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Workout Routine from The Activators Can Help Kids Earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award
Fitness entertainment group from My Gym Children’s Fitness Center offers 30 minutes of fun warm up activities to get kids moving
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (Grassroots Newswire) <Date> - As official advocates of The President’s Challenge and to help combat childhood obesity, The Activators have created a fun workout routine for kids to help them achieve the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA). The Activators are a recently launched children’s fitness entertainment group formed through My Gym Children’s Fitness Center.
Get your kids away from the TV, out to the park, in the backyard or over at a friend’s house to do The Activators’ Daily PALA Workout. This half-hour warm-up is a perfect start to the hour of exercise kids need each day to earn their PALA certificate. Go to http://www.theactivators.net/pdf/presidents-challenge.pdf to download your Presidential Active Lifestyle Activity Award Worksheet from My Gym and The Activators.
Each exer-silly below has a 30-second demonstration video your kids can view on your smartphone! Get fit and have FUN everyday with:
- Lotsa’ Pasta (3 minutes) – Warm up with Lotsa’ Pasta! When you do Lots a’ Pasta you can turn your arms into make believe pasta. It’s simple, just relax your arms and make them real loose, then wiggle them around up and down and all around, just like pasta. It’s silly and fun. Try it.
- Want to see an example of Lotsa’ Pasta? Text LOTSA to 21534.
- Silly Circles (3 minutes) – Anybody want to do Silly Circles? Not just normal circles but big, crazy, silly ones. Start with your arms at your side then swing them both up and over your heads and back to where they started. Do it 5 times. Wait, stop. Try it again but this time go backwards!
- Want to see an example of Silly Circles? Text SILLY to 21534.
- Freeze Frame (3 minutes) – Lets’ play Freeze Frame! Start by jogging in place. Then whenever you feel like it, yell “FREEZE” and try to stop and not move. Do it again. Did you move? Do it three times. Now have mom or dad test you and have them yell freeze! Did you move?
- Want to see an example of Freeze Frame? Text FREEZE to 21534.
- Rocketeer (3 minutes) – Rocketeer is tons of fun and helps build your leg muscles. First you have to bend your knees and get down real low. Then, count to three, jump up high and blast off! Try it three times.
- Want to see an example of Rocketeer? Text ROCKETEER to 21534.
- Kicksters (3 minutes) – Kicksters are easy! First jump in the air and while you are way up there, kick your feet behind you and move your arms. Then, land right back on your feet and try it again, this time higher. Try it three times.
- Want to see an example of Kicksters? Text KICKSTERS to 21534.
- Ribbits (3 minutes) – What says “Ribbit?” A cow? A dog? Nope a frog! It’s fun to jump like a frog. First, squat down and get real low. Then, take a big jump forward landing on both feet and squatting back down low. Try it three times and see how high and far you can jump.
- Want to see an example of Ribbits? Text RIBBITS to 21534.
- Loosy Goosy (3 minutes) – Let’s start to cool down and get Loosy Goosy. Just relax and let your arms dangle, let your chin touch your chest and bend your knees just a little. Don’t fall asleep! Wake up and jump high in the sky! Do it again five times.
- Want to see an example of Loosy Goosy? Text GOOSY to 21534.
- Kickstand (3 minutes) – Kickstand is fun and great for your leg muscles. It also helps you to have better balance. First, place your hands to your side. Then bring just one leg up, and kick it out. Be careful not to fall over. Try it five times with your right leg, then do it five times with your left leg.
- Want to see an example of Kickstand? Text KICKSTAND to 21534.
In support of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is challenging Americans of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to achieve their PALA. The PALA requires youth participants, ages 6-17, to engage in physical activity for 60 minutes, five days per week, for six out of eight weeks. Adults should participate in 30 minutes of physical activity for the same duration. All participants who complete the PALA will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the co-chairs of the President’s Council, Drew Brees and Dominique Dawes.
For more information on The Activators or to watch more fun videos please visit www.TheActivators.net or “like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mygymfun?ref=ts#!/Activators.
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