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Exercise Equipments for Kids: Toys that Maintain Fitness at Home

Updated on June 23, 2012
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Do you have an exercise equipment at home? Do the kids just watch TV as they wait for you to finish your routine? Or do they continuously urge you to give them a turn as you try to lose weight on the treadmill?

The exercise equipments made just for kids below can give your children a fun workout while you do your routines. Although not designed to make children lose weight, these equipments tone their muscles and introduce them to the benefits of exercising regularly. These equipments can also spur a bonding moment between you and the kids as you workout. You can even have a game about who can stay longer on your exercise equipments.

The benefits of exercising are enormous. They tone your muscles and enhance proper blood circulation. They also promote cardiovascular fitness as well as good behavioral and mental health.

For some that find exercise equipments hard to use and tiresome, there are playthings that give you a workout while having fun too. There are

Adults and kids alike have fun with them and, sometimes, without realizing that they also make them fit.

1. Redmon Fun and Fitness Air Walker

This low impact exercise equipment is just like an adult’s air walker minus the moving handles.

Children ride them by stepping on the skid free pads and making large strides. Because of its sturdy design, kids will feel like safely walking on air. Foam coated handles also ensure that they will have something to hold on to so that they don’t get off-balanced.

The Air Walker is for kids from 3 to 8 years old.

2. Redmon Fun and Fitness Treadmill

Many of us have treadmills at home but only a few of us have one that is made just for kids.

Big treadmills are, of course, made for adults which make it hard for children to run on. The Fun and Fitness Treadmill, however, is just right for their smaller strides and lesser weight. It also features an odometer so they can keep track of time, speed and, yes, calories.

The Treadmill is suitable for kids 3 to 8 years old.

3. Fisher-Price Smart Cycle Racer

This is a stationary bike and a learning system.

I mentioned above that you can have a game with your kids on who can stay on a stationary bike longer. But with an arcade game that hooks to it, your child may have an easy time beating you. The Smart Cycle Rider comes with adventure games that teach kids about numbers, shapes and letters as they pedal away. This exercise equipment is so entertaining that kids might forget that you’re also pedaling right beside them.

The recommended age is 3 to 6 years.

4. A+ ChildSupply Happy Rower

This exercise equipment is made to stretch and tone almost all of the major muscle groups including the leg, arm and abdominal muscles.

It functions just like any rowing machine that may make kids think that they are on a boat down the river. The Happy Rower also features adjustable pumps for varying resistance. I find this exercise machine strenuous for kids though.

The recommended age is 2 and up.

5. Redmon Fun and Fitness Weight Bench

Kids might want to look at themselves in the mirror to check if their muscles have gone bigger after using this.

The Redmon Fun and Fitness Weight Bench can be used for leg lifts, leg curls and bench presses. It comes with a 2 pound bench bar with 10 oz, 5 oz and 2 oz foam weights to help them feel like serious muscle builders. For added comfort, the sturdy frame is fitted with a foam bench.

It is suitable for children 3 to 8 years old.

6. Redmon Fun and Fitness Twister

By twisting the body as they step on the non-skid rotating dish and holding on to the foam padded handles, the Redmon Fun and Fitness Twister exercises the midsection.

This equipment will stretch their obliques and is great for warming up. I bet the rotating dish will not only be used when they're standing up, I’m sure they will also use it to sit and spin too. I think this equipment is a good way to keep kids busy while mom makes delicious hotcakes.

Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

7. PerfettoKid Core Crunch

If you want your kids to develop chiseled abs at a young age, this equipment will be of great help. But, seriously, do you really want that?

This equipment can be used while lying on their backs or on their sides to target specific areas of the midsection. However, like the rower, I think this equipment is too hard for children to use.


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      itops 6 years ago from the sea

      Hi Seeker7!

      They are really trying to make miniature versions of almost everything these days. I am continually being surprised at the different innovative ideas these toys were given to make them more interesting. When looking around, there are times when I say, "What?!!! They have that as well?!!" Lol. And, yes, their prices surprise me too. Glad to be of help.

      Thanks a lot for the inspiring comments!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      What a really fascinating hub! I had no idea that you could get equipment like this for kids. I have heard my nieces and nephews saying to their Mum and Dad about working out with them, so I'll mention these items to my sister and brother-in-law. I particularly like the idea of the Air Walker and the Twister. They sound like a good exercise machine but with lots of fun for kids as well. I was also surprises at the prices - I had expected them to be a lot more expensive than they are.

      A really great hub! Voted up!