Do you remember those days as a kid where you played all day, almost to the point of exhaustion? You played and played until your Mom MADE you come inside to eat dinner. Some of my best childhood memories involve just being outside; racing the neighbor kids, riding my bike to the neighborhood pool, and playing tag until we could barely see. Those were the days! Days full of life and fun! Sometimes it is really easy to get so wrapped up into being “fit” and going the gym and checking off this exercise or logging so many minutes on the treadmill that the fun and joy of moving our bodies is completely stripped away and it becomes a chore. Don’t get me wrong if you want the bod, you gotta do the work!!! It’s that simple! But I propose taking time out to PLAY and make your next workout a fun one!! So I’m bringing childhood fitness back!! (said in my best Justin Timberlake Falsetto) You’ll have fun! But you’ll also get a killer workout! Check out my “MOVES”…. as my son always says. 🙂
1. Army Crawl…Whether your nine months or thirty something the army crawl is a great way to build your core and strengthen arms and legs. Have fun with it and get the kids involved! Boston I loved “racing”!
5. Jump It Out…Get on the tramp and jump!! My kids love it when I get on there with them! Play games! Enjoy it! This is Great Cardio!
10. Tug O War… I’m sure memories of summer camp and family reunions are flooding back. This awesome little arm workout is super fun!
Well there you have it folks! Take a break from the gym, put the DVDs away for a day and PLAY!!!! What are your favorite childhood exercises?!? I’d love to hear from you!