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Working Out With Kids

By January 7, 2010 23 Comments

exercisewithkidsAs a parent, it is vital that you are living the healthy lifestyle that you want for your child.  Saying one thing and doing another won’t work very well in the long run.  I encourage parents to get their own workouts in (away from the kids) but also get some workouts in while their kids are around, and at times climbing all over you.  Sure it won’t be quite as good of a workout, but it will get the kids excited.  I can’t tell you the number of adults I have worked with who have extremely poor nutrition and exercise habits.  I would estimate at least 80% of those came from a home that relied on fast food, pre-packaged box dinners, and lived a sedentary lifestyle.  Just think about what it is like today… far less activity and more and more junk is getting fed to our children than 30 years ago.  That is why experts believe that obesity is going to skyrocket even more in the next 30 years.

I had mentioned a week ago that I plan on making some workout DVDs that kids and parents can do together!  I am very excited for this challenge and opportunity.

I would like to share with you a story about a client of mine named Jen, who does MamaTone and Fit Moms For Life. She does an awesome job getting her kids involved with her workouts.  She also has some of the best arms you will see on a woman… Sorry Mrs. Obama.

What types of activities do you like to do with your kids?  Do you have any tips for parents out there?