We are excited to share Fitness Blender's very first workout video for kids. This is a 25 minute routine that runs through three different games in order to help burn off extra energy and increase bone density, balance, endurance and even strength.
We know that a lot of the people that use Fitness Blender have little ones at home - many of you have even said that your kids as young as three have been doing some of our hardest HIIT routines right next to you! So we wanted to create something that you could do side by side. You will notice that some of the game themes (Red Light Green Light, "Jump or Drop" or When I say Jump) are actually ones that we have offered to you in our regular workout videos. We've just made them a little more kid friendly with less complex exercises and shorter intervals.
One of the most important things to realize with kids fitness is that it's okay to move at your own pace, and it's okay to adjust things in order to make them work best for you. Move as fast or as slow as you need to. It's also crucial that exercise is fun, whether you are 4 or 94, so that you are more likely to keep doing it.
Kids Workout Structure
We have three different games that last roughly 5 minutes apiece. A warm up and cool down is included. You aren't going to need any equipment for this routine.
Red Light Green Light - When we say "Red Light", stop whatever exercise you are doing and freeze. When we say "Green Light", go right back into the exercise.
Jump or Drop - We will be doing repetitions of a regular exercise, but when we say "Jump", you have to stop what you are doing and jump up as hard as you can. When we say "Drop", stop what you are doing and drop to the floor in a high plank as if you were going to do a push up.
Freestyle Round - Lexi & Mackenzie's choice of exercises.
This kids workout video is most appropriate for ages three and up - just remember to move along at your own pace.
We had two very special guests for this project; my cousins Alexis (age 10), and Mackenzie (age 4). They were brave and helpful enough to help us create this children's workout video and even helped build part of the routine. We had a lot of fun making this and if you guys like it, let us know and we can create another one like it in the future.
*Note: Calorie burn estimations have been calculated for adults