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2006/07/17 13:25:19 (permalink)
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Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes?

Hello All,

I work as a school teacher and myself and another fitness fanatic have set up a Year 9 Fitness class to get some of the more overweight kids to trim down. It was set up at their request.

Anyhow, we give up 3 lunchtimes a week and in the last week or two, the responce from a few of them has been disappointing. One guy has told me he can't come today but has failed to produce a good excuse while another girl told me that she'll come if she feels like it.

I understand that its not easy, but right now I'm pumping with rage. Its as if they're doing me a favour just by turning up. When they get there they literally have to be tied to the equipment to keep them on it. I give out encouragement by the truck load when they're there, but some just won't respond.

Should I ban for good the two I just mentioned or put them on a final chance?
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:28:33 (permalink)
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    i dunno its tough thre stil pretty young and there bodys are changeing so will be reacting in all crazy ways. maybe just say that you dont think there taking the best approach explain that your tryna help and if they lose the weight now they wil be forever greatful or something like that
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:29:13 (permalink)
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    Ultimately mate if they dont want to do it then theyll find all the excuses under the sun, you cant force them.

    Just ban them. They are wasting your time. Sad reality is mate that it doesnt matter how much exercise they do at school...when they get home they will be stuffing their faces full of chocolate, crisps and chips.

    When they want to lose the fat and are deeply unhappy with themselves, thats when they will do something about it...they need the determination there first, the determination obviously isnt strong enough for them to get off their arse and do the session.
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:29:32 (permalink)
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    give them detention and make them run around the school field 50 times 4 there cheek
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:29:32 (permalink)
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    Does the fitness room have any inspiration in it? It's what the kids need - inspiration.

    Instead of getting them straight into exercising, you could teach them a few things about the whole fat burning, how the body metabolises etc. Also if you're trying to get them into it too much, they'll resent exercise.

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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:30:44 (permalink)
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    There's probably no helping them so don't lose your sleep.

    However, there's times where I just can't be arsed and just lazy about - its all relative. Act upon their general interest and not the odd occasion

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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:32:21 (permalink)
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    Mate, I have done it all...music, a bit of a talk on whay they are doing what they are doing, and personally give them a pat on the back( not literally!) after each session. I even have the blinds pulled as some are self conscious about other kids sticking their nose in.

    It just seems that some people show no appreciation for the fact that i am giving up my own time for their benefit. Typical around the school....take, take, take.
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:40:09 (permalink)
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    If they are distrupting it for the other then ban them.

    If not just ignore them and if they come they come if not laugh at them at the year 11 ball when they are too fat to get a date.
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:42:19 (permalink)
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    year 9 how old is that ? 13/14... if i was at school and had the chance to spend my lunchtime keeping fit or pissing about down the park i know what id rather do, they are only kids if they dont wanna come its them missing out just stop the classes
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:46:38 (permalink)
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    Theyre kids, welcome to how the world is.

    They probarbly do feel like they are doing you or possibly their parents a favour by going. Luckily enough im only 20 and fully remember what it was like being that young. You feel like your doing everybody a favour by existing!

    It seems like you did this off your own back, which is great. Just dont expect everybody to agree with you or support you. And above all, realise you were doing it selflessly.

    I was chubby at that age, if you were to see me now, believe me, you would say anything but that. I got myself out of crappy eating habits and into the gym, at that age, its the last thing on your mind. You have to realise that.

    Kudos for doing a good thing though!

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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 13:47:17 (permalink)
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    But mate, THEY REQUESTED THE CLASSES THEMSELVES!!!!!

    I'd rather spend my lunchtimes pissing about as well, as would anyone else for that matter.

    I have a low tolerance for poor attitudes as I saw myself first hand a few years ago how a few bag appled rot the whole bag. In rugby a few years ago at Under-20, we had a hooker who was a total Pr**k on and off the training ground and the atmosphere stank when he was around the place. He turned up when he felt like it, occasinally ran, but because he was a good scrummager he always got a game and knew he could get away with not giving a toss.

    Also, bad attitudes tend to catch onto other people as well.

