THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROLLER SKATING. IT MAKES YOU SMILE IT’S SOMETHING YOU CAN DO WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY
As anyone who has skated will tell you, skating is a workout! Participants will burn anything from 300 to 600+ calories per hour. Regular skate sessions can help achieve long-term aerobic benefits as well as improve recovery and endurance levels. For many “non-sporty” youngsters, skating offers an opportunity to gain much-needed exercise in a non competitive, fun environment.
Core, hip, and leg muscles all benefit from regular skate sessions and lower back, shoulder and upper arms are also used for balance and stability.
Proprioception, Balance and Co-ordination
All three of these have been proven to benefit from regular skate sessions. Specific drills and games incorporated not only in our organised teaching sessions but also our public sessions help participants to develop these essential skills.
- Skating is extremely low impact on joints.
- Skating can often accommodate certain mental (autism, dyspraxia etc) and physical disabilities which could normally limit sports participation.
- Many youngsters do not see skating as a sport, but as more of a “cool” hobby, hence the number of youngsters who join our sessions who would normally gain benefit from little or no exercise outside of school-time.
- Skating is a very social sport and offers participants an opportunity to interact in a fun, non competitive environment. Interaction is actively encouraged during teaching and general skate sessions by way of group and individual drills and games.