Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gym Class

Sports are handled very differently in Germany. Each village has a private sports club or two (depending on its size) that anybody is welcome to join. Must clubs offer activities for every age group. This club has gym classes (similar to elementary school gym class) for 3 and under with parents, 4-5 year olds, and 6-9 year olds. It offers soccer for ages 3-adult. Aerobics classes for teens and adults, and a gym class for seniors. The best part is that membership fees are extremely cheap (around 50 euros/year for a family).

The thing that impresses me most about the sports system is how much the children help. These kids are 3-4 years old and are actually helping to put away the heavy equipment they used for class.

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