We all know summer can be a crazy time for families. With vacations, kids out of school, camps, and more, it can be hard to establish or continue a fitness routine. However, a shortness of time does not mean zero time to squeeze a little exercise in to you and your children’s day. With benefits such as lowering the risk of heart disease, decreased body fat, and increase in lean muscle tone, there is no reason not to exercise. Here is where we come in.
Chapel Hill Training
400 West Rosemary St. Suite 1003
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Workout 1, Series 1 Have fun exercising with your kids!
Deck of cards
Take turns with your kid picking a card. Each suit is a different exercise. Each number is an amount (all face cards are 10 reps). See if you can make it through the whole deck, but go at a pace that you can handle.
From a standing position bend over and walk the hands forward. Continue to move the hands forward until you are in the top of a pushup position. Then, walk the hands backwards until you are standing again.
With alternating legs, step forward, making sure to keep the torso upright. With the forward foot, bend the hip until you are at a 90 degree or right angle. Push off the floor and return to the standing position. Both feet should remain straight ahead throughout.
Simultaneously move the arms and legs laterally until the hands touch overhead and the feet are split. Return medially to a standing position.
Lay on the floor, placing your hands in line with your chest. From there inch your hands out until your elbows are at a 45 degree angle to your body. Flex the core and chest muscles, pushing off the floor.