Less is more, so I will keep this short, I am starting to post more to the website and less to social media as I believe we can get better content on here, and its great cause you are here cause you searched for something to do with your kids and you landed here; Thank you.
We have been coaching kids in both structured classes, and through our kids camp, in my 3 years of experience, I have taught over 3,000 kids, and the one thing they all have in common is that they are in fact kids. Every kid is different, every child has their own unique individual needs, but the one thing they all share is.. That they are kids. Kids deserve to be kids again, so when I set out to build OCR Academy, I wanted to change how people get into shape. I wanted to make it fun for people to get in shape, I wanted to bring recess back.
Parents say "man I wish I had this when I was a kid" The funny thing is, we did, it was called outside, we saw a rope attached to something we swing on it, we were dared to climb a wall, we did it, walk on top of the monkey bars like a bad a$$, we did it, we knocked on each others doors and got a game of man hunt started and played till we were hungry and went back outside and id it again, on rainy days or when we were tired, we went inside and watched a movie and played video games, our parents said we were lazy and when they were our age they did this... Sound familiar? Every generation has something, today its Netflix, you tube, and dare I say it.. Fort night. So todays generation has an obstacle to overcome, and OCRA is the solution.
As a father, I saw a need, I took my son out to play, and no one else was outside, I Rana. few OCR races, and well, the rest is history. We developed the program OFK (obstacle fit kids) as we saw an epidemic, Canadian kids are getting a failing grade in playing.. Our kids are on a high carb/sugar diet, and video games are now built with psychiatrist dictating what is contagious or not, training the programmers how to stimulate our Childs brain.. Excuse me but WTF?? Studies show that exercise and high fat/protein Diets are essential for every Childs over all health, yet they are addicted to technology.. Something has to change, and thats where OFK, PD days, Kids Camps, Open gym comes into play. Kids need to be kids again, and this is why I created OCR Academy, because I wanted to get kids active, I wanted to make a difference in the life of a child, this what each one of my staff want to do, I am very fortunate where each of my staff wants to be here, they share our passion for our youth.
If you are a parent and reading this, and worried your child is not performing to their full potential, don't worry chances are your parents thought that about you at one point while you were nose deep in Mario brothers, and Tetris, so don't worry they will be fine, as OCRA is here to stay.
Blogging thoughts from OCRA Team