Now that spring has come, we all want our children to be running around in the fresh air. But when the air’s not so fresh and you’re stuck inside, what can they do to burn off that energy?
We invited Joel Llaban Jr to lead a living room workout for a group of energetic kids ages 4 to 10. Joel is a teacher at the International School of Beijing (ISB) and also leads Heyrobics sessions across the city. “We call Heyrobics ‘the world’s happiest sport,” Llaban told us. “It’s the inclusive and friendly community that initially attracted me to it, and the same reason that made me stay! Equally important is the sweat and smiles in every single session.”
Llaban gives us playlist with songs at varying intensities to complement each activity type.
Walking: Ole Ole Ole Football Arena Mix – DJ Bobo (110 beats per minute)
Running: Love in the 21st Century – Neon Trees (149 bpm)
Jumping: The Nights – Avicii (125 bpm)
Agility: Moonshine – Bruno Mars (104 bpm)
Heyrobics run fun and sweaty workouts in locations all across the city. Check out www.heyrobics.com for details and schedules.
This article originally appeared on pages 30-31 of the April 2016 Issue of beijingkids. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact email@example.com.