Check out a quick, easy-to-follow workout routine that gets your kids in on the action!
Vivian Manning Schaffel: Tired of your kid giving you the stink-eye as you hog the boob tube with your Wii Fit? Or do you wish there was a way to work out with your kid that didn't involve a distracting TV screen?
Check out the Family Fitness Path, an affordable, easy-to-follow workout kit you can do with your kids -- and without a TV. Created by Cindy Larson, a personal trainer and self-professed crusader against childhood obesity, the Family Fitness Path uses the simple idea of "imitation parenting" to promote whole family fitness in just 15 minutes a day.
Basic exercises (don't worry -- some are rather challenging!) on five 8 ½ x 11 durable, laminated color cards help guide families toward a quick and effective workout every time. These cards are color-coded by target zone, providing a visual "map" that can be personalized for each and every family member. The whole kit and kaboodle rings in at $39.95, and includes a timer, a resistance band, a DVD, and a portable carrying case that you can tote to the backyard, patio, park, or anywhere.
|Vivian Manning-Schaffel has written for Babble, Parenting, The Advocate, The New York Post, Business Week and a variety of other publications and lives and works in the heart of breeder Brooklyn with her husband and two kids. She authors two pop culture blogs: The Mad Mom and A Hag Supreme, and is on the web at vivianmanningschaffel.com.|