2. Follow Your Child’s Workout Plan
Ever notice that kids are always on the move? Just following their lead can be enough to get a cardio burn in and work your muscles. The park or playground are perfect places to test this theory. Parks are full of benches and bars for tricep dips, pull ups, crunches and other easy-to-master moves that you can work on while they play (in between the shouts of “Mom, look at me!” and “Watch this!”).
If you’re not up for a trip to the park, you don’t have to go any further than your backyard for a child-led workout. Strike up a game of soccer or t-ball. If you are feeling creative you can design your own homemade obstacle course with exercise stations to harness their energy and ramp up yours—push ups on a tree, jumping over rocks and high-knee marching or jumping jack stations are just a few examples of moves that will work for both you and your child.