Kids have so many opportunities to use electronics, when screen time is over, encourage them to do as much as they can outside. Every once in awhile, it’s fun for them to exercise with you. Exercise time for adults is usually when we decompress before the day begins or after the day ends. It’s good alone-time. It’s stress-relief. But when kids see you working out, they want to do it too and that’s a great example to be setting for them. When they understand that Mommy or Daddy wants to take care of their body and try to keep it healthy and in shape, it motivates them to be healthy too. So sometimes we work out together. And … you might be surprised to discover that all will actually enjoy it.
Do a warm-up to get everyone limbered-up and ready. Don’t push them in any way. What’s most important is that they have fun doing it. If they are having fun exercising, then they always want to keep going. With a circuit-style workout, they can look forward to a change in the next exercise. Nobody gets bored doing the same thing for a long period of time. Have some music blasting. Music always makes exercise more fun.
STRENGTH BUILDING WORKOUT
GENERAL FLEXIBILITY ROUTINE
10 MINUTE SUPER KID WORKOUT
20 YARD DASH WORKOUT
Place cones 20 yards (60 ft) apart in a zig-zag fashion or pentagon. Start each exercise at each cone and then dash to the next cone. Repeat the circuit if desired.
Do several short sprints. Run along with the kids if you can to make it interesting.
This is similar to the sprints workout and it is a very good anaerobic workout that will really help in building their explosive strength