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Family Workouts Equal Family Unity
Use planning, creativity, and fun to work out as a family. Exercise together and see the benefits in more than just physical health.
Use kid-friendly exercise equipment • Ride your bike with a kid trailer for a more intense workout. • Jump rope together. • Strap your baby to your front or back and take a walk together. • Use a jogging stroller for little ones. • Ask the older ones to push the stroller while you jog.
Take an exercise class together • Parent-child yoga classes can help create a peaceful body and mind. • Sign up for kickboxing, karate, and other active sports for pre-teens. • Take a swimming class with your baby. If your teens are on a swim team, swim laps while you wait for them to finish their workout.
Squeeze in 10 minutes of family activity before school and dinner • Encourage the early risers to join in a 10-minute stretching routine. • While dinner is in the oven, lead your family in a 10-minute aerobic workout. • Ask family members to teach everyone a favorite move they learned.
Use the TV to focus the family on fitness • Pop in a fitness DVD instead of a movie – or as a 15-minute “preview” to movie night. • Tune in an exercise show and try some new moves. • Move like the characters on an action show instead of just sitting and watching them exercise!
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