My kids had other plans for my “great idea” to all run the bleachers together today but we improvised. Baby girl wanted held the whole time so I think my upper body got a better workout than my lower body but oh well. Something is always better than nothing!

If you want to try this yourself do this: run up the bleachers as fast as you can doing single steps then double step (skipping every other step) and jogging on the way down. Alternate single/double steps each time you get to the bottom and do 10 flights each (20 flights total). It’s simple, but a killer cardio workout!

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A few tips to keep your kids excited:
-Race them where you have to go up/down twice and they just need to do it once
-Tell them to imagine they are in the funhouse at the fair and they have to weave in/out of the breaks in the handrailing
-Tell them to pick a mariocart character and pretend we are racing like in Mario cart. Each up/down is a lap, each high-five when you pass each other is a power up and each drink of water is an energy boost.
-High fives when you pass each other help a lot
-Bring them during high school track practice and let them get a glimpse of what it would be like to be a track athlete as they get older
-You could have them jump up each step with you but, and I probably shouldn’t even admit this ha, but if you are like me, after having two 10-lb babies any kind of jumping or hopping creates potty issues
-Play tag where one person is ‘it’ or tell them ghosts/villains are at the bottom of the steps chasing them for more at-home workout ideas