When I’m being honest with myself (which I try to do most of the time), I’m not interested in making time to go to the gym. While I do enjoy exercising and used to visit the gym or the yoga studio regularly before having kids, it’s just not high enough on my priority list anymore to make it on to my calendar. Can you relate?!
That doesn’t mean, though, that I’ve decided to throw fitness out the window. On the contrary, I’m excited my boys are getting old enough that we can work up a little sweat while playing with them outside. We think it’s great. They think it’s a blast. It’s an all around win-win.
I’ve shared previously how M and I work out with our kids around. Sometimes we do a circuit before the boys get up. Other days, we do a circuit outside while they play. On this occasion, we opted for old school running and jumping rope.
While I’ve lost a bit of my flair, I was a pretty stellar rope jumper in my elementary school days. During a jump-a-thon, my parents promised to contribute a certain amount for each jump I did. I cost them a pretty penny!
Even though I’m not the all-star jumper I used to be, M and I still had fun making good use of the TKO Jump Rope I recently received. We took turns jumping and then chasing T around the track on his bike. T definitely had more fun than all of us! Also, because jumping rope is a pretty high intensity exercise, it doesn’t take much to get our heart rates up (at least for me…).
We are lucky enough to have a small track on the roof of our building. This makes exercising and letting the boys play pretty easy. They definitely aren’t going anywhere, and there are no cars to worry about. Even if you don’t have a track on your building (which you probably don’t), this definitely could be a great exercise for the track at your local high school!
If fitting in a little fitness fun with your kiddos feels like your jam, consider a jump rope. TKO also has lots of other equipment to use at home like dumbbells, kettle bells and agility training accessories if those are more up your alley.
Cross This Off Your To Do List: Grab some at home fitness equipment or even just a pair of running shoes and hit the “gym” with your kids. Be sure to let me know in the comments what you tried. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas!
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