Over a third of UK children do less than an average of 30 minutes a day of physical activity.

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England, 2019

So where are we going wrong?

Simply put, we know that children are not moving as much, playing as much or doing as much as previous generations. And the fundamental issue is that children do not learn basic movements early on which they can take with them as they develop into adults.

What is the The Animal Lab?

The Animal Lab aims to address this, encouraging and inspiring children to be physically competent and giving them a foundation upon which to build their physical activity throughout their life.

Focusing on developing a “movement vocabulary”, our programme is formed around 10 levels and based on 7 core movements : Squat, Push, Pull, Hinge, Rotate/Brace, Lunge, Land/Jump.

The Animal Lab’s programme will guide children through each of the 10 levels which they will pass according to their competency (using The Animal Lab checklist) and according to their age group.

Who is The Animal Lab for?

The Animal Lab is designed for physical educators in schools, teams or clubs who are looking for something fun and a little different to get their pupils moving competently. Subscribers will have access to interactive videos on social media, educational resources and personal support along the way.

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