There's a magical age . . . one where fun, in its purest form, is the aim. Lucy is this age. Although she doesn't always want to go along with what I've planned, as long as I have my A-game on as a coach, she's right there . . . balancing getting stronger with having fun.
After being with us for over seven months, Lucy has come a long way. Initially shying away from all things resembling work, she will now get the workout done . . . knowing the game is not too far behind.
Here's my Q&A with this fun spirited 7-1/2 year old, second grader:
Q: What's your favorite subject? What do you like about it?
A: Art because you get to draw whatever you like.
Q: What’s your least favorite subject? What don’t you like about it?
A: Math, because it’s boring.
Q: If you gained superhero powers, what would they be…and how could you use them to make your life, those around you, or the world better?
A: To fly and get lost balloons that fly away. That would make this kids happy and not make the birds choke.
Q: If you had a money tree and enough rain and sun to keep it healthy, how would you spend it?
A: Send some of it to the poor and buy things for the poor. And maybe one thing for me.
Q: Provided all opportunities possible, what’s your ideal adult career?
A: Teaching 2nd grade.
Q: Since beginning our kids fitness classes, what do you feel best about?
A: The paleo sit challenge because I like it!
Q: What keeps you wanting to come to class again and again?
A: 1. to get stronger; 2. to have fun
Q: What’s your current skill goal that you want to achieve?
A: To get faster.
Q: If a friend was considering taking Kids in Motion, Kids Unplugged or Teens on the Move, why would you recommend they join?
A: You can get stronger if you come to class.
Always a joy to have in class, it is my pleasure to watch you improve, Lucy!