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Fit For You – Fun For Them

Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of the computer or television, neglecting your kids for hours on end?

After a long day of work do you come home and just plop your butt on the couch?

It can be quite easy to allow a full day to pass you by. Then at night when you are tucking your kids into bed you realize that you didn’t spend the amount of time with them that you should have.

Well……..I have the answer. Kill two birds with one stone. There is no need to find a babysitter. Don’t worry about whether or not the gym’s day care is open. Work out with your kids. Or…….use your kids for the work out. With a little creativity you can engage in activities that are Fit For You and Fun For Them.

Here are a few examples:

(Shoulder Ride) Lunges

 (Yeeeeaaaa!!) Chest Presses

(Piggy Back) Squats

 (Give Me A Kiss) Curls

Check out this video we shot at a local park:


Working out with your children is a great way to stay in shape and spend quality time with them. Use the weight of your child as resistance to increase the intensity of your training. The occasional laugh or giggle will certainly help keep your mind off of the pain. You will also be amazed at how your children take on the role of the personal trainer.

One more time Mommy,” and “again Daddy,” are common commands!

Working out with your children or “with” your children is a win/win situation for everyone. Get off the couch, head to the park, enjoy the time with your kids, and get your butt in shape.

Do you have a great work out that you do with your kids? Please share your creative ideas with everyone. Feel free to comment belwow.

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Is 30 the New 20?

True Story— Recently the distance runners on our team were running repeat sprints around the track. They were accompanied by our distance coach (Ricardo Cuevas) who runs about 3-5 miles per day.  An adult walking around the track stopped near our runners while they were on a break. He approached one of them and said, “You guys are very fast, keep running while you can because when you get my age you won’t be able to run like that.”

“How old are you,” asked one of the athletes?

“I’m 48,” he replied.

“Oh….” One of the kids paused, and reluctantly mumbled, “Our coach is 49.” He motioned toward Coach Cuevas, who had been running every lap with the athletes, while reminding them to stay relaxed and focus on their breathing.

The man smiled and walked away.

Is 30 the new 20? 40 the new 30? 36 the new 26? Wouldn’t I like to think so? I recently had my 36th birthday so it’s fitting to discuss age, aging, and the fear associated with it. The bottom line is; we all age. Like it or not, there are 365 days in a year and every year one of those days will be your day of birth. Although aging is inevitable, we do have control over how well or poorly we do so. So many myths about aging exist. Yet so many people seem to have a grasp of how to age gracefully. Read more

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