Beth Tweddle on children’s fitness

Starting out at the age of seven, Beth went on to become an Olympic Bronze Medalist, triple World Champion, six-time European Champion, Commonwealth Champion and seven-times consecutive National Champion, cementing her place as Britain’s greatest ever-female gymnast.

Although memories of Beth taking the Bronze in the Uneven Bars at London 2012 – the culmination of an incredible career – will not be forgotten anytime soon, sharing a fierce passion for gymnastics with future generations has become her new focus.

So how can parents encourage their kids to exercise?

By making it fun for the child and getting involved themselves. If they feel involved and interested, I think they are more likely to encourage their children to keep going with it or try something new. …

What’s more important for kids starting out in sport, fun or desire?

I think it has to be fun! Without the fun element they are less likely to continue

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle on getting kids active and ‘her’ sport

Click through to learn more about this fitness watch called the LeapBand.

Beth LeapBand

related – National Team member Dan Keatings is visiting U.K. schools to promote fitness, sport and healthy living.

(via FIG)