When I was a Personal Trainer in Austin, I always saw kids come into my studio with their parents overweight and out of shape. It was during that time I realized that if I wanted to make a big impression, I needed to make sure that parents knew that fitness for their kids is just as important as it is for them. If exercise is a major part of your life, it’s something you want everyone in the family to enjoy as well. That means getting the kids involved, making sure that they are active every day. Start them off with positive habits when they are young and they are more likely to embrace physical fitness when they grow up. When you want to make sure that fitness if a friend for kids of all ages, start them out right.
Fitness Toys Make Working Out Fun
Take a look on the market and you won’t believe the great fitness toys that are out there for kids. You can dive into CrossFit training with a kid’s kettle bell, a plyo box, a medicine ball, and a miniature barbell. When you are doing the workout of the day at home, your little buddy can be doing it along side you. It’s the best kind of imitation because it’s both fun and it’s starting good habits from an early age.
You’ll find that there are plenty of more options if you look even harder. From jump ropes to air walkers and workout benches, toy manufacturers have jumped on the band wagon. They see what adults are doing and know that kids want to be just like the grown ups in their lives. Make additions to your home gym by creating a section for your kids that is equipped with fitness toys that are the right size for little hands and feet. You’ll find yourself more motivated when the whole gang jumps into fitness fun.
Make Fitness a Part of the Family Routine
Once you pick up those fitness toys, get involved in a fitness routine for everyone. In the past, you may have went off to work out by yourself. Now you can set aside a time every day that is designated as exercise time. Set the kids up on their fitness toys while you go to work on the equipment for the grown ups. Everyone can do the same routine, but at their own pace and in a way that is appropriate depending on age. The more exercise you all get together, the happier and healthier you will be.
Seek Professional Help When You Want to Do More
If you feel that your efforts to involve the whole family are not enough, it’s time to go beyond your own back yard. Engage everyone you love in effective workout techniques that will improve strength, stamina, and your overall health. A family that works out together will have more fun playing together because they feel great. There’s no time like now to take your fitness efforts to a whole new level. Make it happen today.