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Supports for children and parents during COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a big impact on families across Ireland. Access to support is available for parents, children and teenagers through the following links below. It is important to get urgent help immediately if you or any members of your…

Back to School Anxiety

anxiety in children Anxiety, a word we are probably all very familiar with during these times. Whether it exists in our own daily lives or is affecting members of our family especially during repeated lockdowns. It is a normal response…

My Brand of Hope

What does a rainbow mean to you? Nearly a year to the day we began to see a lot of rainbows on social media and on the windows of homes across Europe. Many of these rainbows were drawn by children…

Kids and Digital Art Today

In the past year we have seen some amazing platforms come to life with some educational and creative influencers dominating channels like Youtube and Instagram. This time last year many kids were quite unknown to the world of Youtube and…

Creativity and Health in Lockdown

The concept of a link between creativity and mental health has been extensively discussed and studied by psychologists and other researchers for centuries (Wikipedia). But without going into the historical research let us have a look 3 different forms of…

Mad Hatter Easter Camp

Welcome to Heidi’s second online Easter Camp. The Mad Hatter Easter Camp will take place online on the first FitKidz with Heidi Birthday! This year the kids will fall down the rabbit hole into the magical world of Alice in…

Breathe through the storm…

Could it be possible that over ‘productivity’ and being too busy is a symptom of high functioning anxiety and a coping mechanism to dealing with a traumatic event? I think so and I believe we need to press the pause…

Managing children’s stress in lockdown

As we are 6 weeks into the 3rd Irish Lockdown, there is one word we all collectively resonate with. This word highlights what we feel which is absence and loss in our daily lives through social interaction and real connections.…

A Children’s Business, 1 Year Later……

It has nearly been 1 year since Heidi began her Zoom Online Art and Creativity Classes with kids around Wicklow which started at the end of February 2020 when the schools were closed for the first time. Since then children…

Teaching our kids to have a Victorious Mindset!

During Level 5 restrictions while children are home schooling there are many difficulties that parents and children face during repeated lock-down measures. Developing a positive mind-set is one of the most challenging and important skills that we can learn and…

Mentoring kids through Tibetan Life Experience

Everyone has a story, a history to where we are today. Here is a chapter to my story. I travelled the world in the 90s to find a purpose and mission that would guide me to understanding what exactly I…

Keeping kids active in lockdown

While Ireland embraces a full national lockdown and with schools closed it is vital to encourage kids to keep active every day for physical, mental and emotional health! But this is encouraged for all you family during these uncertain times. …

FitKidz Christmas Camp

It’s about that time of the Christmas when the kids need a bit of entertaining and creative excitement online with Heidi and no better time for kids to get busy learning a new skill! FitKidz Christmas Art Camp kicks off…

FitKidz Graduate with Individual Training

An exciting week for all FitKidz enrolled since September for an 8-week action packed course as they completed the popular FitKidz Programme being individually personally trained by Heidi herself under Level Three Restrictions.  The course commenced early September where groups…

FitKidz ‘Reloaded’ December 1st

While restrictions are set to lift to Level 3 in Ireland Tuesday December 1st, there is no stopping Heidi recommencing her children and fitness ‘group’ classes The FitKidz Programme!  Heidi is back for a busy month training all kids individually,…

Manga Kidz with Heidi

For the last two years Heidi has been working with artists, graphic designers and concept artists around the world to create a fitness programme that integrated the images of kids Heidi has worked with and trained. There has been months…

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas!

Coming to the end of November, no better time to start getting excited about Christmas and get the kids busy creating at home learning fun new skills in the run up to this festive day! There is a hype of…

Heidi and The Kid Warriors during Covid-19

Since March kids live group fitness classes have been a no go, a go, a might go, who knows? and and no go again. Such is the unpredictability of the fitness industry and schools offering dance and many after school…

Celebrating Kindness with Kids

Today is World Kindness Day! No better time to celebrate kindness during these uncertain times where many struggles are taking place globally due to many factors including COVID-19 lockdowns. How do you celebrate this day with your children? First up,…

Keeping a Warrior-Mindset during Lockdown

November 11th 2020, during our second national lockdown, we may all be experiencing many different levels of stress at the uncertainty of this predicament in Ireland’s COVID culture. While ‘hope’ glooms at a Christmas re-opening and a vaccine in Spring,…

Winter ‘skills’ online that stand out!

