My youngsters were never genuinely active to begin with, but the quarantine made them very lazy.
When they went to school they were up and walking around for a large part of the day, but now they were just watching TV all day long.
I knew that putting on excess weight at a young age has extreme long-term effects, so I decided to find a way to get everyone more active. I wanted to make it fun for the whole family. We didn’t have a home gym, and I didn’t want to force a strict exercise routine, so I had to get creative. First I tried home yoga classes, by setting up mats in the living room in front of the TV. I found a good channel for live yoga classes on Youtube, and my family all tried that together a few times. I kind of liked it, however yoga was not dynamic enough to keep the children engaged for an entire hour. My next idea was based on cross fit, and utilized a backyard obstacle course to keep them motivated. This worked a lot better than yoga. I sunk a little money into buying some workout equipment for the backyard. Within a few months both of us had an American Ninja Warrior style of training course, in addition to at that point the youngsters were setting their own workout program! Since I had made it fun for them to be active they fully immersed themselves in the gym, and I have never needed to enforce workout classes because they do it on their own.