Aerobic/Exercise Dvd's for Children

Updated on October 18, 2009
S.S. asks from Raleigh, NC
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I'm looking for suggestions on dvd's pertaining to an invigorating workout that is geared for children 6+. My almost 3 son has been all over me while I work out and has started copying me. I decided it would be much more fun if I found one that was a little advanced for him, but is something he could grow into while I still got a decent work out in. I'm not looking for any stretching, pilates, or yoga. I'm looking for something that will keep us on our feet with our hearts pumping.
I know it sounds stupid, but I have a hard time committing myself to a workout and I would like the motivation from putting in a dvd that commits me to follow through. I'm sure I can put on some music and go for it, but I think this would be a more positive way to encourage daily exercise with something we could incorporate into our routine.

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answers from Lexington on

There used to be a children's exercise video put out by sesame street. I believe it was called Elmocize or something along that line. My sister-in-law used to do this with her girls daily when they were little. At our library in KY you can check videos out for a week. See if you can find it at your library and check it out before you look into purchasing.

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answers from Nashville on

Hi S.,

Working out has always been a big part of my life and I want to set an example for my girls and encourage them to stay active and healthy. Before they started school I found a site on Comcast ON DEMAND that was a workout made for children. I did it with them and let me tell you it was pretty intense. They loved it because it was a lot of jumping around. You know how they like to jump!

I'm sorry I don't remember the name, but it might have been under the kids activity area. I liked it because it didn't involve putting in dvd's or tapes it was always there when I wanted it. Hope this helps and you have access to ON DEMAND, I know your whole family would enjoy it.

Stay healthy


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answers from Charlotte on

you going to laugh, but i'm going to say tae bo or any cardio workout that doesn't involve push-ups. they don't really do workout dvds for kids that young, instead they do singing/dancing dvds (sing along/dance along things) that help kids move around and it's enough for them. i don't think you want to run around in circles singing barney songs or do disney/nickelodeon kids dance routines as your workout.
however, the cardio dvds for the most part have music and you are moving around doing things with your arms & legs so it'll be engaging enough for your son. good luck!

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answers from Louisville on

ELmocize is a good one your son might like now. It isn't for 6 and older, but your son would like it now. IT is also quite aerobic if I am remembering right. IT is elmo excercising and directing you to do it with him.

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answers from Louisville on

go play soccer in the park or just go walk in the park no need to spend money on something he will get tired of change it up each week, soccer basketball Frisbee ect



answers from Nashville on

Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies is fun, and you do sweat!! He would learn some old music, and you can sing along!!! Good luck and God Bless!

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