Family Fun Five +FitFamily Instagram Challenge

Bosu Ball and Bosu Sport Kids announcement

 

Setting good examples for our children as it relates to staying healthy is extremely important.  I know we have a makeshift home gym in our basement and from the time they were babies, our children observed my husband and me working out.  As they got older they then attempted to mimic us and our workouts which really touched me.

If you want to get your family moving more, sitting less (from watching television, playing on the computer or video games) here is our family fun five ways to get moving and active.

  1. Go to the park:  Find a park near your home, load up the bikes or skates and head on out with the family.  The kids may complain at first but trust me they will enjoy being outside with nature, breathing fresh air and being active with family.
  2. Sign them up for a fitness program:  My gym offers adult/children fitness classes like Crossfit and yoga that is paired down to accomodate children but allows adults to participate as well.  Sometimes kids don’t want to go at it alone so having mommy or daddy there along with siblings makes it a family affair and a lot of fun.  Many times you get a “group” discount for signing everyone up too.
  3. Similar to item 3 above, sign up for a boot camp:  My boot camp group runs specials some months where your children can come workout with the parents FOR FREE.  It’s their goal to beat childhood obesity by allowing parents to work out with their kids and to help get the kids active.  It’s a great option and there may be a similar option in your area.
  4. Learn something:  Head to the museum or zoo where walking is required and get in those steps.  Your family will not only bond and get in some exercise, you’ll also learn and see some new things.  I’m all about that education.
  5. Cook together:  Fitness is 70% to 80% what you put in your mouth so teach your children good eating habits by letting them help you prepare lunch or dinner.  They will learn how to cook for themselves but also be more inclined to eat the healthy dish because they had a hand in preparing it.  Our family enjoys cooking together.

Are you ready to get moving and active with your entire family?  Then join the #FitFamily Instagram challenge sponsored by my friends over at BOSU and Sweat Pink.

The challenge starts Monday, October 12, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015 and is going to be A LOT of fun!!!  My  kiddos are excited to join me and you will see us getting it in on Instagram so make sure you are following me on there.

Interested?  Here are the details:

  • You can join the challenge whether or not you have a BOSU and I hope you do join because you’ll have a chance to win one just for participating!
  • Answer the daily prompts on your blog, Instagram, Twitter or wherever else you want to share and hashtag #BosuStrong, #FitFamily, #sweatpink and tag @BOSU_Fitness (Instagram),  @BOSUFitness (Twitter) & @FitApproach
  • The most active & engaged participants will have a chance to win great prizes from BOSU & Sweat Pink! Hint, hint, the more you share (and the more places you share), the better your chances of winning!

*Special note:  When participating in the challenge with a BOSU Sport  or Trainer please do not stand on it with the dome side down as that is not considered proper form or utility of the equipment.  

**Another special note:  Make sure your children and you are wearing shoes when working out with the Bosu Sport.

Remember:  You do NOT need to down a BOSU to participate in this challenge but as previously mentioned you will have an opportunity to win one.  Keep reading and I share some discount information on the BOSU too. 


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For the last four weeks, the Sweat Pink community teamed up with BOSU to show the world what it means to be #BOSUStrong. One thing that makes me BOSUStrong is my family because they inspire me to______________________. And I hope to inspire them to________________.

__________, _________, ______ (family members) and I love to _______ (activity) together! We _______ on week days, and take advantage of the weekends to _______ together! I introduced _____ (kid name) to ______ (activity) and love watching _______ (kid name) ________ (activity).

Any time we ______ (Activity), ______ (kid name) amazes me/kicks my butt! A family that ______ (activity) together, sticks together!

Our favorite #FitFamily BOSU workout is________________ because ____________________.  And I am loving the BOSU Sport and the BOSU Sport-Kids DVD because its a great workout for my kid and has helped with their ___________________.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to try the new BOSU Sport, a smaller version of the BOSU Balance Trainer (the Sport is 50 cm while the Balance Trainer is 65 cm) that’s absolutely perfect for kids. Now, the whole family can “BOSU” together!

That’s why we are a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily!

 


MY ANSWERS

For the last four weeks, the Sweat Pink community teamed up with BOSU to show the world what it means to be #BOSUStrong. One thing that makes me BOSUStrong is my family because they inspire me to be the best me I can be. And I hope to inspire them to to live fit and healthy lives.

