Doing exercise at home is not impossible. Even with your kids present in the house, you can still do some workout routines to keep yourself fit. In fact, you can even involve your kids to make the workout session more challenging and enjoyable for you and your kids.
Here are some best treadmills exercises you can do that you and your kids will surely love:
Pretend to be bears racing one another with your “cubs” by putting your palms and feet flat on the ground and arching your back. The position alone is challenging in itself, and racing one another to a prize makes it both challenging and fun. You can even “rawr!” once you get to the prize to make the bear persona more realistic and fun.
Push-ups are a common exercise at home that you can do every day. Just put your palms on the floor, shoulder-width apart and plant your feet, making sure that your behind is not arching up, then push up and down. Your kid’s role here is pretty simple: just put them on your back while you do the push-ups.
Another common exercise at home is sit-ups. You would have to lie on your back with your legs bent up, your knees in the air, and your feet tucked under your kid. You can ask your kid to hold your feet down or just sit on them.
Whenever you see kids, you can almost always see them jumping around, which is why the star jumps are a perfect exercise to do with them. Just stand and jump, making an X with your body while you are in the air. This kind of exercise is really good at burning fats and making the kids exhausted. Win-win!
You don’t have to get out of the house and go to the mountains just to do some mountain climbing exercise; you can do it right in your house. Do mountain climbers workout by getting into a push-up position while your kids do the same on your side. Bring your knees to your elbows alternately. Do this as fast as you can, and make it more exciting by wearing some gear for climbing that can make your kid feel like it’s actually mountain climbing.
Lunges are basically stepping forward with one knee bending, almost touching the floor, and the other making a 90-degree angle. You can do this while carrying your child, making the exercise more challenging for you and absolutely fun for your kid.
Planks look easy, but they’re not. Get into a push-up position, but don’t go up and down. Just hold it there for as long as you can. Put your kid on your back to both involve them and make the exercise harder.
Again with the jumping. Do jumping jacks by jumping while you put your hands together above your head and your feet are planted apart on the floor, then do it in reverse for the next jump. This classic exercise is surely something that your kids will also enjoy doing.
Doing these exercises with your kids is fun and all, but do not forget that the goal is to do them properly to achieve the benefits. Also, prioritize your child’s safety. If you think that the exercise is a bit dangerous for your kid, put some safety precautions or just don’t do it at all.