    ORIGINAL: Skid

    year 9 how old is that ? 13/14... if i was at school and had the chance to spend my lunchtime keeping fit or pissing about down the park i know what id rather do, they are only kids if they dont wanna come its them missing out just stop the classes

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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 14:13:29 (permalink)
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    making kids go to it will prob make them stubborn and not go.

    hmmmm, if you made it more casual then more ppl will go! however, if there are only 1 or 2 ppl doing it anyway seems like a but of a waste of time.

    banning them isn;t really sending a good message IMO

    i also think an exercise class will be tricky to convince kids as they are gonna be vv body concious at that age
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 14:26:33 (permalink)
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    also lunch isn;t the ideal time IMO- only got an hour, get all hot & sweaty (esp. in this weather) and then rush off to cram some lunch if there is any left) before lessions start again.

    all teenagers are lazy at that kinda age m8

    its great, v refreshing that you care , but your gonna need a bigger following and at a better time. after school 2-3 times a week would be good. either that or offer it as an alternative to sport on wednesday afternoons.
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 14:31:04 (permalink)
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    either beast there ass so they dont come again or make it fun and and add some kind of game into it or something.

    .... (thinking)

    think what the fat kid might be good at... exploit it so he feels like he's excelling at something

    static holds?

    fastest number of reps in a given time

    what kind of exercises are you doing?

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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 14:54:55 (permalink)
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    they probably get stick off other kids just for going

    support the ones that turn up, let the others know they are always welcome and put no pressure on them to come along.

    if they dont turn up just give little reminders if you see them "up for training the day?"

    if attendance gets too low then let the whole group know the classes will be discontinued if attendance doesn't pick up
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 15:08:56 (permalink)
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    Neither mate i would just forget about it, and if and when they want to come back, welcome them back, after all their only kids.

    Pains temporary, Prides forever.
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 15:12:06 (permalink)
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    i was the fat active kid at school played all the sports especially rugby and shotput but ate loads of food if you want the kids to get fit its the bigger picture. Do they acutally really want to lose some weight ?

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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 16:09:30 (permalink)
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    If they requested the classes themselves then thats a whole different story - yes you could give them a temp ban - say til the end of this year with the chance to rejoin next year (if you keep it running) if their attitude/attendance improves. They've requested it, and if they abuse that they need to learn the consequences.

    And you can't use the excuse "they are just kids" if they request it - they have to realise even at that age that if they ask for something then abuse it that they have to face the consequences, regardless of age.

    mcl

    ORIGINAL: riverrock

    But mate, THEY REQUESTED THE CLASSES THEMSELVES!!!!!

    I'd rather spend my lunchtimes pissing about as well, as would anyone else for that matter.

    I have a low tolerance for poor attitudes as I saw myself first hand a few years ago how a few bag appled rot the whole bag. In rugby a few years ago at Under-20, we had a hooker who was a total Pr**k on and off the training ground and the atmosphere stank when he was around the place. He turned up when he felt like it, occasinally ran, but because he was a good scrummager he always got a game and knew he could get away with not giving a toss.

    Also, bad attitudes tend to catch onto other people as well.

    ORIGINAL: Skid

    year 9 how old is that ? 13/14... if i was at school and had the chance to spend my lunchtime keeping fit or pissing about down the park i know what id rather do, they are only kids if they dont wanna come its them missing out just stop the classes



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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 16:37:11 (permalink)
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    I think banning them would discourage them from exercise in the future and give them a form of complex. It's amazing what happens in your younger years that actually haunts you deep inside in your adult years. I'd have a chat with them and explain that you too are giving up your free time for their benefit and it would be good if you got some respect in return. Maybe they're not happy with what you're having them do so find out and change the class to something that will make them want to come back. If they like it enough then they'll want to come back again and again.
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    RE: Should I permanently ban these people from the fitness classes? 2006/07/17 16:40:37 (permalink)
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    Have you had a chat with your headmaster (or whatever they call them these days) about this? He/she might have some suggestions?

    Cheers

    MD
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