making active fun
Developing a love of being active at an early age is so important. With screen time increasing, we are seeing significant health issues with over 25% of Australian children today classified as overweight or obese. The key is to make being active FUN and ACHIEVABLE for all kids (not just the sporty ones)
Many adults we speak to really want (and need) to exercise more but don't know where to start or how to motivate themselves. Our regular 6 Week Run Challenges are a great way to work towards a running goal in a supportive small group environment. Our coaches get such a buzz seeing people become regular confident runners following a 'Run Challenge'.
Check out our active programs for kids and adults below.
Achieve a 5.7km or 10km running goal. Develop your running in a supportive motivational environment - includes 2 sessions per week from an accredited run coach. Contact Jim on 0450 379 810 if you have any queries.
This popular session is all about fun, using games and team activities to develop running skills and improve technique. This is a great session to engage kids and keep them fit and active!
For the kids that love running - this program provides coaching in agility, speed, technique and endurance at a level appropriate for their age and in a supportive group environment. Our experienced coaches make sessions fun and encourage kids to work towards an achievable running goal.
From 1km - 100km, our run coach Jim Poussard has planned, trained for and successfully completed 100's of running events.
Jim has coached kids and adults from beginners to state level athletes and can help you with:
To discuss how Jim can help you, contact him on ph. 0450 379 810 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Active Goal-Setting seminars can be delivered to primary or secondary school children as well as school sports teams. We discuss the SMART goals methodology as a way to help school kids achieve their sporting goals.
Using funny and engaging stories, our seminars provide practical tools for school kids to achieve active goals. All participants receive a goal-setting worksheet that they can use to help them work towards an active goal.
Active Goals Australia offers coaching for school cross country teams in the lead up to school, district, division or higher level competitions. Our experienced coaches have trained X-C students to state level and we aim to balance outcomes with enjoyment. Contact us for more information.
Want to present a PE session that's a little different? Active Goals Australia can come to your school and deliver professional and engaging run clinics to primary school students.
Contact us for more information or to book a session.
Our fantastic Active Kinder Kids program builds foundation run-jump-throw skills as well as fair play and confidence.
Active Goals Australia can partner with your kinder to deliver weekly term-based sports programs for children aged 3-5.
To help you decide if Active Kinder Kids is right for you, we would love to come along and run a session at your centre for FREE. For all the details, view our Active Kinder Kids information brochure and give us a call to discuss your requirements.
Located in Mordialloc Victoria, Active Goals Australia is a small business passionate about getting adults and kids active for life. We do this through our engagement with schools, kindergartens, businesses, community groups and individuals.
Our services include:
All our services aim to build a love of being active by making sessions fun, positive and engaging. Our coaching staff are experienced Athletics Australia-accredited coaches who have significant experience engaging with both children and adults.
Jim Poussard is Active Goals Australia's head coach and facilitator.
Jim teaches athletics and running skills to over 500 school children each term in his role as a Level 2 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia. Jim is well regarded by parents and teachers alike for his professionalism and ability to engage with children.
Jim loves to keep active. He has completed over 35 marathons and is coach of the Mordialloc Social Running Club. Jim has 3 children in primary school and loves to eat chocolate (in moderation).
At Active Goals Australia, we strive to develop in adults and children a love of physical activity. Too often we see people made to play a sport, run laps of an oval or train for a fun run in ways that are not motivating or enjoyable. We use goal-setting and positive engagement to make ACTIVE fun.
We believe that an important starting point is to ask the questions, what are your active goals and why is being active important? For school age kids and adults, this can provide a key ingredient to motivate them and make a plan to achieve an active goal. That's why our school and adult programs include this discussion on goals. For kindergarten children, goals may be as simple as learning a skill or demonstrating fair play and of course having fun!
When we talk about goals, we refer to the concept of SMART Goals; Specific - Measurable - Achievable - Relevant - Time-based. At our school presentations and adult coaching sessions we ask participants to think through their active goals using a SMART Goals worksheet. From our work with many people over the years and our own experiences, we know that this can be a powerful tool to identify, motivate and support people to reach their active goals.