During these Winter months with kids activities on halt, no better time for children to learn a new skill!!! What is a skill? A skill is the ability to perform an action with determined results often within a given amount…

Kids, Kefir and a Healthy Gut!!!

Kids smoothies are easy to make, full of nutrition and make an adequate ‘snack’ that can be fun to make for a family activity. They can be made quickly using fruit and vegetables blended with low fat yogurt (dairy or…

Heidi trains children warriors of life!

“In life, you’re going to encounter hard times at some point. This means you must be prepared to endure hardships and find solutions at any moment. You must develop the mental toughness of a warrior that will enable you to…

Online After school Classes during phase 3

With Government announcement on further restrictions in place for the next month, rest assured FitKidz with Heidi has an abundance of after school classes kicking off online this Thursday starting with Acting on Screen for Kids. It is really important…

Using creative fitness to tackle teenage mental health issues

This last six months the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has indeed affected everyone’s mental health. This ‘new normal’ has had a profound affect on the way we all live and in particular these difficulties are highlighted among young teens and children…

Bubble to Bubble Fitness with Heidi

With schools back in action with the new POD / Bubble system it has become apparent that many after school activities are restricted this Autumn with HSE guidelines for keeping children safe. A ‘Class Bubble’ is a class grouping that…

Online, Halloween and Kids Crafts

No better time to get the kids excited with an array of exciting virtual activity this Autumn streaming from Heidi’s FitKidz Hub in Greystones, Wicklow! After School activities are extremely important to children’s development and while many of these activities…

Teen Warrior Training Launched

Delighted to announce “Teen Warrior Training”, a well needed devised programme for teenagers between 13-16 years old. New class for Teens starts Friday September 11th in person, online or Teen Personal Training outdoors and upcoming at Glenview Leisure Club.   Teen…

Kids Growth Mindset Training During COVID-19

As sports clubs re-open and children return to their usual activities end August and September one may ask what exactly is your child learning from specific sports and how exactly is this sport or skill helping your child during COVID-19…

Remarkable role models for children!

Today’s message is for all children. “You can do anything you aspire too”! Even as the days begin to look a bit bleak during COVID-19 I think it is important to celebrate remarkable people during extraordinary times and pass these…

Graffiti Club: Children’s Art in Lockdown

Why is Graffiti art good for children? It is super easy, fun and fantastic for kids creative expression when encouraged to develop in the right way. From the comfort of home, online,  kids and parents can engage in drawing a…

The Irish Children’s Zen Master

The FitKidz Programme has been developed over the last two years with one aim: create a community of happy, healthy and confident children through fitness with a twist! And what exactly is that twist? It is an action packed ‘creative’…

Schools Reopening – Warrior Children’s Training!

With the government announcement on Friday 24th July, Irish children will be returning to school late August and September. A long awaited government plan now seems to be in place reiterated by Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Education Norma…

COVID Inspired Children’s Badges

Delighted to release the beautifully designed COVID Badges that were inspired by all the children online during Irish Lockdown from March 22nd to this very day July 18th 2020. The online classes were designed with a creative touch to help…

The Children of Hope, Confidence and Creativity 2020!

What I have learned over the last 4 months while online with children is the importance of distilling ‘hope’ through all my different classes online and of late in person. As a verb, it’s definitions include: “expect with confidence” and…

Welcome to my new website “FitKidz with Heidi”!

It has been an amazing journey since March 19th, what started with kids videos soon developed into jumping online Zoom with children during lockdown. As the early days proved difficult it has always been important to keep the connection going…

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