Fitness Friday: Swings

It is that time of year when kids LOVE to be outside (no matter how hot it is!) and parks, especially swings are a favorite activity!

When swinging, practice pumping legs to swing yourself. Kick as you come forward (“kick the sky” or give feet high fives) and bend knees as you swing back (“turtle legs”).

See how many times you can kick the sky and have turtle legs in a row!

Fitness Friday!

Did you know that 2 year olds can bear crawl?

Try walking on hands and feet down a hallway. For an added challenge, bear walk over pillows and couch cushions!

Bear walking requires engagement of multiple muscle groups including the abdominal muscles. This exercise improves endurance and coordination as well.