In the past 2 years I have become stronger, fitter and healthier than I have been in the past 20 years … and this has been driven mostly by (and for) my kids.
We are blessed to have strong and active kids, and I take it as my duty to work out with them and enjoy as much sporting activity with them as I can. It's great bonding and great for my own fitness, and it's great fun as both Shaan and Tia love to push harder and harder towards extreme type sports.
Be it off piste skiing, white water rafting, mountain climbing or our forthcoming scuba diving holiday or just running or playing football during the school term, I love to play with them and help train them in whatever capacity I can. Tia has most recently joined the school football team, and I thoroughly enjoy our weekend and evening training sessions. We work on ball control, passing, dribbling, shooting and also how to deal with the more physical side of the game by practicing some "argy bargy". Training her in football is certainly easier for me than training her in gymnastics … not my forte, so this is proving to be a great sharing experience.