Keeping Kids Active: Fun Workouts for the Family!

With the cold weather season, turning on Netflix and snuggling up on the couch can seem very appealing!  However, keeping kids active anytime of the year is important!  Brigette has put together a list of fun workouts and exercise-routines for the whole family to help keep everyone active all year around!

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Keeping Kids Active: Fun Workouts for the Family! 

One thing we want as parents is to raise healthy, active kids! A way to ensure that our kids stay healthy is to find different ways to incorporate a kids exercises into our children’s’ lives! Now, let’s be honest here… What kid really wants to work out because they have to? Most of the time, our kids are “working out” because they want to, it’s a natural part of a kid’s life! So, if you are wanting your family to become more active, especially together, try these fun “workouts”!

#1 Nike App 

I love using this app for my workouts. Yes, it is a real workout, but it is so much fun. Plus, you are able to pick your level of intensity and style. You can focus on agility, speed and strength. This app is a great way to incorporate workouts at home.

 #2 Obstacle Course 

This is probably one of my kids’ favorite things to do. At our place, we have several sets of steps and a ramp. I start the kids off by racing up a ramp, then they head and down the stairs and end with different hops, jumps or skips. Really anything you come up I’m sure they will love!

 #3 Wild Card 

This workout requires not only physical power but brain power as well! Take a deck of cards and 4 exercises. We pick jumping jacks, squats, pushups and high knees. Each suit equals one exercise and the number on the card represents the number of reps. For example, if hearts equaled squats and you drew an 8, then everyone would do 8 squats. This game requires a lot of energy and focus so get ready to flex those brain muscles as well!

#4 Hiking 

When going for a walk or hike, most of the time you don’t realize how much work you are putting in. Different terrains require different levels of effort. Plus, being outside and enjoying nature is a great for everyone.

#5 Bike Riding 

Much like hiking, riding bikes don’t seem like much of a workout. But it is actually one of the best you can get! Using your legs to power a bike holding your own bodyweight uphill or downhill is a sure way to get your hearts pumping!

#6 Simon Says 

You can turn this classic game into a fun workout by incorporating high energy movements. Add mountain climbers, jumping jacks or high knees to add more intensity for your older kiddos.

#7 The Gym 

Nothing beats the good old gym! My kiddos love going because there is a T.V lol. But gyms have many different elements when it comes to working out. There are treadmills for running or walking, bikes for riding, medicine balls for tossing and weights for lifting. The gym is a great way to ensure that everyone finds something they enjoy doing!

When it comes to physical activities for kids, there is one important rule. That is HAVE FUN! No matter what game or where you are, having fun will ensure you and your kids a great time!

From iFamily to Yours,

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