Thursday, October 25, 2012

Workout with the Kids for Free

I need to workout (story of my life) but I wanted to find something I would actually do that might be fun for my kids.  While I was reading a homeschooling mom's Facebook post I found some interesting ideas that other people posted.  This was one of them.  She said her kids really liked this jump rope video on Spark People.  I looked it up.  I hooked up our lap top to our TV and we all did this together this morning.  We did it without the jump rope and the kids really liked it and finished it all.

Its only 10 minutes.  I am going to try to do this at least three mornings a week before we start school.  After the video, I had them do 10 squats, 10 lunges on each leg, 10 push ups, 10 squats and holding a plank position for 10 seconds.  My 7 year old was the only one that made it through the whole thing.

I have always struggled with making exercise a habit but maybe we can start this habit with our whole family and it will carry them into adulthood.

I am going to try out some of the other 10 minute videos on Spark People and see if the kids like those too.

An added bonus - no equipment needed!

Anyone else out there have ways to workout with the kids?


  1. So is this something that happens post-shower, in regular clothes - like not super sweaty stuff? Not so big a deal for the kids, but maybe for mom?

  2. @Katy Hazard
    You can definitely do it and not sweat very much if at all. It is a good little workout though for you and the girls will love jumping.


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