Getting children to do things can sometimes come down to how you present the idea to them. If you tell your child to eat his or her vegetables, then you could be looking at a fight about who gets dessert. However, if you sneak some vegetables into a delicious food they love, such as mac and cheese, then you won’t have to worry about your child not getting nutrients and vitamins. The same can be said about kids fitness. To help your child develop a love of exercising, you might have to pull some sneaky strings. If you want to incorporate more fitness into your child’s life, then Hot Ground Gym® has some suggestions for you.
Four Ways For Your Child To Love Exercising
Exercise can take awhile for someone to love doing. It starts out with suggestions from your doctor or a desire to lose some weight, but somewhere down the line, you find yourself really loving that kickboxing class or the spinning class you’ve been going to on Wednesday nights. With children, it can be a little more difficult. Their immediate concern isn’t how much they weigh or how they look. Most kids today sit on the couch after school and play videogames or watch television. It’s harder and harder for kids to go outside and play, so it’s vital that you find engaging ways for your child to love exercising. These four tips can help you encourage your child to love exercising without them realizing they are actually exercising.
Make It Fun
First and foremost, just like you, if your child doesn’t enjoy doing something, then he or she is not going to do it. It’s important that you wrap exercise up with some fun. This can be anything. If they love adventures and different activities, then enroll them in some kids fitness programs that focus on adventures and different activities. If your child loves helping you out around the yard, then make the yard work fun, such as racing to see who can make the biggest pile of leaves. As long as you make it an enjoyable activity, your child won’t’ realize that they are actually exercising.
Play Into Their Interests
What does your child like to do? Have you found them dancing to music? Do they love video games? Are they obsessed with pirates? Play into their interests for fitness. When your child actually enjoys what he or she is doing, then they will go much more willingly. At Hot Ground Gym, we have an array of kids fitness programs that are for the body and the mind for all ages. What’s neat about our programs is that it’s different from traditional kids fitness programs. It’s a new twist on sports programs, so if your child hates sports, then they’ll get a kick out of something different. If your child loves self-defense classes, then this is a twist on traditional classes. In addition, most kids love superheroes and they’ll be able to be around real life superheroes with veterans from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Israeli Special Forces.
Think Outside The Playing Field
Get a little creative! Sometimes, you have to explore many options before you find something your child will enjoy. If he or she doesn’t like traditional organized sports, then you’ll need to get a little creative in finding something they’ll enjoy. There are team activities or solitary activities such as dancing or swimming. Life is all about trial and error and if your child doesn’t like one thing, then enroll them in something else. What’s neat at Hot Ground Gym is we offer an array of activities that focus on kids’ fitness. Whether your child likes being part of a team or they feel more comfortable by themselves, our Junior Boots™ program caters to kids who enjoy a variety of activities.
Join Hot Ground Gym
Hot Ground Gym was founded five years ago by two military veterans who wanted to bring more physical activity and fun to the next generation. By building on critical thinking skills, character, and cooperation with others, Hot Ground Gym created a unique training program. Our programs are catered toward having fun and being fit. Our programs focus on the five pillars: obstacle course fitness, leadership, critical thinking, discipline, and teamwork. Each of these pillars can help your child get a never-give-up mindset that will transcend from living healthy to other areas of their life, especially as they grow up.
For more information on Hot Ground Gym and why your child will enjoy our programs, contact us today.