Finding time to work out can be challenging. Finding time to work out with kids can be even more difficult. Instead of parking them in front of the TV or calling a babysitter, let them join in on the action. The following high-energy moves are perfect for boredom-prone little ones.
Stand up with your feet together and hands at your sides. Quickly raise your arms above your head while jumping your feet out wide. Immediately jump back into the starting position.
Stand up with your feet about hip-width’s distance apart and hands in front of you at your waist with the palms facing the floor. Quickly lift your right knee to meet your right hand. Immediately lower your right knee while lifting your left knee to meet your left hand.
Get into push up position and bring your right leg toward your chest. Explosively switch positions of your legs, kicking the right leg back while tucking the left leg under your chest.
Squat down with both hands on the floor in front of you. Quickly kick your legs back so that you are in push up position. Immediately jump back into squat position. Jump up, reaching straight above your head.
Stand with your feet about hip-width’s distance apart and arms bent at your sides. Flex your right knee and quickly kick your right heel toward your glutes. Immediately lower your right foot while kicking your left heel toward your glutes.
To create a fun HIIT workout for you and your kids, pair these cardio moves with traditional bodyweight exercises like planks, push ups, crunches, squats, and lunges. By alternating the types of moves throughout the workout, you’ll keep it exciting for the kids and up your calorie burn. They’ll be having so much fun that they won’t know just how hard they are working! BONUS: For some quick and nutritious fuel during your workouts, grab your favorite spoon tuna pouch for a portable energy boost.