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Fun Ways to Exercise At Home with Kids

Fun Ways to Exercise At Home with Kids

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Tips for keeping motivated to move

Tips for keeping motivated to move

  • Work out as a family. Exercising together will not only enable you to motivate each other but will reduce the chance of distraction from having to tend to the needs of little ones.
  • Schedule time to exercise. Try to make this the same time each day and ensure that the whole family knows that this is ‘exercise time.’
  • Collate a ripper playlist. Great music makes all the difference!
  • Dress for the occasion. Changing into comfortable workout clothes and shoes will help put you in the right headspace for exercise.
  • Track your progress.
  • Reward yourself. Set yourself a simple, achievable goal and choose a (non-food related) reward.

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Roll the Dice workout

You need: 2 dice, a mat or towel , and a timer

Roll a dice to establish how many sets of each exercise you will do. Roll it again to establish how many repetitions you will do in each set. Then you complete the 8 exercises one after the other. Do the first round at low intensity to warm up. When you have finished have a breather/drink break and roll the dice again. Continue for a half hour.

  • Squats with punches at the top
  • Star jumps
  • Tricep dips
  • Crunches
  • Lunges (alternating legs)
  • Sprints across the yard
  • Bicep curls 
  • Reverse crunches.

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Deck of Cards workout

You need: A deck of cards, mat or towel (for crunches and plank/hover holds), a timer

Turn over one card at a time and do the exercise associated with the suit. The number on the card is the number of repetitions you will do. Ace = 1. Jack, Queen and King = 10. Jokers = 10 burpees. Work out at low intensity for the first five minutes to warm up. Do 15 minutes of each round with a breather/drink break in between.

  • First round
  • Hearts: Calf raises
  • Spades: Front kicks
  • Diamonds: Push ups (knees or toes)
  • Clubs: Supermans

Second round

  • Hearts: Sumo (wide-legged) squats
  • Spades: Star jumps or step touches
  • Diamonds: Bicep curls
  • Clubs: Reverse crunches.

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30/30/60 Workout

You need: A mat or towel (for crunches and plank/hover holds), a timer

Workout at low intensity for the first five minutes to warm up. When you get to the end have a breather/drink break and repeat 1-2 more times.

  • 30 sec of squats
  • 30 sec of tricep dips
  • 60 sec of supermans
  • 30 sec of lunges 
  • 30 sec of bicep curls
  • 60 sec  of crunches
  • 30 sec of sumo (wide-legged) squats (as 10 full squats, 5 pulses)
  • 30 sec of sprints across the yard
  • 30 sec of pushups
  • 60 sec plank/hover hold
  • 30 sec calf raises
  • 30 sec punching up high
  • 60 sec star jumps or step touches
  • 30 sec power knees
  • 30 sec arm circles
  • 60 sec side planks.

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Would You Rather?

You need: A mat or towel (for crunches and plank/hover holds), a timer

You complete 6 exercises for 45 seconds each with a 15-second rest in between each, but you get to choose from either List A (Heads) or List B (Tails). If you prefer, you can flip a coin to determine which exercise you’ll do. When you get to the end, have a breather/drink break and then repeat 4-5 times. Perform the first round at low intensity to warm up.

List A (Heads)

  • Skipping
  • Tricep dips
  • Crunches
  • Kicks to the front
  • Squats
  • Wall sit

List B (Tails)

  • Running across the yard
  • Pushups 
  • Plank / hover hold
  • Running on the spot (heels to butt)
  • Lunges
  • Calf raises.

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