Thirty years ago, while gearing up for the Olympics to take place in Los Angeles, a gym just for kids was born in Southern California and grew to worldwide success. The idea was sparked by watching little kids clamoring to get in on the 1980s exercise craze.
To celebrate My Gym Children’s Fitness Center’s thirty-year mark, the co-owner of the Encino, CA location, Monique Vranesh, is sharing five fun fitness tips for families.
1. Commercial Break:
If you’re going to watch TV, make a game out of commercial breaks. Have the kids walk around the room and touch three things that are green. Whoever finds three items first gets to choose the next color.
2. Good Old-Fashioned Follow the Leader:
Play outside! What a novel idea. Have the kids put down their cell phones, tablets and video games and start a game of hide and seek or duck, duck, goose! They are oldies, but they’re still goodies!
3. Tiny Bubbles:
Summer fun in the backyard with a bubble-blower. Blow some bubbles and have some giggles watching the kids try and pop them all.
4. 80s Flashback:
The 80s are remembered for legwarmers and the oh-so stylish mullet hair. But let’s not forget the tunes! Turn up the 80s radio station and dance, dance, dance (like a ‘maniac’) with your kids.
5. Your Furriest Child:
The dog shouldn’t be left out of the exercise fun. After all, dogs LIKE to go on walks. Make it a family routine to walk the pup after dinner.
For more fun tips from My Gym, visit their Facebook page to see what other families are doing to stay fit and enter their Fit and Healthy Family Contest!