How to Fit In Exercise with Kids

How to Fit In Exercise with Kids

How to Fit In Exercise with Kids

For those of you who are parents, you will be well aware how difficult it is to fit In exercise with kids around.

I wanted to share with you some ideas on how you can continue to be active and exercise during the summer while also having the kids around.

Change of Mindset

Acknowledge that your workouts will change, you will get interrupted more and you probably won’t get as much done as you would exercising on your own. Give yourself some credit and praise for just trying!  

Make an Assault Course

If you have space in the garden or in the living room, challenge the kids to make an assault course with different obstacles. Think laundry basket to throw things in, sofa cushions to climb over/under, logs to balance on, shuttle runs. Time each other and see who can get around it the quickest. 

Involve The Kids In Your Exercise Plans

Can you get out for a walk? Do some kid’s yoga (again better than nothing!). Can you challenge the kids to make up walks to look like different animals? There are also lots of floor-based exercises that you can do while you are playing with the kids on the floor.

The Playground Is Not Just For Kids!

Get on the monkey bars, do some squats as you push the swings, walk along the balance bars. Basically, play more! 

Shorten Your Workouts

Not all workouts need to be an hour long to be productive. By breaking your workouts down in to smaller chunks of time, you can fit in some exercise and movement while the kids are entertained.

Let Me Help You Fit In Exercise with Kids

If you want an easy-to-follow exercise programme, then look at my Holiday Fit Club. All of the sessions are under 30 minutes long, including warm-up and cool-down. You don’t need any special fitness equipment and the workouts are suitable for all fitness levels.

Published by Aimee Pearce

Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist in Functional Fitness

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