The coronavirus crisis is keeping us inside, closing gyms across the country, and keeping us from our guilty pleasure boutique fitness classes (spin, anyone?). The extended time spent indoors due to social distancing can make it easy for kids to turn to screen time for their go-to activity. However, it is extremely important that kids get moderate physical activity each day, so here are some gyms offering virtual fitness classes and exercise videos for kids that will keep kids active during social distancing and give you an opportunity to workout with your kids.
"Born to Move" 20 or 40-minute virtual fitness classes incorporate dance, martial arts, and yoga into fun fitness moves and games to get kids up and moving while stuck inside.
Free to stream on Vimeo
Membership with full access $99-$160/year
Select Beachbody Kids exercise videos are available to stream for free on the Beachbody Vimeo page. Celebrity trainers Tony Horton, Shaun T, and Leandro Carvalho teach dances for kids, flexibility exercises for kids, and strength training for kids. For access to all of Beachbody Kids, you can create a membership on the Beachbody website.
Offered now through April 20
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15pm, co-ed ages 6-8
Mondays, 4:30pm, boys ages 11-13
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30pm, co-ed ages 9-11
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm, co-ed ages 12-15
This virtual kids fitness program just launched through Zoom and is a way to get kids active and connected to other youth while staying home. These exercise videos are 45-minutes, with 10-15 minutes of socializing and 30-35 minutes of body weight exercises, physical challenges, and Tabata circuits.
Beginning March 30
@Home Virtual Class and Unlimited Live Streaming Content $40/month
Ages 2-12 (streams are age-specific)
The digital soccer curriculum is developed to keep kids practicing soccer while sports leagues and clinics are canceled. Kids will also socialize with coaches, classmates, and teammates. Coaches will work directly with players via screen sharing to offer one-on-one attention and players can ask questions and get individual instruction for improvement. Coaches will also assign activity sheets to keep kids practicing and thinking about soccer outside of classes.
$27/month or $199/year (includes all programming)
The at-home fitness platform just launched 14 kids exercise videos and will be adding to the category weekly. Workouts are strength or dance-based.
30-day free trial, then $14.99/month
These 10-20 minute exercise videos reach high-energy, bodyweight workouts that you and your kids can do together. Classes are broken down into age groups.
The Sworkit app offers free exercise videos and other content for kids that doesn't require a membership. The app guides kids through strength, agility, flexibility, and balancing routines like crab walking, squatting, and side planking.
This at-home yoga app is offering all health and fitness programs (Down Dog for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout) for free to all students and teachers (K-12 and college) through July 1. All programs are offered to everyone else for free through May 1.
Tuesdays at 4:15pm
Fhitting Room, an NYC HIIT and Strength fitness studio, just launched an interactive workout platform that offers live kids exercise videos on Tuesdays. Classes will utilize bodyweight exercises and agility drills to help kids improve conditioning, endurance, and strength. Classes accommodate up to 24 participants. In addition, Fhitting Room will be offering private/ private group classes for virtual birthday parties.
Find Kids Exercise Videos on Youtube
Youtube is a great resource for all kinds of free fitness content and tons of kids exercise videos. Search for family-friendly workouts on Youtube like this Family Fun Cardio Workout on PopSugar Fitness, Baby Shark Zumba with Radha Thakkar, Minions ZUMBA KIDS on Zumba with Dovydas, or Joe Wicks' (The Body Coach) Virtual P.E. Classes.
Thank you to our friends at NYMetroParents for sharing!