What is Those Runner Kids?

Those Runners Kids is a children’s fitness program that introduces little ones to exercise in a fun way. By taking a playful approach that includes games andobstacle courses, children are more likely to enjoy running and exercise in general as opposed to finding it a chore.

Instead of feeling that exercise is “too hard” or that they are “too tired” to try, Those Runners Kids classes are presented in a way that it feels more like active playtime than a gym class.

Classes are for babies, toddlers, and children ages 1-5. There are sibling discounts, and children are broken up into appropriate ages for specific activities—perfect for a mommy and me class for those with young children of different ages.

Led by certified running coach Lauren Keating of That Runner Mom, all classes include a warm-up, stretches, and various games. The core of the program is running, and at the heart of the program is the beloved obstacle course to showcase different skills taught.

An introduction to running, children are taught running form, breathing techniques, and running strategies from an early age. These are broken down into fun activities that include mini sprints and games designed to get kids running around. By the end of the program, participants become Those Runner Kids as they compete in an Ultimate Obstacle Course and fun run. All participants end the program by earning a medal.

Those Runner Kids classes launch spring 2021 in the Medford, NJ area. Classes are held at a local park, and there is a COVID precaution plan in place. This includes limited participants in each class, hand sanitizer on-site, sanitizing all equipment used before and after each class, and parents are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Come back soon for details on registering.

Published by Lauren Keating

Lauren Keating is a freelance journalist, who specializes in health, nutrition, and fitness reporting. Along with being the creator and writer of That Runner Mom, she also writes for RunnerClick.com. She was a former trends reporter for Tech Times and was previously a contributing writer for Fit Nation Magazine and covered a nutrition beat (as well as covering other miscellaneous topics) for Brooklyn News Service as part of Brooklyn College. Lauren is the author of the children's book Ready, Set, Run!" (available to purchase on this site), and has completed 7 half marathons when not chasing after her two babies.

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