Do you model good behavior for your kids? Brushing your teeth, wearing your seatbelt, eating your veggies? How about in the gym? Are you modelling "good behavior" there? Showing them hard work, perseverence, sweat, smiles, and fun?
The very most important thing we can do in the gym for our kids is indellibly link fitness with fun. This HAS to be fun, especially in the eyes of kids and in their own experience.
That's EXACTLY why our kids share our gym space rather than being seperated away from our activity.
Having kids in the gym has a downside, though. Kids need supervision and it takes a group effort to make sure they are safe, relatively quiet (so the athlete can hear the coach) and having fun. Parents are expected to be parents, even if it means interrupting your workout. Fortunately, thats rare because there is usually another parent willing to step in and help.
Know that your child is welcome at RCF. As long as we can keep them safe - ie. out of the way of swinging kettlebells or spinning jump ropes- and not *too* disruptive we'll continue to have kids in our gym.
If you're bringing kids into the gym, we have a "parent agreement" that we'd like to share with you so our rules and expectations are clearly outlined. If you haven't seen it yet, just ask. It's at the desk!