We took long walks everyday to look at birds, trees, dogs, etc.
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1,834 3/1/13 8:12 P
Pretty much anything outside, make a game out of plyometrics (we have 2 boys, so we have a lot of "Jedi training" or "ninja training", etc.) Weather/winter season, Wii Nickelodeon fit is good and we've found they like doing EA Sports Active with us, but you can do plyo with them inside, too. Bear crawls, crab walks...
Do you have a park close by? We take the kids to the park and try to do this daily weather permitting. Now me and hubby don't sit on the bench and watch them, we get on the play equipment and do it together. Like the slide, swings, climbing etc. We also do leg lifts, squats, push ups and a bunch more exercises all while we are at the park. This way we get our workout in and the kids have fun playing too. Just a suggestion, not sure if this would work for you and we try to stay at least an hour, so its a good amount of time to workout.
You said you were in Tx right? Do you play tag with them? Even as a kid that one always felt like a serious workout! lol
Jump rope comes to mind too.
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2/26/13 9:28 A
When my daughter was 3 we had a Yoga video she really enjoyed. It was a ritual to get our "mats" (bath towels) and spread them on the rug in front of the tv. I believe the title was "Yoga Kids" but I can't remember the company who produced it, sorry! Not that it's a video, but we always walk on vacation, as much as is possible. We're in a small town so we tend to vacation in cities as a treat. We see so much more of the places we visit when walking and get to meet some wonderful people.
Go for a walk or hike together. Turn on music and just dance together. My dd loved having a "dance party" when she was younger.
My dd is almost 13 and she likes some active video games. We have Just Dance 2 and Walk It Out for Wii.
I don't do it with my dd but Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds dvd's are pretty easy to follow.
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413 2/23/13 4:33 P
I have a step aerobics book that teaches you all the different moves and has 2 routines in the back for beginner and intermediate. You can actually make up your own, but I like the ones they have. We all do the routine together - found steps of the same type (over time) at the resale shop for each of us - and the kids love it. My younger one (6) just moves up and down on the bench - and she likes it. The older kids try their best to follow along. I try to go through the moves slowly with them at first - so they get the hang of it. They love it!
Also have a video by Jane Fonda - Fun House workout. They have a cd with 2 workouts - one for older kids and one for younger ones. My kids love both workouts but my youngest definitely likes the younger kid workout better.
My youngest 2 love Elmocize. If you wanted to have a fun time (but not necessarily a serious workout for you) - the kids love it. I turn it on for them when they want to exercise on their own.
I cannot explain why - I have always heard about those videos for walking (you step in place, essential - with Leslie Sandsone (I think).) Anyway - my youngest loves them - and the walking video for Biggest Loser. I think it is more fun for them because they are easier moves - that don't require a lot of memory of moves. I could easily see something like this being a good way to workout with the kids if you like those type of videos. I don't - but while my youngest does that - I try to do the same moves on my trampoline.
Hope you find something that works, Sumay
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2/16/13 10:51 P
I love using the Kinect for fitness. We, as a family, play Just Dance and Zumba games. For videos, anything with music is fun for kids, even if they are not old enough to follow along with the moves. I have a 10-month-old, and he loves to watch me, and claps and wiggles along with the music.
Another place to look at exercise videos is Amazon. I love that people have already reviewed them. Then I use that information in order to inform my purchase (or to get them from the library!)
Don't forget that walking is also great. If you can throw in intervals that's even better. When my kids and I go for a walk, sometimes they decide when we'll add in jogging. I often find that they push me much harder than I'd push them!
Other ideas include jumprope and any other games. Even if you can work it in for 10 minutes at a time, it helps, and short bursts sometimes feel more do-able than long ones.
Take care and good luck! I'll be looking in to see if anyone gives you more ideas that I can use, too!
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2/13/13 2:05 P
I'll definately check out that site thanks. I don't have a wii but I have the xbox kinect, my older daughter always wants to do it and she does have the just dance game but my little one isn't big enough for it yet and I didn't want to leave her out. We do kick the soccer ball around in the yard but don't have a hoop and we live in texas so no sledding going on here lol. I don't think I've ever actually been sledding myself since I grew up here and we don't really get snow.
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8,044 2/13/13 1:56 P
I found a couple on collagevideo.com but they are geared for 6-12 year olds. Do you have a Wii? I hear some girls like the Just dance games, and a great workout. Or just turn on radio and have fun dancing in the living room. Sometimes during the summer with our family we take bike rides down the bike trail. Or play basketball in the driveway, or kick a soccer ball around the yard. Going sledding can burn some calories walking back up the hill.
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2/13/13 1:37 P
Hi I was wondering if anyone has some good suggestions for work out videos to do with the kids, or other workout ideas that the kids can be a part of? Really looking for something that we can do from home. My daughters are about to be 3 and 9 so I am hoping to find something that we can all do together. I know some moms on here have posted that they do the videos with the kids but can't seem to find that same post again unfortunately.
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