Parents advertise for personal trainer to help their children to lose weight

Two parents have posted a job advert in search of an £80-an-hour personal trainer to help their six and 11-year-old kids lose weight.

The London based couple are desperate to prevent their two children becoming overweight and are trying to encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle early on.

In the advert the mother claims that she and her other half ‘both had a bad time in school’ due to their weight and do not wish for their children to have the same experience.

She added that her boy, 11, has already experienced some bullying in school and is on a mission to get him to lose weight and gain confidence before he joins secondary school in a month’s time.

Both added that none of the gyms in their area will accept anyone under the age of 15.

The advert was posted on the Childcare.co.uk website a week ago.

It asks that the personal trainer will carry out one-hour sessions four days a week, using a mixture of cardio and resistance exercise.

Also asked of the successful candidate is to track the childrens’ diets and have a sound understanding of kinesiology and nutrition.

As the children are at school until 3.20pm, working hours can be between 4pm and 9pm every day.

Specific times will be agreed upon the appointment of the candidate.

While the parents claim in the advert that they are fitness enthusiasts, they only began living a healthy lifestyle in their late twenties.

They added that they suffered from lack of confidence, bullying and depression in their earlier life – which they never want their children to experience.

Richard Conway, founder of Childcare.co.uk told the MailOnline: "It’s clear that this advert has come from a good place, but I’m not sure about enforcing exercise on a child as young as six.

"Obviously, it’s great to want to help their kids have a healthy lifestyle and improve their self-confidence, but I hope that the exercise isn’t too much for the kids and that they actually enjoy it.

"Bullying at school is every parents’ worst nightmare, and I think it’s admirable that these parents are giving their children the foundations to be confident, happy and healthy people, even before they’ve gone to secondary school.

"As much as a ‘children’s PT’ sounds like an odd job role, I think there could be a real basis for it if done right."

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