Medical professionals and parents have been concerned about the increasing obesity rates with children. Researchers predict that children will start getting ailments common in adults and could die earlier than their parents. Children no longer play outdoors, riding bikes or running around the neighborhood. Instead, they spend most of their time perched in front of the television or playing video games. Many exercise professionals are addressing this issue by creating exercise DVDs for children.
Move & Groove Kids at the Zoo
This exercise DVD, created for children 2 to 5 years old, combines cartoon animals with a live instructor and children as they walk through the zoo. Children have fun imitating different zoo animals as they move about the room. The DVD is only 26 minutes, long enough for the little ones attention spans.
Denise Austin’s Fit Kids
Denise Austin has been a fitness instructor for more than 20 years. This exercise DVD, containing two 20-minute workouts, get kids 8 to 12 years old moving. The two workouts combine play-like moves like the hula hoop and bicycle with traditional moves like grapevines, pushups and crunches. The DVD is designed for parents to workout with their kids.
Tae Bo Kicks for Kids
Billy Blanks has been getting people in shape using his Tae Bo fitness program for more than 20 years. Now he has turned his attention to the fight against childhood obesity. Five to 11 year olds get a taste of Blanks popular workout program. Blanks brings his intense workout down a notch to make it fun for children. The 38-minute DVD workout features children of different sizes and body types.
Sabrina Brian’s Byou Series
Sabrina Brian of Disney’s “Cheetah Girls” leads two dance-inspired exercise DVDs. Created for girls 8 to 13 years old, the “Dance Workout” is broken up into three sections, each increasing in difficulty. “2 Hip Hop Meets Bollywood” teams Sabrina with Indian instructor Ruj Vaidya. Sabrina teaches hip hop dance moves while Ruj teaches Bollywood-inspired moves.
Shaun T’s Fit Kids Club
The creator of Beachbody’s “Hip Hop Abs” has produced a program to get kids ages 7 and up moving and grooving to dance music. The program includes two 25-minute workouts, “Groove it Out” and “Cool Moves.” Not only do kids dance, they can track their progress with the wall poster that comes with the program, learn how to read food labels, and receive healthy snack ideas. This DVD exercise program can be purchased at Shaun T’s official website.
Except for Shaun T’s fitness program, the other exercise DVDs for children mentioned can be purchased on the Collage Video official website.