Dance Dance Revolution is a great way to get exercise. Everyone who has tried it at my house has loved it, both kids and adults. I played with two friends for over 4 hours on Saturday, when we had only planned on playing for 30 minutes or so.
Best of luck.
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Fitness Minutes: (2,308) Posts: 407 3/18/08 11:59 A
I'd love to know some good videos for my son, who is almost 12. He's probably 30lbs overweight and is a real couch potato, too. He prefers tv and video games, or other quiet pursuits if the tv isnt accessible. He's never been athletic, though he does enjoy tossing a baseball around when the weather is nice. We are just coming off of winter here in Alaska, so not good for outdoors stuff yet.
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Thanks for this topic. My daughter is a TV addict, and I was looking for some ways to get her up and moving. I'm thinking about turning off the cable since both my girls will find something to do if the TV is off. Maybe some fun videos that we all can do together would help us be fit as a family.
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Fitness Minutes: (542) Posts: 19 2/22/08 1:43 P
There's a series called YogaKids - very good. I agree, though - they get a kick out of just about anything you do.... Or you could put on the Wiggles and dance along - they really work up a sweat if you do all the moves - and Anthony Wiggle is cute, to boot! A win-win situation if I ever saw one.
Shaun T, creator of Hip Hop Abs, just came out with a video for kids. It looks like a lot of fun and my kids said they would do it. I haven't bought it yet though. It is on Beachbody.com. They also used to have a workout from the Power 90/P90X creator, Tony Horton called Tony and the Kids. I got that for my kids and they enjoyed it. There is also a Tae Bo for kids.
All said, my kids would much rather just play outside running, riding bikes, etc or going to organized sports and martial arts. I know in some parts of the country it is hard to get out due to the weather. They also would prefer playing Dance,Dance Revolution to a "workout" video as well.
Kids will imitate and try to do any exercise you do. Their leg may not go as high and it may be the left instead of the right....their crunches may be faster than yours. They may roll a round laughing hysterically at themselves so join in. You don't need a specific video. Buns of steel, yoga, aerobics, Pilates, combat etc.....the girls seem more willing to do it than boys but some videos include male and female participants and you can encourage boys by showing them some pictures or shows of male athletes.... Look at all the reality shows now. Been there, done that...
my daughter loves a vhs tape i bought her a long time ago. it's Yoga for Kids. it's a little babyish for her age now but she still gets the point about how many different poses there are and she uses it for stretching.
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Fitness Minutes: (23,195) Posts: 5,299 2/13/08 7:01 A
Depending on the age.My children are 13,12,3 1/2 years old and they love to do dance exercise vidoes.My children are also in Karate twice a week and my daughter has loss 5 lbs in two weeks.And she was so excited because she is 30lbs over weight but now making progress and loving it.We also do Yogs at home for 30 minutes twice a week.
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