Exercising with your kids

It can be hard to find the time to get to the gym, particularly if you have kids.

We are all aware of the obesity epidemic in this country, and of the sad reality that a large number of those affected are children. Whether you feel that both you and your children should become more active for health reasons; or simply that it would be a fun and positive way to spend quality time together, why not include them in your exercise routine?

When considering fitness for children, it is important to emphasise activities as fun rather than simply hard work. Make enjoyment the priority!

Family fun workout

Warm up: 5 minute jog

100 x star jumps (this can also be a fun way for the kids to practice counting!)

20 x hop scotch jumps on the left legĀ (balance on the left leg and take 20 small jumps forward)

20 x hop scotch jumps on the right leg

10 x push ups on the knees

10 x sprint lay downs (sprint about 50 metres, lay flat on your stomach on the ground, then jump up and repeat)

50 x can-can kicks (with hands on hips, complete front kicks, alternating legs)

60 seconds of shadow boxing

Cool down & stretch!

Felicity Daley

Felicity Daley

As a personal trainer, Felicity's philosophy is to take a balanced approach. Health is multifaceted and fitness means something different to every individual. A combination of muscular strength, physical endurance, agility and coordination, stability, nutrition, rest and mental and emotional wellbeing is essential in a well-rounded lifestyle. Felicity's aim is help you to achieve your goals in these areas by offering the support, motivation and information needed to do so!

You May Also Like

Wellbeing & Eatwell Cover Image 1001x667 2024 05 01t104739.731

Running Drills

Wellbeing & Eatwell Cover Image 1001x667 2024 01 24t114247.765

Rest, roll and recover

Wellbeing & Eatwell Cover Image 1001x667 2023 10 04t100330.827

Unlock the Power of Your Gluteal Muscles

Wellbeing & Eatwell Cover Image 1001x667 2023 09 04t150831.727

Osteopathy’s Role in Fauntine’s Olympic Breakdancing Journey