VENICE, CA — Ashleigh Bravo thinks there should be a “Jane Fonda” for kids. And, she hopes she can be it.
Bravo, the creator of the Bravo Kids Workout, has a decade of experience in the industry, is a personal trainer and teaches a fitness class for children ages 6-8 in Los Angeles. She plays contemporary music to get the children warmed up and uses equipment, such as brightly colored exercise balls, to keep them active and entertained. The program is designed for children who need activity.
“Kids have such a short attention span that you need something that is fast paced, fun, has great music and really cool equipment,” Bravo said.
Bravo is bringing her children's workout to California public schools and Los Angeles-area gyms. She has written a book, What Would You Do For A Cookie?, and is launching a DVD that will be available in March. She hopes to expand to gyms across the West Coast this spring with the help of a “Train the Train” DVD and manual that shows certified aerobics instructors how to teach children.
“It's a lot of fun and very rewarding,” she said.