Andre, Amari and Ysonde and I love to laugh together! We work hard on week days, and take advantage of the weekends to spend time together! I introduced Amari to squats and love watching Amari get his squats on.  He’s really good at it.

Any time we try pull ups, Ysonde amazes me/kicks my butt! A family that works out together, sticks together!

Our favorite #FitFamily BOSU workout are planks because we just feel stronger after doing them.  And I am loving the BOSU Sport and the BOSU Sport-Kids DVD because its a great workout for my kid and has helped with their balance.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to try the new BOSU Sport, a smaller version of the BOSU Balance Trainer (the Sport is 50 cm while the Balance Trainer is 65 cm) that’s absolutely perfect for kids. Now, the whole family can “BOSU” together!

That’s why we are a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily!

The new BOSU® Sport-Kids DVD encourages kids to have lots of fun while they get fit, strong and flexible! This total body fitness program, created by renowned trainer Brett Klika, targets 6 – 12 year olds and teaches kids that when you exercise your heart, lungs and muscles every day, you can be fit for life. The 60 minute DVD includes five BOSU® workouts, plus warm-up and cool-down, focusing on different components of fitness.

Segments can be used individually or linked together for longer workouts. Check out the BOSU SPORT-Kids DVD: http://www.bosu.com/bosu-sport-kids-dvd. Get it for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Sport using the code: BOSUSWEATPINK15.

Lastly, get excited because BOSU just launched two new workout DVDs: BOSU Total Body Basics http://www.bosu.com/bosu-total-body-basics-dvd/ and BOSU Core Basics http://www.bosu.com/bosu-core-basics-dvd. Get ONE of these 2 these downloads for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Balance Trainer using the code: BOSUSWEATPINK15.

I want to know what makes you a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily

And don’t forget about the daily prompts – they are below – or you can follow along HERE.


 

Monday, 10/12: We want to see you and your kids #jumpjoymonday – whether you’re escaping lava, or jumping back on your surfboard, let your imagination run wild! Let’s kick off this #fitfamily challenge with a whole lotta fun! Just remember, nice soft knees. @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

JumpForJoyMonday

  • Bonus: #moveitmonday! Show us how your kids MOVE their feet! We want to see how they can have #fasterfeet – running on their #BOSUSport and of course have fun while doing it! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #ad

It's #MOVEITMONDAYMOVE YOUR FEET!Tuesday, 10/13: It’s #toneituptuesday. We want to see your kids best “ski” moves (“no snow required”). Whether they’re speeding downhill on the slopes or jumping the moguls! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

ToneItUpTuesday

  • Bonus: We want to see you and your family inch worm together! #fitfamily

Let's all INch Worm!

Wednesday, 10/14: It’s #workitwednesday! We want to see you and your kids doing airplanes! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink bosustrong #ad

Airplanes

  • Bonus: A family that balances together….has the most fun together! We want to #bosustrong @bosufitness @fitapproach #ad see your kids do their best Bird Dog (refer to http://www.bosu.com/bosu-sport-kids-dvd for tips!) #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

It's a Bird, it's a Plane... (2)

Thursday, 10/15: It’s #fitfamily plank day! Show us how you and your fam plank it out & maybe even exchange some high fives! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

AllAbouttheFitFamilyPlanks

  • Bonus: Show us a #tbt to one of your favorite #fitfamily activities! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

#tbt (1)

Friday, 10/16: #FreeFriday. What makes your #fitfamily #bosustrong? Show us! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

FreeFriday

  • Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday sweaties! Are you dolphins, crouching crocodiles inch worms or maybe even downward puppies? Show us! #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

#FitFamily #forearmFriday (1) (1)

 

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed and the cute kids are our very own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community.

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4 Replies to "Family Fun Five +FitFamily Instagram Challenge"

  • comment-avatar
    Lisa
    Twitter:
    October 13, 2015 (10:30 am)

    I love that so many strong mamas are setting fantastic examples for their children and families by participating in this challenge!

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    Jamie King
    Twitter:
    October 13, 2015 (11:57 am)

    I love this so much, your son is just too darn cute! Good job strong mama!

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      Diatta
      Twitter:
      October 13, 2015 (11:59 am)

      Thanks Jamie. He loves working out like an athlete and this Bosu really challenged him.

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