'Have a childhood' Fans slam the Beckhams for allowing 12-year-old Cruz to exercise in gym

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Victoria and David Beckham's parenting choices have come under fire after fans noticed their 12-year-old son Cruz seemed to be exerting himself on a rowing machine in the gym, with many questioning if he's old enough.

Victoria and David's youngest son Cruz took to Instagram to post a video of himself working hard in the gym with his dad and eldest brother Brooklyn.

The pre-teen could be seen using a rowing machine to exercise fairly vigorously, visibly huffing and puffing as he worked up a sweat.

Dressed for the occasion, the 12-year-old sported a black on black gym outfit, featuring sports leggings layered under Adidas shorts with a black t-shirt.

The clip, which was captioned simply, 'Gym with @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham 😜' has had 196,527 views so far.

But despite the youngster appearing to enjoy himself, some fans have voiced concerns that he is too young to be working out in a gym, with some worrying that he should be enjoying his childhood and taking part in sports instead.

One follower commented on Cruz's age, having turned 12 in February, 'He like 11 that must not b healthy'.

Many more agreed with similar comments such as 'You're still a child', 'You are too young for this' and 'How old is he'.

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Others were even worried for Cruz's health, with some commenting with fears that using gym equipment at a young age could damage his growing muscles.

One fan wrote, 'Its actually bad to work out when your a kid your muscles get damaged' and another said, 'Its not good for the health of a little child'.

However for one follower it was Cruz's childhood that seemed most at stake, writing, 'ur like 10 eat a donut 🍩 and hav a child hood concentrate on that when ur 14'.

Another Instagram user seemed to agree, commenting on the idea that children generally get their exercise from sports and not inside a gym, 'Do sports not gym!'

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Would you let your 12 year old use a gym? Do you think some exercise is better than no exercise? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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Andrea Dalziel

Our local gym runs classes for 10 - 15 year olds and my 12 year old daughter is desperate to join! It's called junior gym and the children are supervised while working out, so I really don't see a problem with it. There are plenty of parents making their children exercise to excess to get to a professional level in sports such as tennis, swimming, running etc., so why would anyone complain when the Beckhams are just encouraging their children to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle? Just goes to show that you can't please everyone....


FFS!! Leave them be! I hardly think that someone like David Beckham, who's been involved in sport and associated exercise for years, is going to let any of his children do something which would be detrimental to their health. How do you suppose that rowers get their training? it sure doesn't happen overnight! Leave Cruz be and if he wants to do some rowing in his spare time then good on him - it's better than sitting on a settee playing video games and eating sweets, chocolates, etc. XX

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