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  • 7 Alternatives to Throwing a Kids’ Birthday Party at Home.
    February 5, 2024 | Kids Fun
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER   What’s Worse: Labour Pains or Children Birthday Parties? Throwing a birthday party at home for your child is a lot like giving birth. There’s lots of lead up time and preparation, the event is eye-wateringly painful and completely exhausting with a rush of complete joy once it’s over. […]
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  • Parenting AND Keeping Up With the Jones’s
    January 1, 2024 | Parenting
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER As the dust settles and the long second half of the school holidays stretches out into January, I find myself questioning whether I’m doing it all wrong. In the effort to keep up with the Jones’s and the idea of a perfect summer holiday, I often feel exhausted (and […]
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  • Hardwiring health into your children.
    November 30, 2023 | Parenting
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER We put our Christmas tree up this week in a tradition that involves me sweating buckets as I dust off and drag out boxes of decorations from the garage. Frankly, it feels pretty weird. For this Seattle USA born and bred girl, watching Santa turn up in boardshorts on […]
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  • The Key to Our Children’s Health and Wellbeing: Confidence
    October 30, 2023 | Parenting
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER Building confidence in our children was so easy at first, wasn’t it? When they’re babies and toddlers, we can dish out smiles and praise for anything from holding a fork to waving hello. But as they develop and begin to interact with others (not just doting parents) that self-esteem […]
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  • Championing the Champions: MyFirstGym and Barnardos Australia.
    September 14, 2023 | Charity
      This month MyFirstGym is aiming to inspire movement in a different kind of way. It’s an issue close to our hearts and one we know many in our community are passionate about too. In a perfect world, every child would have the opportunity to access programs like ours, but not all do due to circumstances outside […]
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  • Why is exercise important for neurodivergent children.
    August 30, 2023 | Parenting
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER   MyFirstGym on any given day can be a busy, loud and dare I say, even chaotic place to be. There’s music playing, excited shouting and laughter, kids jumping, balls flying and coaches exercising control and encouragement over it all. For parents of neurodivergent children, the very thought of […]
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  • Tech-Driven Fitness is the Future at MyFirstGym.
    July 28, 2023 | Parenting
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER   MyFirstGym is proving that wearable smart technology isn’t just for adults and elite athletes. We’ve developed the MyMovementBuddy, Australia’s latest fitness technology tailored specifically (and safely) to kids, and it is a game changer. Designed for children and families, and developed purposefully to inspire more movement, the MyMovementBuddy […]
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  • How much exercise should your child do?
    June 25, 2023 | Parenting
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER 180 minutes.  That’s the amount of time children under five years of age are supposed to be engaged in physical activity each day. Three hours. Not even the first Avatar went that long! For children under 17 years of age, the Australian Government Department of Health recommends a more achievable benchmark […]
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