How Can I Workout With My Kids?
If time away from the kids to workout isn't an option, there are a surprising number of ways to get in some exercise with the kiddos.
The Playground Is A Gym
Taking the kids to the park? You would be surprised how many great exercises can be done using play equipment. Do pull-ups on the monkey bars, use park benches or swings to do modified push-ups, and do abdominal exercises on the slide. The possibilities are endless.
Walking Is Exercise
When all else fails, a brisk walk is a great way to get exercise. Walking burns calories, boosts metabolism and lifts mood. It is really a perfect exercise that requires no equipment, is low-impact and can be done with the kids.
Fun And Games
Playtime can be exercise time, too! Get creative with the kids, using some of your own favorite childhood activities to help you get in shape. Here are a few to get you started:
- Jump rope: This classic provides a serious cardio workout you can do at home or outdoors, and kids love it, too.
- Relay races: A fun way to get your heart rate up, burn calories and get your kids to run out some energy.
- Hula hoop: Work your core and have a blast with the hula hoop.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to get exercise in while taking care of the kids. Remember, a workout doesn't have to be an hour at the gym to be effective. You can do your exercise in smaller chunks of time at home, at the park and walking around the block.
Enlist The Help Of A Personal Trainer
If you’re having trouble reaching your fitness or weight loss goals, a personal trainer can help. Ralph Roberts is a personal trainer who has helped people just like you overcome the barriers and challenges that arise when starting a fitness routine. He can custom tailor an exercise program based on your goals, current level of fitness and lifestyle. His programs are perfect for busy people. Not only that, but a personal trainer can help you stay motivated and accountable. Find Ralph at the Downtown Athletic Club.