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Virtual Fitness Classes and Apps to Keep Kids Active Indoors

Virtual Fitness Classes and Apps to Keep Kids Active Indoors

Here are some ways to keep kids active when they are stuck in the house due to coronavirus quarantine.


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 virtual gyms offering streamable fitness classes that will keep kids active during social distancing and give you an opportunity to workout with your kids.

 

Les Mills
Free
All ages
"Born to Move" 20 or 40-minute classes incorporate dance, martial arts, and yoga into fun fitness moves and games to get kids up and moving while stuck inside. 

Beachbody Kids
Free to stream on Vimeo
Membership with full access $99-$160/year
Select Beachbody Kids workouts 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.

 

Grassroots Fitness Project
Offered now through April 20
$20/class
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 programs are 45-minutes, with 10-15 minutes of socializing and 30-35 minutes of body weight exercises, physical challenges, and Tabata circuits. 

 

Supper Soccer Stars
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.



 

Obé 
$27/month or $199/year (includes all progrmaming)
Ages 3+
The at-home fitness platform just launched 14 kids videos and will be adding to the category weekly. Workouts are strength or dance-based.


NEO Kids
30-day free trial, then $14.99/month
Ages 4-12
These 10-20 minute classes reach high-energy, bodyweight workouts that you and your kids can do together. Classes are broken down into age groups.

Sworkit
The Sworkit app offers free exercise 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.

Down Dog
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.

Find Kids Fitness Classes on Youtube

Youtube is a great resource for all kinds of free fitness content. Search for family-friendly workouts on Youtube like this Family Fun Cardio Workout on PopSugar Fitness, Baby Shark Zumba with Radha ThakkarMinions ZUMBA KIDS on Zumba with Dovydas, or Joe Wicks' (The Body Coach) Virtual P.E. Classes.

 

RELATED: Get New Ideas for At-Home Fun Every Day

 

Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes, a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, is the production editor for NYMetroParents. When she's not writing, she can be found playing the guitar or eating pasta. See More

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