My Kind of Family Fitness! Deck of Cards: Kids’ Edition

I must say, there were SO many great ideas on exercises we could all do with our kids (or nieces and nephews 🙂 ) shared on my Reebok AK Wedges giveaway. All of this creativity made for some fun fitness around the Powell home, but made it extremely hard to choose our winner!

Ashley, you must know that this Deck of Cards workout you do with your kids is actually one of Chris’ and my FAVORITE workouts of all time to do ourselves!!! AND with our peeps. 🙂 Crazy enough, though, we’ve never even thought to make it a game/workout with the kids.

Cash and I had a blast. Moms and Dads read below for the “how to” on this workout, and have as much fun with your kids as we did with ours!

Deck of Cards: Kids’ Edition
By Ashley P.

My kids and I like to get a deck of playing cards and make each suite represent a workout move and the number on the card equals the # of reps.

Example:
Hearts= jumping jacks
Spade= squats
Diamond= lunges
Clubs= sit-ups

They get a kick out of calling out the number and the suite. We count out loud together—working on our numbers while working on our fitness!

Time for Cashy and Mom to try…

We draw HEARTS!!! Jumping Jacks, here we come…

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Next up…DIAMONDS! Time to get into our “lunch”, as Cash calls them. 😉

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SPADES for the next draw…dropping it like it’s hot in our “squaks.” 😉

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Last but not least, CLUBS, to close it out. Kissing sit-ups. Mwah!!!!!

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Heidi 🙂


6 Comments

  1. Tiffany Burgoyne - October 12, 2017

    Love the Card game. My Hubby and I do Cards every Sunday morning:
    our cards are a little different than your

    Hearts=push ups
    Spades = Pull ups (assisted band)
    Diamonds = Burpees (ugh)
    Club= Squats
    and jokers are a 1/4 mile run

    We time it so we can challenge ourselves each time…We even got our two boys ( ages 7 and 11) to join the famly fun.

  2. Jodi - April 24, 2014

    Brilliant – such a great idea! I can’t wait to do this with my little one. I’m passing this idea along to everyone I know with young kids! 🙂

  3. Carolina Zuffo - April 20, 2014

    Hi Heidi. I´m brasilian and it is a great pleasure to speak with you. Actually I know her husband by reality, I am a big fan for his work, so noble! I watched whenever I can.
    I have a question in relation to exercise, how can we speed up the metabolism with exercises circuit? How much of each and what kind of exercises should I do? Kisses,your family is beautiful!Thanks

  4. Sarah - April 15, 2014

    Oooh! I can do this with my students to get their wiggles out! Thank you 🙂

  5. Ashley Pawloski - March 31, 2014

    So happy your kids loved it as much as mine. My twin boys learned their number recognition with the deck of cards. 🙂 Thanks again for the awesome shoes!

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