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 leg (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!