5 Workouts for the Whole Family to Enjoy

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Let’s be honest. When stay-at-home orders were issued because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, I thought I’d have SO much time to do ALL the stuff. I’d be able to cook so many meals from scratch. I was going to organize every junk drawer and closet. I’d be able to run for hours, strength train, get my yoga on and spend so much time stretching and foam rolling. I was going to be in the best shape of my life because what else was I going to do?

But then reality hit. The days are flying by. My days are either filled with going to work (albeit in a different department and not my usual hours), home schooling my kids, and trying to figure out what this new normal is. Sure I’m cooking and baking more and I’m making running and workouts a priority for sanity’s sake. But am I working out as hard as I thought I would be? Some days, yes. Some days, no.

Since I’m now my kids P.E. teacher, I’ve got to get them moving too. We have been doing a LOT of walks and bike rides. Backyard bootcamps are another option to get a family workout in. It’s not only good for them to be moving but it’s good for kids to see their parents exercising. You are setting a good example of how physical activity is good for a healthy body and mind. 

The next time it seems like every obstacle is preventing you from getting in your workout and your kids have excess energy to burn, crank up some music and get sweating with these workouts.  Do each exercise for 30-60 seconds before moving to the next. Repeat the circuit 2-3 times. In under 30 minutes your workout will be done and hopefully, your kids will have burned some energy.   

Workouts for the whole family | happyfitmama.com

This workout can easily be moved inside if the weather isn’t cooperating. Coffee tables can easily be used for tricep dips and kitchen counters for incline push ups.

Here are even more backyard bootcamp options for the whole family to get everyone sweating.

Workouts for the whole family | Happyfitmama.com

This is a great workout for the whole family but also hits all the major lower body muscles that runners need super strong. It’s a win for everyone!

Workouts for the whole family | happyfitmama.com

Playgrounds might be closed in your neighborhood but if you have your own backyard swing set, this is a great workout to try!

Workouts for the whole family | happyfitmama.com

What kid doesn’t love jumping jacks? They may not love them as much after this workout…

Workouts for the whole family | happyfitmama.com

Your kids may never want to workout out with you again after this workout. 🙂

What are your workouts looking like now?

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25 comments on “5 Workouts for the Whole Family to Enjoy

    1. It depends on the day (and their mood!) but they seem more willing to do workouts like this while we are staying at home. They go off grid for some of the moves but they can hold their own. 🙂

  1. These look tough, which means they are right up my alley!!! We do a lot of workouts like this at my bootcamp. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are fun! When my kids ask for a sweet treat I make them do jumping jacks, squats, burpees, and push-ups first. Haha. They don’t move otherwise!!

  3. Working out with the family is a great idea! I’ve been trying to go on walks alot but my son is in a phase where he hates the stroller. I didn’t really think I would have much extra time during all of this, and I was right:) I feel busier than ever!

  4. These are all so great! I love stuff where the whole family can participate.

    I haven’t worried too much about getting things done. There will be time for that.

    Exercise right now is comprised of daily walks. I’m just starting to run again. My son’s karate studio is doing free family fitness virtual classes, so I’m doing those. We are certainly staying active!

  5. Thank you so much for these ideas! I did a post on some lockdown fitness ideas for kids, and I’m definitely going to add these workouts to the mix! I have a feeling that jumping one will be harder for me than for my kids!

  6. I have felt exactly the same, I thought I’d have a ton of time to get everything I wanted done. But now, at 27 weeks pregnant, I’m just happy when I get in my daily workout and make some progress on the nursery. I really appreciate all of the great workout ideas!

  7. I agree with you that most people are following the rules of etiquette regularly. The only exception is that we have been seeing bags of dog waste discarded next to the trail lately. Why bother going through all the trouble of picking it up and bagging it and then still littering anyways? It does not make sense to me.

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