Active Parents Active Kids is a new non-profit association which helps parents and children to be active together. It was founded by three parent volunteers, in partnership with 50 sports coaches, in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland in 2020.
Our vision is to ensure that all families have free, easy access to physical activity and sport.
From September, 2020, we will organise free events in Lausanne and Vaud, Switzerland, so families can try new sports and physical activities. You don’t need to be sporty or have any experience – all our sessions are adapted to beginner and advanced level.
What sports will we offer?
Yoga | Basketball | Street dance | Circuit training | Football | Pilates | Inline skating | Swimming | Boxing | Judo | Cycling | Skiing | Games | Ice skating | Hiking | Trampoline | Horse riding | Walking | Circus | Hockey | Indoor & outdoor climbing |
Snow shoeing | … & more
What can families expect from our sessions?
A friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The chance to try sports at beginner level and up.
Fun with no judgement.
The opportunity to make new friends.
- Global Design Challenge award to help sports tackle Covid-19Active Parents Active Kids has been selected as a landmark project to tackle challenges facing sports and physical activity due to Covid-19.
- Parents take 5 to 15 years to get back to sport after the birth of a childThe Sport Switzerland 2020 study reported it takes dads at least five years – and mums 15 – to become as active as they were before their baby.
- Parent behaviour is biggest influence on children’s physical activity levelsThe most significant factor in whether children are physically active is the example set by their parents, says a leading sports scientist.
Let’s try new things together.
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We can’t wait to see you with your family!
To suggest a sport or an activity, or to join our network as a sports coach, association, business, partner or sponsor, please email us. We’d love to hear from you.