Enabling a Healthy and Fit Childhood

The seeds of healthy adulthood are sown in childhood. At FitterFly, we aim to guide parents and families towards fitness, right nutrition and good health, making sure that our kids embrace a future free of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The journey for a child at FitterFly begins with Fitness Assessments using world class technology and recommendations.

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Why Fitness Assessment?

Physically fit and active kids are happy kids. Childhood obesity and inactivity are on a rise across the globe and these together can lead to higher risk of early onset of serious diseases. Also, a thin or underweight child may not mean that the child is fit or healthy.

Even a seemingly active or playful kid might be lacking fitness on one of the important fitness parameters. Hence, the journey of a child towards fitness should start with a comprehensive Fitness Assessment.

Why Fitterfly Fitness Assessment?

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Through the FitterFly Fitness Assessment Methodology, we help identify a child's personal health related fitness levels and provide individual feedback. Our tests conform to the standards defined in Fitnessgram, a fitness assessment program by The Cooper Institute, USA and followed worldwide by over 35000 schools and 10 million students every year. We also take the best from the standards of ALPHA-FIT test battery, widely followed in Europe. A detailed mobile interactive, web interactive or a pdf report is sent to the parent on the spot, immediately after the test is over.

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What do we test in Fitness Assessments?

stamina

Aerobic capacity

Aerobic capacity is a measure of stamina. It determines the cardiovascular fitness of the child i.e. how much a child can perform an intense activity or play without getting tired. It is measured by the maximum oxygen consumed by our body during intense exercises. High aerobic capacity is required for good performance in sports and is associated with higher life expectancy. On the other hand, lack of exercise in childhood can later on lead to serious diseases. Hence, aerobic capacity testing in children is the most important fitness test in our FitterFly fitnessassessment methodology.

Musculoskeletal Fitness

Musculoskeletal Fitness

Musculoskeletal fitness is defined by the health of our bones, muscles and joints and is a combination of:

  • Muscular Strength is a measure of how much force our muscles can exert. It is the ability to lift a maximal amount of weight for one repetition. Handgrip test and Standing Broad Jump test measure muscular strength.
  • Muscular Endurance is a measure of how many times our muscles can repeat a specific exertion of force. It is the ability to lift weight lower than the maximum one can lift, as many times as possible. High levels of muscle endurance help in reducing injuries, improve stamina and sports performance. Curl Up test measures muscular endurance.
  • Flexibility is a measure of our overall mobility and the ability to bend. It is the range of motion available in our joints and denes their degree of normal motion. Back Saver - Sit & Reach test measures flexibility.

Body Composition

Body Composition

Body composition is a measure of our overall health and fitness level and is measured by calculating

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an estimate of the appropriateness of our weight in relation to our height.
  • Body Fat % is the proportion of fat weight compared to the fat-free weight of your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower proportion of body fat and a higher proportion of fat-free mass.

What do we test in Fitness Assessments?

stamina

Aerobic capacity

Aerobic capacity is a measure of stamina. It determines the cardiovascular fitness of the child i.e. how much a child can perform an intense activity or play without getting tired. It is measured by the maximum oxygen consumed by our body during intense exercises. High aerobic capacity is required for good performance in sports and is associated with higher life expectancy. On the other hand, lack of exercise in childhood can later on lead to serious diseases. Hence, aerobic capacity testing in children is the most important fitness test in our FitterFly fitnessassessment methodology.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal Fitness

Musculoskeletal fitness is defined by the health of our bones, muscles and joints and is a combination of:

  • Muscular Strength is a measure of how much force our muscles can exert. It is the ability to lift a maximal amount of weight for one repetition. Handgrip test and Standing Broad Jump test measure muscular strength.
  • Muscular Endurance is a measure of how many times our muscles can repeat a specific exertion of force. It is the ability to lift weight lower than the maximum one can lift, as many times as possible. High levels of muscle endurance help in reducing injuries, improve stamina and sports performance. Curl Up test measures muscular endurance.
  • Flexibility is a measure of our overall mobility and the ability to bend. It is the range of motion available in our joints and denes their degree of normal motion. Back Saver - Sit & Reach test measures flexibility.

Body Composition

Body Composition

Body composition is a measure of our overall health and fitness level and is measured by calculating

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an estimate of the appropriateness of our weight in relation to our height.
  • Body Fat % is the proportion of fat weight compared to the fat-free weight of your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower proportion of body fat and a higher proportion of fat-free mass.

