Drum and dance for a fun workout the whole family can enjoy.
We're all feeling a little stir crazy after months of social distancing, but it can be hard to spend time burning energy outside during these 100 degree days. Fortunately, there are a lot of options for getting active indoors. A favorite for my family is to have dance parties to break up the day, especially after we've had to sit down and do focused work for a long time.
Whether you're into hip hop or hair metal, pop or punk, ballet or boogie woogie -- put on some tunes and get your groove on. You'll release stress, bond as a family, and get a great workout in!
Need some inspiration? In the video above, certified fitness instructor Andrea Kirsch and her son lead you through a fun routine combining cardio drumming and dance.
Don't have any exercise drumsticks? You can substitute wooden spoons, toy wands, sticks gathered from your yard, or just clap your hands!
Keep the dance party going! Share your family fitness fun with us on social media using #ilearnbecause
Inspired by this activity? Check out the following resources:
The Total Workout Mix -- streaming music selections for your warm-up, cardio, strength training, dance and core workouts.
Rhythmica Dance Cardio Party -- bring the nightclub to your home with these fresh, funky dance moves that will make you sweat while toning and firming your arms, legs, core and more.
Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story -- tells the inspiring story of the first African American prima ballerina, Janet Collins. Narrated by actor and comedian Chris Rock, this story teaches us that we can be anything we set our minds to, even after being told that we are not the current model for success.
The Ultimate Indoor Games Book -- jam-packed with more than 150 captivating games, this brightly illustrated collection will make sure that no kid ever whines "I'm bored!" again. Most of the activities need only minimal set-up time and supplies found around the house.