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Active Adults Inspire Lots Of Energetic Kids

Active Adults Inspire Lots Of Energetic Kids

What: Active Kidz
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Friday July 8, 2005

TOP-RATING children's television program Active Kidz is on tour with a new show, Let's Party! An educational and fitness program for kids, Active Kidz provides healthy and positive role models who educate children about the importance of healthy lifestyles and fitness in a fun way.

The new show will play 11 venues across the state, appearing at Newcastle Panthers this Friday at 10am.

Since the launch of the television show in March last year, Active Kidz duo Scott Ehler and Amy Wilkins have motivated children all over Australia, Asia and New Zealand to dance, exercise, eat healthily and feel more positive about movement.

The secret to their success is their upbeat music and their enthusiastic approach to movement.

Ehler and Wilkins ensure each show contains a fitness formula hidden in upbeat activities that are easily reproduced for children.

Both are qualified fitness instructors and Wilkins was studying a degree in Human Movement Studies when she came up with the idea for Active Kidz .

``The best thing about Active Kidz is the response you get from the children. Instead of exercise being a chore, it becomes a lot of fun, and something they can't wait to do again,'' Wilkins said.

She designed, developed and implemented a program which would educate kids about the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

While teaching kids at a leisure centre, she teamed with Ehler and Active Kidz was born.

``I got involved with fitness because I was an obese child and when I started to exercise and lose weight I realised just how good it made me feel,'' Ehler said.

Active Kidz won the 2004 APRA award for Best Children's TV Music and Ehler this year received the award for Australian Fitness Professional of the Year.

Tickets are on sale at the club.

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