Nutrition

Nutrition Assessment

Comprehensive nutrition analysis and consultation for children

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    7 day diary to be filled by parent or by the child.
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    Our nutrition engine analyses all the vital nutrients essential for growth and development of children.
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    The report generated adheres to ICMR reccomendations
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    Personalised diet plans

Nutrition Seminar For Parents

Parents are the gatekeepers for nutrition and hence health of their kids. Our nutrition seminars for parent groups help them understand how to give nutritious food to children for a healthy future

Nutrition Workshop For Kids

What better than kids themselves understanding what good and bad foods are. Our nutrition team engages kids at schools and in other groups in a playful way to make them adopt healthy foods.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Modern age has led to decrease in physical work for all of us. Kids used to walk or cycle to school, which has now been replaced by chauffeur driven cars.Outdoor playing has been taken over by video games at home. A sumptuous meal of nutritious, home-cooked food made by our mothers has been replaced by a big fat burger from a fast food joint. The result is an early onset of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, thyroid, obesity etc.The average age of onset of lifestyle diseases has decreased from 60 years to 30 years. Hence, starting the kids on the path of good fitness and healthy eating is the path to a fulfilling life and that is the aim of FitterFly.

  • Did you know that a child who looks active & lean may not be necessarily healthy or fit? Did you know that a seemingly plump child could be healthy & fit? Did you know that a child who plays sports very well could be low on a vital fitness parameter? The way a blood test reveals all that is going on within our body, a fitness assessment clearly reveals the health of our cardiovascular system, muscles & bones. Hence, it is important for every child to go through a fitness assessment, once every 6 months.

  • FitterFly Fitness Assessment is a set of tests that help us identify a child's fitness levels. The tests are non-invasive and test the stamina, body fat, body weight and the health of bones, muscles and joints of the child.Our tests conform to international fitness assessment programs of Fitnessgram (USA)& ALPHA-FIT (Europe) that are followed worldwide by over 35000 schools & 10 million students.

  • The FitterFly Assessment is a set of 9 tests that measure the following for the child:

    • - Stamina
    • - Body Composition (Height, Weight, BMI, Body Fat)
    • - Hand Strength
    • - Leg Strength
    • - Core Strength
    • - Flexibility
  • FitterFly Fitness Assessment can be taken by children above 5 years of age.

  • The comprehensive test battery for children above 9 years, comprises of 9 tests. For children between 5 and 9 years, we have the shorter version of the test battery, comprising of 7 age-appropriate tests.

  • Our fitness assessments are strenuous as we test the child’s extreme capacity on the various fitness parameters. However, in the past, children who have taken the tests have thoroughly enjoyed them.

  • We take all measures to ensure each and every child’s safety and the chances of getting injured during the tests are very low. We also suggest that the child wears proper running shoes, so that he/she doesn’t fall during the running test. At the time of test, we ensure that the children perform the tests according to their individual capacities and not try to compete with each other during the tests.

  • On the day of the test, kindly make sure that the child:

    • - Is wearing comfortable sport shoes, preferably ones without laces
    • - Is carrying a water bottle to maintain hydration
    • - Is wearing sports attire/uniform (for easy running, jumping & stretching)
    • - Does not eat anything at least 1.5 hours prior to the test.
  • Our tests and their methodology have been designed by senior fitness coaches with PhD in physical education. The machines and the testers are also trained well to conduct these tests in young kids. Finally, we have used cutting edge technology and algorithms to devise the final fitness score and tested its validity on various age groups of children. Hence, the tests and their reports are very reliable.

  • Our tests conform to the standards defined in Fitnessgram, a fitness assessment program by The Cooper Institute, USA and followed worldwide by over 35000 schools and 10 million students. We also follow the standards of ALPHA-FIT test battery, widely followed in Europe. Our fitness experts who are trained in child fitness have carefully curated the tests and their standards for Indian children. In addition, we are constantly developing our standards for higher accuracy.

  • We suggest the child to take the assessments once every 6 months to monitor the effectiveness of your child’s training program. Also, the changes and recommendations suggested by our team will take time to reflect in the child’s fitness score.

  • The assessments are currently being provided to children only through schools and societies, registered with FitterFly. However, for individual pricing and offerings, you can send us a query at fitness@fitterfly.inand we will get back to you.

  • Please send us a query at fitness@fitterfly.in and we will get back to you. Else you can ask your child’s school authorities to get in touch with us so that we can tie up with them. It is a matter of great pride for a school to conform to the highest standards of FitterFly standards.

  • Our fitness assessments are strenuous as we test the child’s extreme capacity on the various fitness parameters. The tests involve running, jumping, stretching and bending. We would suggest the child not to take the test, if you think that these can aggravate the medical condition that the child has.

About Us

Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Arbinder

    Singal

    Co-founder and director
  • Shailesh

    Gupta

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Jayesh

    Sawant

    Chief Product Officer
  • Priya

    Karkera

    Chief Pediatric Nutritionist
  • Prashi

    Mohan

    Head Fitness Services
  • Dr. Vandana

    Jain

    Chief Fitness Officer
  • Dr. Sarika

    Gupta

    Head School Engagement Program
  • Gill

    Sisters

    Child fitness Coaches

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