Fun Family Fitness Tips

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Exercise Ball Spins

Take your stability ball outside. Place your arms down on the ball with your legs extended behind you. Rotate the arms clockwise then counterclockwise 10 times and end moving the ball forward and back 10 times. Always remember to keep your chest off of the ball. This is a great exercise for core / upper body strength and it’s not easy, but it’s fun.

Figure 8s

Place two objects such as cones, tennis balls cans, foam rollers or even toy trucks about 3 feet apart and run between and around the cones in the direction of a Figure 8. This is a great exercise for footwork. Do this for about 2 minutes.

Monster Walk

Place a stretch band around your ankles and walk sideways across a tennis court, field, playground or your yard. Remember to have your feet facing forward and your hands on your waist. This is a great exercise for your glutes.

Plank w/ Hip Abduction

Get in a plank position and move one leg away from your body and to the side while balancing on your arms and stationery leg. This is a great exercise for core / leg strength. Do 1-3 sets of 10-15 reps on each leg. Kids will laugh as they try to keep their balance!

Exercises from Ryan Krane , a certified corrective exercise specialist and fitness consultant.


About the Author:  Ryan Krane is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and one of the leading fitness consultants specializing in corrective exercises in the Los Angeles region. He is helping clients become healthier and pain free with his brand of corrective exercise called The Krane Training Method™, which combines flexibility, posture and strength training movements to help clients remedy chronic ailments such as back pain, shoulder pain and other common body aches.  Sign up for his newsletter at


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