It’s clear our children are less active and more overweight than past generations with screen time and video games often to blame. In New Zealand, the recent Dunedin Study found teenagers are less physically fit and weigh more than their parents did at the same age.

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This has sparked a trend of fitness classes tailored to children. Gyms are offering classes from pilates to squats and press-ups for kids.

"Being outside is great, but this is more structured and it's a great way of creating habits for the future," Gosia Salisz, group fitness manager, told RNZ .

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