15 Best Exercise Videos on YouTube to Do With Kids
Even before social distancing, you likely had a few go-to cardio and yoga workout videos favorited on YouTube. But your kids? Probably not. Fast forward to summer 2020, though, and parents are most definitely not the only ones who can benefit from getting a good workout at home.
"Exercise is a powerful mood-booster, it generates play and silliness for everyone and if you can shift your expectations from it being about your own deep workout time, to a family activity, where everyone gets to move and release pent up energy, you'll find that it is really fun and often a bonding experience for the whole family," says Rachel Welch, yoga instructor and founder of Revolution Motherhood in New York City.
Not only that, but exercise offers some pretty incredible physical and mental benefits. "Working out releases endorphins which create a sense of happiness, boosts mood, and helps one to increase in creativity and productivity leading to better parenting," says Nicole Steen, fitness expert and Zumba instructor in Los Angeles.
By having your kids work out with you, you are not only helping yourself, but their health and well-being as well. "Physical activity can increase our moods, boost our immune systems, and give us parents that extra energy we need to care for our little ones!" says Amanda Tanigawa, dance teacher and barre instructor in Kapaa, Hawaii. "Getting your children involved in your workouts not only helps keep their bodies healthy, but it can help combat depression, help with motor skills, and my favorite thing is that it's a great way to bond as a family."
Thanks to YouTube, getting in structured, daily movement doesn't have to be intimidating. Here are the best workout videos you can do as a family recommended by fitness professionals.