Fundamental Fitness and Athletic development centres are based in and around the Reading area and have strong links to both Reading Athletics Club and Bracknell Athletics Club. They have been created to get more children involved in sports and to help improve their health and physical ability. Whilst our fitness and athletics training sessions are designed to help your child develop their sporting standard, the main aim of the sessions is to get as many children as possible to have fun, gain self-confidence and enjoy being involved in exercise. There is strong evidence that physical activity has numerous health benefits for children, both physically and mentally. By taking training right back to basics, this allows students to build a far stronger foundation and they will see a much greater increase in athletic performance in whichever sport they choose to pursue. We will start out by working with the fundamental movements, and as athletes progress and have a stronger platform for performance, we then begin to work on developing training skills and further physical abilities that help underpin the more advanced technical skills. Skills such as agility, balance, co-ordination, endurance, flexibility, speed and strength will all be developed through our training programs as well as the basics in the majority of athletic disciplines. Children will also learn the importance of warming up ready for exercise, and cooling down afterwards. Doing these effectively will help them achieve a greater level of performance and reduce injury risks.