Making Fitness for Kids FUN!

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Getting moving indoors is kind of tough sometimes.

Lately, its been so hot outside that we can’t really spend too much time out there. And then even when we are out there, the last thing any of us want to do it any amount of work [or running... or anything that will break us out in a sweat].

I recently put together a list of 12 gross motor activities to do inside when it’s too hot out like this. But we’ve found another outlet too that I want to share with you. I was able to get my hands on a way to do fitness with the kids at home. Adventures to Fitness was so generous to let me try out one of their fitness programs!

Adventures to Fitness for kids!

Literally having the kids really exercise inside! I think this is especially important for kids that don’t get enough activity each day or don’t have the chance to go outside to run and play.

Making Fitness for Kids FUN!

The Adventures to Fitness program worked great in the morning with my kids to get them up and going [instead of causing trouble with each other or just watching a show], as well as myself! We streamed it on the laptop, but DVDs are also available.

The adventure we’ve been on is Colonial Chaos. I was shocked! I haven’t done intentional exercises in years [bad mom], so I struggle to get through it! Henry’s a trooper though. He stayed with the program, he did ask for a break at about 25 minutes in [it's a 30 minutes program] and then got right back to it.

On top of it being physically challenging, there’s also learning opportunities throughout the program. Although it was a little beyond my 5 year old, it was full of historical information of the colonies [think Independence Day, the Pilgrims, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere]. I think kids just slightly older would really get a kick out of all the information it has and be able to better understand the flow of the program. Heck, it was quite a refresher for myself!

Making Fitness for Kids FUN!

But Henry just thinks its fun to jump, climb and leap throughout it. His favorite though is Mega Mode: running as fast as he can.

I’m looking forward to trying out their other DVDs [or streaming it like we did with this one], especially this one that I have to give away: Adventures to Fitness: Serengeti Stampede!

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Henry is 5 years old.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored review I did on behalf of Adventures to Fitness.

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Comments

  1. Marci says

    All my girl needs is the trampoline and water and we can stay busy and active for a long time! I think a trampoline is a great investment I would love to try this program out!

  2. Kimberly says

    we do about 10 minute doing jump n jacks, crunches, push ups, dips. The boys run around the house constantly

  3. Jessica Bancale says

    I work with young children with special needs and we have a motor lab time. This would be great to have for this time on our school day!!!!

  4. brandi hawn says

    me and my boys take a 2 mile walk everyday around our neighborhood, they ride their scooters or bikes and i walk. we also put music on from the music channels on tv and dance around for about an hour everyday :)

  5. Elizabeth B says

    I have found it challenging because except for a few months in the year, the weather here is either too hot or cold to play outside much. But when it is nice we go to parks, have races, chase each other. My little ones are very young, so a little exercise goes a long way for them!

  6. Joni Owada says

    We do a lot of outdoor things together, hiking, throwing balls, jump rope.
    We need more things to do inside and this would be fantastic

  7. Tiffiny Duke says

    We stay fit by doing 20 minutes of something fun together, its on the chore chart! We ride bikes, run through the sprinklers, a DVD or play tag. Its fun!

  8. Meghan says

    My favorite way is taking the boys on nature trails! Today we saw a snake, and we take beaks to listen to birds!

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