Fitness is a tool that will enhance the ability to participate in recreational activities.
Lately I have been thinking (even dreaming of) parkour as an important tool to promote and enhance the physical abilities of children. In fact I have a client who lists parkour as one of his likes. I design his sessions around the idea of parkour type exercises. Not only are the exercises increasing his strength and power (relative to his body) but balance and confidence in moving his body will only continue to grow.