- Evidence is showing that children born today are the first in history to have a lower life expectancy (global average is 5 years, in some countries more!) than their parents. This is attributed mainly to poor diet and a lack of activity. It is therefore, more important today than ever before that children are active and exercise!
Training for children is a controversial subject of which many things have been written without proper research or evidence. THE FUTURE OF FITNESS bases all its training programs for children on highly regarded research, combined with years of experience.
Amongst the most paramount of training models being adhered to by trainers of children the world over is the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, which goes hand in glove with the principles of Physical Literacy based on the research by Istvan Balyi, PhD, and Margaret Whitehead, PhD. Many sporting associations all over the world have started following this model, including the Swedish Badminton Association. THE FUTURE OF FITNESS founder, Kelvin Marsh has written a book – Från Lek Till Medaljer – for the Swedish Badminton Association focusing primarily on the best way to train children with physical exercise from being 6 years old right up to adulthood. This book has had much acclaim from the coaches who have read it so far and is in the process of being used as a bench mark for coaches, parents and players alike when administering physical training programs.
Kelvin has worked on a consultancy basis for some sporting associations in Sweden to implement this model into their youth development plan.