This weekend, we made fitness fun for some of our neighbors and friends. In my previous days, I was an adult group fitness instructor. This day, I was kid fitness instructor.
We had eleven kids come over early Saturday morning to try out the new LeapFrog LeapBands we were sent. They are fitness trackers for kids, but so much more. Not only does movement allow the to collect Joules for their activity, they also have their own pet, a stop watch and a digitalized analog clock (here the watch is shown in the “locked” setting which is controlled by computer + parent dashboard. It can be locked at the times you specify for both bedtime and school!)
We broke up into teams on the law and had the LeapBand tell us how to get our move on. We wiggled like inchworms, hopped like frogs and jumped up and down. It was a little hard to hear the voice activated prompts over the kids, but we prevailed. And the kids got to check them out, too.
The watch band is very sturdy and didn’t fall off when the kids were testing it out. We even did a little ChaCha slide and danced to a fun playlist and it wasn’t lost. You can see Red and his mama (@Redheadbabymama) getting down!
Even with the jumping! (Super Man is wearing it in both pictures!)
In addition to the dancing, which there was quite a bit of, we put together some other fun activities to keep us moving inspired by LeapFrog. We used the stop watch on the LeapBand and had the kids do each activity for 30 seconds. Ideally, they would do each for a minute and do the circuit 3 times. I guess this is a preschool/Elementary workout of the day!
After our activities, we had some hungry and sweaty kids. They had some water and fruit infused water, along with make-your-own yogurt parfaits, mandarin oranges and CLIF Kids bars with protein. Everything was a hit.
I was so impressed so many kids like the parfaits and clementines. And, we only ended up with a few CLIF bars at the end of the party! Miss M, who can’t have gluten was so happy to have snacks that were okay for her to eat!
The kids and grown ups alike had a fun time getting moving (we might have dance to “I like to move it, move it” a couple times, too)…we just need to keep ourselves and the kids inspired to keep moving!
Thank you to LeapFrog, CLIF bar, MommyParties and MomSelect for sending the LeapBands and CLIF Bars to get our party started!