To do: Starting in plank position on the ground, alternate bringing each knee up towards your chest in a “climbing” motion
Time: 10 minutes
Materials: Floor space
Mountain climbers are an entire body workout that’s easy to do indoors and doesn’t take much space. If this winter has you cooped up indoors, try mountain climbers every day!
Here’s how to do them:
– Start in a plank position, facing the ground on your hands and toes.
– Bend your right knee and bring it up to your chest, resting your toes on the ground.
– Quickly, switch legs so now your right leg is extended again but your LEFT knee is up against your chest.
– Keep switching legs back and forth for about 15-30 seconds depending on your child’s age. Take a break, then do another set!
Tell a story to go along with these climbers. Look at a picture of a tall hill or mountain and pretend you need to climb, climb, climb to get to the top! When you get up there, what do you see?
Some storytelling will make this indoor exercise a lot more fun. Enjoy!
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