Fun & Fitness: Flagship programme

Our flagship fun and fitness programme 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


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

It is a fully inclusive programme that can be adapted for any age/level if 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 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. 

Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a grappling based sport where size and strength does not matter. The aim through out the teaching of this course is to demonstrate that a smaller person can take full advantage of a bigger opponent through technique and timing. During this program children will learn the fundamentals of BJJ through moment and play in a safe environment.


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. 

Obviously there is no sparring work involved but typically children will get to use boxing gloves and focus pads which are usually popular (gloves are not currently in use due to Covid 19)


A dance-based exercise class using fun and exciting music from Latin America and around the world. 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.

Irish Dance

We can dance for Fun, Fitness and Self Confidence! Irish Dance 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!

Well-being Workshops

These 3- hour workshops are taught by a Registered Nurse with an MSc. in Advanced Nursing Practice.

  • Sexual Health
  • Fitness Health and Nutrition
  • Drugs and Alcohol (Secondary level only)
  • First Aid – for Teaching Staff

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).

School Fitness Ireland, Pollardstown, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, P67 AN29

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