As a parent, I know the struggle of finding time to exercise and spend quality time with your children. With my Parent and Seed program, you and your child/children can work out together in one of New York City's many beautiful parks. You and your child will enjoy 30 minutes of exercise utilizing the entire playground for assorted functional exercises. After your child finishes their 30 minutes of exercise, they are free to play, while you, the parent, get a 30-minute training session, while watching your child play in the park.
Not only will your child engage in exercise, but you are using the added weight to help propel your workouts to new heights.
Example Parent and Seed Workout
Check back often for new and updated workouts that you and your children can do together in any playground or outdoor setting. (All exercises and descriptions are thoroughly tested on my two children)
Sunday Funday Workout
A great workout with your child before having Sunday lunch or even after, to burn those calories and instill a fit and active lifestyle upon your children.
WARM UP - Each warm up lasts 1min
Marching in Place (Nice steady beat)
Side Step (Step out to each side getting a nice ballistic stretch to your hamstrings and adductors)
Toe Touch Kicks (Keeping your body straight, kick out your leg and touch your toe with your opposite hand)
Jog in Place (Nice steady pace, keep knees up as high as you can and pump your arms)
EXERCISE RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT - Each exercise lasts 1min
(During the workout, yell out red light to pause the exercise mid tempo, and green light, to start the exercise again)
Jumping Jacks (Everyone knows how to do jumping jacks)
Clap Jacks (Similar movement to a jumping jack, instead clap your hands in front of you)
Frog Jumps (Get down like a frog and hop up and touch the sky)
Line Jumps (Find any line on the ground and stand on one side. Then hope to the next side. Keep doing this in a nice steady beat)
Leg Swings (Keep left leg straight and swing it out laterally as high as you can. Repeat with right leg )
Mountain Climbers (Go in pushup position and bring your left knee up to you chest keeping your body in pushup position and put it back down, Repeat with your right knee.)
EXERCISE TRAIN - Conduct the train throughout the entire playground
Parent or child conducts the exercise train in a line going through the entire playground. This is a great way to get all of the kids in the playground involved. Every 30 seconds, introduce a different exercise that all of the children in the line can duplicate. (For example, as your are walking in line, flap your arms like a bird, making bird noises for 30 seconds. Then after 30 seconds are up, start marching like your are in a marching band, making trumpet sounds, etc.)
Do this workout the next time you are in the park with your child. Not only will you engage with your child, you will start feeling more energized and revitalized after each playground session.