Kid-Friendly Workout

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

1. Front Lunges

a. Begin in a standing position with your feet about hip width apart

b. Step forward into a front lunge, making sure to keep your knee behind your toes and lower down as far as is comfortable

c. Push through your heel and return to your standing position 

d. Repeat on each side 10-12 times

2. Jumping Jacks

a. Start in a standing position with your feet together and arms at your sides

b. Jumping lightly, separate your feet as far as is comfortable while simultaneously bringing your arms above your head

c. Return to the starting position

d. Repeat 25-30 times

3. Squat with Front Kick

a. Begin in a standing position with your feet about shoulder width apart

b. Lower down into a squat, going as low as is comfortable for you

c. Return to stand and, balancing on your left leg, kick your right foot out in front of you

d.  Lower into a squat and when you come back up, kick with the opposite foot

e. Repeat 10-12 times on each side

4. Crab Walks

a. Start in a seated position on the floor with your palms on the floor behind you and feet flat on the floor

b. Raise your booty slightly off the ground and use your hands and feet to walk 8-10 paces backwards

c. Using the same motion, move forward back to where you started

d. Backwards and returning to the starting position counts as one repetition

e. Repeat 3-5 times

5. Hover Planks

a. Begin in a quadruped position on your hands and knees, curling your toes under to support your feet

b. Exhale and slowly lift your knees a few inches off the ground and hold that position for 3-5 seconds

c. Inhale and return back to the starting position

d. Repeat 10-15 times

6. Single Leg Raise

a. Begin on your back with your left leg bent with that foot flat on the ground and your right leg extended straight out 

b. Exhale and keeping your lower back on the ground, raise your right leg into the air as far as you can

c. Controlling the movement all the way down, lower your leg back to the starting position

d. Repeat 10-12 times on each side

Keep in mind that these exercises are just a starting point – there are so many ways to be active with your kids! And as you can see in this video, you can have a lot of fun when working out together. In fact, you might get a little extra ab work from all the laughing you will do! 

Exercising is a great way to spend quality time with your kids while at the same time showing them how to be healthy and take care of their bodies. Give this kid-friendly workout a try with your crew today!

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