree and can't face the crowds of shoppers in Grancia, here's an idea. Check out your local gym. The foundation IdeeSport has come up with a brilliant suggestion.

Every fifth child is overweight in Switzerland and half of all six year olds can no longer somersault. Now that's a scary idea! The solution is simple: more exercise!

This is where the new project "Open Gym Sunday" comes to the rescue. Gym facilities are available during the winter months every Sunday afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00.

A programme of motion skill and free games are offered. The progamme's general idea is to offer open gyms for free on Sunday afternoons and therefore a place of aggregation for boys and girls. With the opening of the gym, youngsters have the opportunity to play and relate to each other, while engaging in a healthy alternative to their sedentary habits. It aims encourage the non-competitive sports, reinforce team work and improve the childrens' physical well-being. Part of the objective is to promote and enhance social relationships between children and to integrate foreign and marginalized children.

A project leader, assisted by senior and junior coach, has the task of planning, organizing and managing activities gym. Volunteers are involved in the preparation and distribution of a healthy mid-afternoon snack.

When: Sunday afternoons from 14.00 to 17.00 between November and March (except holidays)
For whom: boys and girls between 6 and 11 years
Staff: the staff is a key element in order to guarantee the success of Open Gym Sunday. They are competent, motivated and enthusiastic.

Click here to find the closest gym near you and remember the entrance is free.

For more information contact directly:

Foundation IdeeSport
Italian Swiss Region
Piazza G. Buffi 8
6500 Bellinzona
Tel: 091 826 40 70


English said... can u please publish

Expat with Kids said...

Looking forward to reading your blog, son!

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