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Fitness Games for Kids

When working with kids, it’s important to engage them with fun and challenging fitness activities. These fitness games for kids, developed by ACE CERTIFIED Personal Trainer Anna Renderer, can help them learn how to improve their functional movement patterns, cardiovascular efficiency and balance, all while having a good time.

Arm and Leg Tag

Games are a fun way to help kids participate in interval training, boost their heart rates and get them laughing. Learn how a game of arm and leg tag helps with skills such as change of direction, coordination and balance. For more exercise game ideas, read the full article.

Cone Obstacle Course

An obstacle course is a simple and effective way to help kids achieve the recommended 60 minutes of daily aerobic exercise. In addition to general fitness, kids also learn critical skills needed for development, such as balance and coordination. Learn how a simple obstacle course featuring mountain climbers, jumping jacks and single-leg balance hops can get kids’ minds moving as well as their bodies, all while having fun. Read the full article for more ideas.

Reaction Ball Time

Exercise in the form of a game keeps physical activity fun for kids while teaching crucial skills. Reaction Ball Time is a fitness game for kids that adds a little bit of everything: agility, social activity, healthy competition, coordination and teamwork. Learn how to play this game and the skills it fosters in kids. For more exercise game ideas, read the full article.

Relay Race

A relay race is a simple and effective way to help kids achieve the recommended 60 minutes of daily aerobic exercise. In addition to general fitness, kids also learn critical skills needed for development, such as balance and coordination. Learn how a simple relay race including jumping jacks, running, skipping and sidestepping can build speed and agility, and improve confidence while incorporating fun into exercise. Read the full article for more ideas.

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