WORK OUT: Owner/manager of Kingaroy Fitness Centre Taleah Eckart showing the kids how it's done at the pop-up gym in the shopping centre.
WORK OUT: Owner/manager of Kingaroy Fitness Centre Taleah Eckart showing the kids how it's done at the pop-up gym in the shopping centre. Laura Blackmore

Kids' ultimate playground pops up at shopping centre

FOR some, the school holidays are a time for rest and recuperation, but not for the kids who participated in the pop-up gym at the Kingaroy Shoppingworld.

The empty shopfront next to Just Jeans was transformed into an obstacle course, set up with mini challenges and games for the kids to let off some steam during their holiday break.

Kingaroy Fitness Centre owner/manager Taleah Eckart was asked by the centre's management to hold the health and fitness workshops during the school holidays to offer an interactive experience for children visiting the centre.

Mrs Eckart said the last two days had been extremely busy and the gym was full of eager children wanting to get involved.

As the instructor onsite, she explained the activities to the kids and then watched over them as they raced around the room, trying to complete all of the different obstacles.

Two baskets full of free fruit, provided by Woolworths, were also readily available for the active children to encourage healthy eating habits.

The fitness session for kids will be available tomorrow, Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 from 10.30am to 1.30pm at Kingaroy Shoppingworld next to Just Jeans.

South Burnett


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