A new exercise class ‘Active Parents, Healthy Kids’ by Health by Nutrition is running at the Xercise4Less gym, Westside Plaza on Saturdays 3.00pm.
The classes cost £5 per adult, kids go free, and wants to involve kids while the parent exercises to encourage them to be active when they grow up.
Making exercise a priority is a challenge for everyone. And for parents it can be especially difficult to find time to workout because of the full plates that they often juggle. When summer arrives the juggling act becomes even more tricky with kids home from school and involved in extracurricular activities.
But, finding time for regular physical activity is so important that it should be a priority placed on your calendar, just like your kids’ softball game. A parent needs to exercise not only for themselves, but also for their kids benefit. It’s important to set a good example. If your children never see you engage in fitness or if they hear you complain about working out, then they are going to have a negative image of exercise. Let them know that you workout to stay healthy, to be strong and to have more energy and stamina (so you can keep up with them)!
Involve your kids, let them count your reps out loud for you or just share a mat with them.