Soccer, basketball, football, tennis, dance, field hockey, swimming, lacrosse, gymnastics–the world of sports is wide open for kids. To help keep your kid in shape for any season, full-body exercises are the way to go. These conditioning moves help build endurance, balance, agility and coordination while strengthening the whole body.
Whether your kid is into sports or just being a kid, these full-body conditioning exercises will have them ready for the game or the playground. All of these exercises can be done anywhere, anytime with zero equipment.
Be a Team Player
Ask your child what activity he or she would like to learn and then sign them up. Some children enjoy competitive team sports including T-ball, softball, football, tennis, basketball, hockey or even Frisbee. Other children are more comfortable with non-competitive activities such as dancing, ice or roller skating, swimming, gymnastics or even yoga for kids.
Take a Class
Kids enjoy exercise classes for the same reasons adults do: the camaraderie of friends and the fun of following an instructor. Exercise classes for kids are wonderful ways for children to be exposed to both fitness and dance at once in a happy, non-competitive environment.
Encourage your children to play outdoors with kids who live nearby. A basic game of tag requires no equipment. In warm weather, let your children and their friends run through your sprinklers.