You spend so much of your day at work, and your kids are off at school. When it comes down to it, you’re only getting a few precious hours with your kids a day — or less! As one of the most valued and influential people in their life, time with your kids is crucial. Though they are a handful, truth is the childhood years are over in a blink. The last thing you want is to take another hour or two away from your kid-time by exercising alone. Exercising with your kids is not only possible, it can be a whole lot of fun!
Why You Should Start Exercising with Kids at the Gym
More Time with Your Kids
We’ve already touched on it, but numerous studies show the massive impact time with their parents makes on kids. Any time they can get with you, they’ll be better for it. And the truth is, your time with them helps you keep the important things in life in perspective. What good is staying fit and healthy in life if you don’t have good relationships to spend life with?
Setting a Good Example
Whether they let on or not, your kids are watching you like a hawk. Health and exercise can be one of the most important priorities in life, and they’ll learn that priority from watching you. But it will be ten times more powerful if you walk out the door to exercise with them, than if you walk out the door without them. When they see you value them, they’ll begin to value the principles you do.
Makes It More Fun for You
Fitness can become routine and boring real quick. What felt new and fresh two weeks ago is already becoming old hat. But if you start exercising with kids, you’ll have someone to teach and interact with. And kids have a way of teaching us things too. Namely, how to stop taking things so seriously and have a little fun! Add some fun and laughter to your life with family exercise time.
At the end of the day, self-improvement is pretty pointless if we have no one to share our “self” with. If you have the blessing of a family, then integrating them into your workout time can be the best choice you ever make. Your family will not only sense you value them enough to spend time with them, they’ll start to follow your lead in a healthy lifestyle. And though it may slow you down in little ways, it’ll actually benefit your life far more than any killer workout plan ever could.