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Trying to excersise with young kids at home

Postby originalmel » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:06 pm

Hi all,

I have a 4yo and a little baby, and I'm wondering about excersise at home. It's too hard and too hot to get them outside together and excersise. I can't afford a gym membership. So I need to do something daily that is quick (don[t have much spare time.

What do people with no money and young kids do?
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Re: Trying to excersise with young kids at home

Postby EmilyP » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:14 pm

I used to walk with mine, but now my oldest is at school, my youngest wont sit in the pram that long.

I usually wait until hubby is home and go afterwards.

How about dvd's with exercises or aerobics? your 4year old might enjoy doing it with you lol
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Re: Trying to excersise with young kids at home

Postby CrimsonThunder » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:22 pm

EmilyP wrote:your 4year old might enjoy doing it with you lol


Thats a good idea, when I have kids I'll make sure they don't sit around and eat pizza all the time!

I use exersize DVD's (I use Power 90) and I suggest that to you. They give you a huge work out just in front of your TV!
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:03 am

the dvd's are always a good choice Mel....that way there is no shuffling time around the kids....just pop it on and off you go. I agree with Emily the 4 year old would no doubt love doing it with you....or they could be like one of mine who gets his enjoyment out of watching me do it!! LOL :lol:

Does your little tacker have a bike and helmet?? If so walk with bub in the stroller and let him/her ride their bike (on a quiet stretch of road) as you walk...that way you can go further without their little legs getting too tired too quickly...it works a treat (I used to walk the twins in the stroller and my 2 older girls used to do this it was quite a sight!)
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Postby originalmel » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:27 am

Geez Ally,

If you can do it with twins and 2 older kids, I guess I'll just have to do it!

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Postby originalmel » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:30 pm

ok, I got a walk away the pounds DVD off ebay, and i did Bindi Irwin Kids Fitness with my 4yo this morning!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:54 pm

thats good mel- i do the watp ones at home too and i have a 13 month old. no excuses- theres always time to exercise!
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Postby Lolly » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:32 pm

I was just going to recommend the watp DVD - my son wants to do it with me too - you don't need much room for them either so it is great :D
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Postby Dee » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:20 pm

What's the Bindi Irwin one like? I've been thinking about getting it to do with the kids.

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:16 am

i saw it when it was on tv over xmas. it looks great for kids and fun too. but like all childrens programmes like the wiggles and hi 5 etc if kids love dancing theyre gunna be fit!
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Postby Dee » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:20 am

Yeah, but it never hurts to introduce them to the concept of intentional excersise early, I guess.

Lydia (14months) and I have been dancing around the house to the Wiggles this morning - she's just discovered the joy of music - and I've just discovered the joy of looking like an idiot in the comfort of my own home :lol:

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:36 am

haha nice one dee. heidi is 14 months too and isnt a fan of the wiggles yet. she loves hi 5 though and watching her dance just brings us so much joy. we think she got her dance moves from watching me do walk and kick watp!

as for the intentional exercise i guess you are right. i prefer the term for kids 'fitness' cos exercise seems not very fun and hard work! which we all know is! a friend of mine has her son in golf lessons and he is 3 years old. but we have decided not to put heidi in any sort of sport until she starts school and she can pick what she wants to do. too much expectation on young kids these days to be pro sport players.
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Postby Dee » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:48 am

Oh, I agree.

One of Dane's classmates has tennis on Monday, Swimming on Tuesday, Karate Wednesdayand Tennis again Friday. He's a PREP! Where's the time left to just be a kid?

Dane's done swimming in the past - but we've given him a break for the first term of school - didn't want him too buggered.

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:52 am

is prep like kindergarten?

yeah heidi does swimming lessons wednesday nights but its a mums and bubs class.
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Postby Dee » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:54 am

Yeah, probably like Kindergarten - it's the first year at school - kids from start anywhere between 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.

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