We get so many clients who are trying to lose baby weight that just keeps hanging on. But Real Results is not just about losing the weight, it’s about living a healthy lifestyle, and that affects the whole family. Children learn from the example that parents provide: if you read, they’ll read; if you eat healthy food, they’ll eat healthy food; and if you exercise regularly, so will they.

The key to successful family fitness is to keep it simple and fun for everyone. Make your activities a family tradition that everyone will look forward to. Physical fitness activities are a great way to relieve stress, reduce sibling fights and send oxygen to the brain, which means exercising regularly could help keep peace at home and boost academic performance.

Jumping rope is something that kids love, but did you know what great exercise it is? Anyone who’s ever been to the jump roping class at LVAC can tell you what a challenging workout it is! Start out slowly, jumping 30 hops, just clearing the rope, and add a few more hops as you get comfortable. Your rope should be long enough to reach from the floor to your armpits when the rope is folded in half. In addition, ball bearings in the handles are preferable. So go out and get jumping with your kids.