Stuck Indoors? Here are some online fitness, movement, and mindfulness resources for burning that energy.

Modern Parenting
December 14, 2020
Levi Bethune

Let me know if this sounds familiar to you: you’re doing your best with the stay at home or shelter in place order, but your kids aren’t in school. You’re trying to “work from home by keeping your kids occupied, but inevitably that turns into pillow fights, throwing contests, or “every surface is lava” obstacle course.

Burning all that pent up energy is critical for family sanity. And for those of us who have relied on city sidewalks and playgrounds as our backyards--or for the days when the weather prohibits us from responsibly sending our kids out back--we need some outlet for that crazy vibe.

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite online movement resources made for kids. Hopefully any downstairs neighbors understand that we’re all in this together.

P.E. With Joe

This popular UK fitness coach has started producing daily P.E. class replacement videos directed at school-aged children. His dynamic energy and easy-to-follow routines keep it light and fun for the kids, and keep the kids engaged for 30 minutes, for your sake.

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Good Energy From GoNoodle

GoNoodle is rapidly becoming the household name for household movement. They have a massive library of engaging movement activities for children, and their short music-driven episodes make it easy to keep the videos rolling without the kids losing interest.

Good Energy Examples

Insight Timer for Children

“Designed for easing nerves, building self-confidence, and having a restful night’s sleep.” This is a favorite way to wind down at the end of a cooped up day. While they have a paid service and app, there is a bunch of free content for kids on their website.

Backyard Ninja Kids Workouts

This family brings the energy and burns out the wiggles in some fun guided workouts. This playlist is only 9 videos, but it’s high-energy and especially fun for rowdy boys.

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