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Fitness can be hard to fit into your routine between work, school, and endless entertainment watching television or playing video games. After all, exercise sounds like work, and no one wants to work on their downtime. However, if you are looking to take a proactive approach in making fitness fun, there are a number of products out there on the market to help you unplug and play. Today, I am sharing a few of those with you.
Yoga Spinner Game
If you want a simple game that is well balanced – focusing on strength, flexibility, stress relief, and stimulates the mind – then this game is exactly what you are looking for! The game encourages teamwork and introduces yoga as a fun fitness activity for children as young as 5 years old. The game includes 54 yoga pose cards, a spinner, instructions, and a storage box. You can take this game anywhere – on trips to the park, on family vacations, or just in your own backyard. Using yoga as the core program, your children will receive a well-balanced, fun introduction to fitness!
My boys and I recently had a chance to put it to the test and I must say that it was a ton of fun, but a load of work for me. My boys haven’t ever done yoga before, so I had to end up basically doing every pose because I had to show them how to do it. It was still fun and it was definitely a nice way to unwind after a long day of work. I plan to start doing with them every weekend as it turns out that they love yoga just as much as I do. However, I would suggest sticking to the age recommendation, because doing this with my three-year-old did take time as he was only interested in spinning the spinner at first.
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For ages 6 and up, this board game allows for up to 24 players to participate in a variety of fun fitness activities. It comes with a highly durable vinyl mat to play on, four dice, four markers, and four spinner cards. Your family members can play as a team or as individuals and the trick is to complete each repetition of exercises on the mat determined by the spinner arrow. The first team that completes the activity and moves back to their starting position wins the game!
Fitness in a Box Board Game
With fitness in a box, you can teach your family the basics of yoga, cardio, stretching, and strength! There’s no equipment needed, and the game incorporates innovative activities while using exercises for the whole family to enjoy. Just spin the wheel and get moving! There’s no mat for you to stand on or use, and you can take this game anywhere with you.
American Educational Products Fitness Dice
Like Fitivities and Fitness in a box, this game is a diverse mix of fitness activities designed to get your family active while spending time with each other. One die is numbered, while the other lists a fitness activity to perform. From there, the game is simple. Throw one die to find out your activity, throw the second die to complete the repetitions. How you play is up to you!
Fitness Memory Game
Challenge you mind and your body. Not only do you have to match the cards to complete the game, you also have to complete the activity listed on the card. Improve your memory while improving your body. It’s a game the whole family can enjoy together!
With these games, there are sure to be hours of fun in your family’s future, while also making your family’s health a priority.
What do you do to keep fitness on your family’s mind?