Fun Virtual Workouts to Keep the Family Fit While Stuck at Home

Fun Virtual Workouts to Keep the Family Fit While Stuck at Home

The local fitness community in Des Moines is doing a great job of providing lots of FREE on-line content to keep us from becoming total couch potatoes during the coronavirus shut down.  Virtual workouts are a great way to integrate movement and exercise into your day. Most of these exercises can be done right in your living room and we promise they will get everybody motivated to keep moving and stay active while we’re all stuck at home!

Looking for more indoor boredom busters for kids?  Be sure to visit our COVID-19 Guide, Spring Fun Guide and On-Line Events Calendar for more ideas.

Here’s a few Des Moines area fitness specialists that are providing FREE family friendly virtual workouts:

Altoona Campus

This local community fitness center’s trainers have been hard at work posting several workouts on their Facebook Page.  While the training videos aren’t really geared for little kids, the workouts would be great for you and your tweens and teens to get your sweat on together.

Courage League Sports

“Funcise” virtually with Courage League Sports over the next few weeks. Check them out on Facebook Live at 10:00 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday and get 25-30 minutes of exercise all adapted for any age (2-82) or ability!

GoGo Yoga for Kids

Local author and yoga instructor, Sara J. Weis has posted a couple of videos on the GoGo Yoga For Kids YouTube Channel where you can take a Family Fun Yoga Class.  In addition visit the website and find FREE Yoga Pose Bingo Cards, which is a great and easy way to introduce children to yoga.

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Des Moines Parks & Recreation

Des Moines Parks and Recreation recently premiered their new “Driveway Drills” series. Videos posted to their Facebook Page are designed to help your child learn more about a variety of sports, improve their skills and stay active at home.

Hy-Vee KidsFit

Hy-Vee KidsFit is here, as always, to help you stay healthy, happy and active at home! They are streaming free, online 15- to 20-minute videos every day, seven days a week starting at 9:00 am. Be sure to tune in! 

Opportunity on Deck

During the school break, Opportunity on Deck has decided to go virtual three times a week until schools re-open! They will be live on Facebook conducting indoor sport practices, exercises, and activities. This is a great way to ensure kids in our community remain ACTIVE, HEALTHY and SAFE!

YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Check out the Y’s “At Home With the Y” webpage.  They’ve rounded up a ton of resources, workouts and activities for you and your family to stay active during the Coronavirus crisis. In addition, join them on their Facebook Page at 3:00 pm Monday through Friday for some fun youth and family activities.



Has your family been staying active during the shutdown?  Let us know if you have a favorite on-line workout?

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