The feasting indulgences during the holidays are hard to resist for adults; try and imagine how kids defeat their urges. It’s very tough! The challenge of your family eating healthily during the holiday is like getting an elephant to tightrope walk while 60m in the air. Why not have your kids join you in a work out specially designed for them in your living room?
Canadian Caleb Hill recommends the Sworkit app. Hill joined the International School of Beijing’s Elementary Physical Education department in August 2016 after working in Beijing No. 25 Middle School as part of their Sino- Canadian program. Hill holds both a Bachelor of Education specializing in Physical Education and Social studies from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brock University in Ontario Canada.
Two fitness aficionados wanted to bring the gym’s smaller bodyweight workouts home through technology and thus, Sworkit was born. The Sworkit stands for Simply WORK IT and has 20 million users after debuting in popular venture capital funding TV show, “Shark Tank” earlier this year. A similarity with apps like MyFitnessPal, is the ability of the user to create their own playlist of tailor made routines from the custom workout builder.
Hill says, “ the fitness app takes you through 5 to 60+ minute strength, yoga, pilates and stretching workouts requiring no equipment. Sworkit Kids scales down the adult-sized app to give kids aged 7-12 the motivation and video examples necessary to complete their own home workouts. Sworkit Kids provides customizable or pre-programmed workouts with video demonstrations that are designed for strength, agility, or flexibility and balance. With an iPad or tablet, anywhere can become a workout space!
Sworkit Kids does not provide as many pre-programmed workouts as its parent app Sworkit, but does give a good number of accessible exercises for kids.
Sworkit apps are available over thirteen different languages including English, French, Chinese, and Russian. The free versions of both the adult and kids have in-app purchases starting at USD 6.99 – 55.99.
Platform: iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free to download with in-app purchases
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