- Written by Queen Munguti for KenyaKidz
A skating studio in Lavington, Nairobi is offering Kenyan children a chance to learnhe activity as a way of encouraging them to have fun during the holidays.
“Rollerskating is a fun activity for children, one that they can enjoy during this long holiday,” said Agnes, the studio’s organizer. “It is also a way of encouraging children to keep fit.”
Indeed, according to an article by Rollerblade, an inline skating brand on the Benefits of Inline Skating it helps improve physical fitness and general well-being.
“According to medical research, rollerskating and Inline Skating rank in the top 3 activities that improve or maintain physical fitness and general well-being,” said the article. “It not only burns about 6 calories a minute, or 360 calories an hour, but also turns fat into muscle - a double benefit.”
For the skate studio in Nairobi, it is offering one hour sessions; “we conduct one hour sessions everyday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. So the children pick the best time for them to attend classes,” she said.
“We also provide the skating equipment so parents do not have to worry about more expense but other than skating, there will be other activities such as cycling, badminton, football, and art in our childrens’ play area.”
Parents are encouraged to provide snack and water for their children and they should go dressed in sports gear. Charges for a one hour session is Sh500 or Sh300 per week
To get in touch with them for more information or to book a session call them on 0727585639 or 0721 418225.