No sooner have we indulged in the deliciousness of Easter eggs and hot cross buns, and then the school holidays arrive and there is little time to enjoy our fitness fix.
The FLexercise team feels your pain and we say: “Life is too short to miss out on chocolate and carbs.”
If you find yourself surrounded by children or grandchildren during the Kiwi school holidays there are still ways you can fit in some exercise and me time.
Bring them to FLexercise
It might not work for every FLexercise class but why not ask your teacher if you can bring the kids along?
Kiwi kids need to know how to stay fit, and they need to know how grown-ups get active without worrying about looking cool.
We already know we are cool enough, and let’s give our youngsters something fun to share with their friends.
Bring FLexercise to them
If you can’t squeeze the kids into your FLexercise class, then how about bringing those FLexercise moves and grooves you love into your own home?
Get the youngsters to help create a big enough space for everyone to have some wiggle room, put on a CD, DVD or go to our teacher’s online channels and follow a routine. Show those kids how flexible and fit you are and have some fun with them.
Jennie Hanvey: FLexercise via Jennie’s Vimeo channel
Please check Sonia’s safety reminder before starting a FLexercise class at home.
Give yourself a break
If you are the chief childminder during New Zealand’s school holidays, then you deserve a break.
Sometimes there are too many things happening at once and it is better for everyone’s well-being if you take it easy and missing a FLexercise class shouldn’t add to the pressure.
Our Kiwi autumn weather is often stunning so make the most of it and have a pseudo FLexercise class pushing a swing at the park, walking in the bush or making sandcastles at the beach.
Such simple pleasures will entertain the children and you can enjoy being young at heart.
FLexercise with your friends
When the younger generation is around, you may need to gain strength with numbers so contact some FLexercise friends and invite them to bend and stretch with you.
If they are up to their armpits in school holiday care, they could be looking for some support, too and you can join forces to have some physical fun with the youngsters.
You may be thinking that you need to eat healthier food after indulging during Easter but maybe you could make your after-FLexercise treat something seasonally nutritious.
From March until June, there is an abundance of feijoas in New Zealand and we are almost sure that baking with fruit counts as part of your 5+ a day healthy eating programme. 😉
Of course, cutting the cake to share it with the children and grandchildren releases the calories, so a dose of school holiday FLexercise followed with feijoa loaf and coffee is endorsed.
Enjoy this moment with the younger generation of New Zealanders, don’t worry too much about your exercise routine and remember to race back to FLexercise when the holidays are done.
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn