It may look like a playground, but those monkey bars and slides can be used like a family-friendly gym. Here are 4 simple workouts you can try with your children while keeping the fun alive:
- Sitting on the swing, grasp the chains and lift your legs so they’re parallel to the ground. Cross one leg over the other, then switch, maintaining your balance. Repeat 10 to 15 times.
- Grip an overhead bar(monkey bars) or set of rings. Lift your knees and bring them as close to your chest as you can. Drop your legs and repeat five times to start.
- Sit and hold onto the edge of a bench with your legs slightly extended, knees bent, and feet flat on the ground. Keeping your shoulders back, slide off and lower your bottom until your elbows are bent 90 degrees. Hold the position for two seconds, then lift back up.
- The slide climb you should only try when you have the slide to yourself! Hold on to the sides of the slide, scramble to the top as quickly as you can, then slide down.