Fun & Fitness: Flagship programme

Fun and Fitness is our signature programme, which  incorporates various important health and fitness activities whilst also supporting School Fitness Ireland’s motto of exercising in a fun and non-competitive environment.

The building blocks of this programme include Balance and Co-ordination, Dance, Stretching and flexibility, Resistance/conditioning, and Circuits. We work to enhance children’s Fundamental movement skills, gross motor skills and locomotor skills.

Our main goal is that all students involved enjoy each aspect of our programme, but we also want to ensure learning outcomes are achieved in each class.

  1. Circuits session
    Cardiovascular, co-ordination and gross motor skills
  2. Dance aerobics
    Cardiovascular, co-ordination and gross motor skills
  3. Flexibility and balance
    Flexibility and balance development, mindfulness
  4. Strength training
    Strengthening developing muscles
  5. Anaerobic bootcamp and obstacle course
    Cardiovascular and co-ordination
Fun and Fitness for children in schools with wobbleboards and other equipment
Gymnastics with three young girls on balance beams


Our gymnastics programme is designed to use gymnastics based movements to practice and improve balance, co-ordination and many other essential skills for each child.

It is a fully inclusive programme that is adapted for any age/level when necessary.

We work on movements such as tumbles, gymnastics poses and work towards the cartwheel where possible. There is emphasis placed on challenging students through a week by week progression which is always enjoyed by all.


Our Yoga programme is fully inclusive to all ages and abilities. It combines physical excercise, mental meditation, calmness, mindfulness and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles, relieve stress and increase flexibility. Yoga is a great way for students to become more in tune with their bodies, their breathing and their minds, helping to enhance focus and concentration while also developing and improving their self esteem and body positivity. Physically, Yoga improves flexibility, mobility, balance and co-ordination. 

For younger students, Yoga can be taught through the use of story and sound which is not only great fun but also helps develop imagination and creativity. 

Yoga classes for primary and secondary school children
School Fitness Ireland have dance classes for irish dance, hip hop and zumba


We can dance for Fun, Fitness and Self Confidence!
We know that everyone's tastes are different, and that is why we deliver a variety of dance classes including Zumba, Hip Hop and Irish Dance. 

This programme really increases overall fitness while also making improvements to balance, posture and coordination. It will also help children’s stamina and core strength! As if this isn’t enough it will bring increased ability to listen, follow instructions and memory building!

Dances focus on using every part of the body which is incredible for improving fitness levels and is great fun, so the students hardly even notice they are exercising!

Choreography is tailored to suit differing age levels. Even children who don’t think they like dancing usually love Zumba! Our Zumba programme is suitable for all age levels.


Our boxing programme is customised to cater for individual needs and abilities in primary and secondary school settings. Our goal during this programme is to teach the fundamentals of boxing while having fun and incorporates some elements of dance. The course layout is so children will have an understanding of technique and footwork. Building balance, coordination and movement. 

There is no sparring work involved but typically children will get to use boxing gloves and focus pads which are usually popular.

As this programme is delivered with music and a beat, it is another fun way to cover the Dance Strand of the PE Curriculum!

Boxaerobics, box aerobics is a boxing class to a beat and covers the dance strand for schools

Well-being Workshops

These 3- hour workshops are taught by a QQI Credited Regional Health Promotion Worker with an MSc. in Advanced Nursing Practice.

  • Sexual Health
  • Fitness Health and Nutrition
  • Drugs and Alcohol (Secondary level only)

All the sessions involve detailed, comprehensive and up to date power point presentations– which are broken down into lecture, group and practical sessions. Each of the programmes are set to allow an exercise element to be incorporated within the 3-hour session (a Zumba, Fitsteps, Salsa or Abdominal Strength session).

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