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How To Get My Child More Active [Motivation and Exercise] During Coronavirus

Are you a parent who is feeling like you are juggling 3 jobs right now? Employee, mom, and teacher 24/7?  Are you struggling to keep your children active right now?…😩  Are you wondering what the best practices are to motivate your children to stay active during this coronavirus isolation? I know this is going on in my house and I had the pleasure of interviewing my cousin who is an expert in this area.

 

 

In this episode, we are talking about how we can help and keep our children active during this crisis with our special guest, Brett Yarris who is founder and instructor at BioKinetiX a movement company in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Brett is a movement behavior specialist with a specialty in helping children with special needs stay active and fit as well as coaching and training collegiate and professional athletes.  He has a passion for helping his clients live an active and healthy lifestyle.  Using the techniques of applied behavior analysis, Brett is able to decrease challenging behaviors while reinforcing correct and healthy movement patterns.

 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE interview with Brett within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

 

Brett covers 3 things every parent needs to know to help their children stay active:

 

1. Where should we fit exercise into my children’s schedule?

 

2. Should we exercise with them or be more like a coach?

 

3. How do we motivate them to be active?

 

 

Also, here is the link to the Top 5 Foam Roller Exercises I mentioned in the episode.  I hope it helps you stay healthy and provides you guidance with muscle recovery.  For more tips on how you should be caring for your muscles after your runs click THIS LINK to check out a previous blog article I compiled on that topic.

 

 

Other COVID-19 Topic Related Resources For Healthy Runners:

 

 

What 3 tips did I learn during these past 2 weeks of being home social distanced from my world? How did I stay active and fit and maintain my sanity?…😧 “I feel so out of control and with all the chaos going on in my house … how do I stay fit without going to the gym?!” Have you thought this to yourself?

 

I know I have! Personally I’ve had this issue this past week trying to balance life, family, work, and staying active. We all had big goals for 2020 and spring races, now that the plan has changed we can’t let ourselves dip into a place we don’t want to go! In this blog article, I got you covered on how you can stay active and fit with these 3 tips I learned during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Click THIS LINK to learn about my 3 Tips to boost your confidence with your home workouts during this difficult time.

 

Are you in need of some mental relief (like me) and are looking to get in some exercise during this time of social distancing?

 

Are you a runner who wants to stay healthy now more than ever for the benefits of your immune system while we try and prevent the spread of this virus 🦠?

 

Click THIS LINK to learn how to “just keep running” during social distancing.

 

 

Are You Struggling To Train And Stay Fit Without Your Gym?

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I am taking this COVID-19 social distancing situation as a way to take lemons 🍋 and make lemonade and we kicked off our Pilot Program this morning!

 

“Every single thing you go through is designed to GROW you. Every experience made you WHO YOU ARE TODAY.”

 

I am taking this as an opportunity to serve EVEN MORE of you!

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To help you STAY ACTIVE, STAY HEALTHY & Improve YOUR IMMUNITY (and mental sanity) During this crisis TOGETHER!

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📍 That is why I have created the SPARK Online Fitness Community.

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To help you continue to move forward 🔜 in your health when most people are retracting with unhealthy snacks and Netflix/ Disney+ binging.

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We are going to persevere together…and come out stronger on the other end of this TOGETHER 💯

 

 

 

What You Get By Signing Up…

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✅ Access to a community of people who are after the same thing…to stay active, get fit, and further improve their life (and mental well-being).
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✅ LIVE workouts 🏋🏻‍♂️ EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6am and recorded (for those not able to make the LIVE workouts via ZOOM that will be streamed to our private SPARK Fitness Facebook Group).
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✅ Engage in a virtual community of people in a world where everyone is socially distant.
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✅ Q & A with me 🙋🏻‍♂️, Dr. Duane Scotti (and maybe some other special guests) about any of your fitness roadblocks and goals.
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Here is what 1 runner 🏃🏻‍♀️ had to say about the pilot program this past week…
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“Fellow runners! Just want to say if you’re worried about a month of potentially losing running fitness, you should really consider joining Dr. Duane Scotti’s home workout program he is offering for the month of April. I’ve found the exercises/workouts a great addition to my running, incorporating foam rollers, stretches, plyometrics etc…something I never did regularly but I know I should do! So positive that once races return, I’ll be injury free and stronger!”

-Catrina O.

 

Click THIS LINK  to learn more
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Here is the best part…I made this program super affordable because I want to help you during this difficult time. The only reason I am charging anything is because I know if I did it for free you wouldn’t do it. You need to be held accountable and putting up a nominal fee will make sure you get out of bed (like you did when you were going to the gym) or if you are tuning in to the replay of the workout later in the day. This program is only going to be $30/month for all that this program will offer. I am no math wizard but I believe that is $2.50 per workout and you will actually do the workouts with me and I will educate you to the why we are doing these exercises.

 

This program is for you if you have liked the exercises I have shared with you in the past from my “sparkyourtraining” YouTube channel but you never kept up with them or didn’t know exactly how to integrate them into your normal workout routine.

 

We are going to do what I do in the gym 3x/week every week that has kept me healthy and running as well as the hundreds of private clients of mine that I have helped over the years. The format of the workout will be foam rolling and mobility to start, activation of your stabilizer muscles (the muscles you probably ignore when you go to the gym), then a HIIT style workout super setting 3 different exercises (upper body, lower body, core) and then finish with stretching. Basically this will be everything you have ever read about on previous blog posts all packaged up in a practical format with us actually going through the workouts together to keep you motivated and accountable so you don’t lose all of your fitness you have accumulated since New Year’s Day 2020.
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…and you can do it in the comfort and safety of your own home 🏡

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It doesn’t matter if you’re new to fitness, been working out on and off as a weekend warrior, or are a dedicated gym goer and runner 🏃🏻‍♀️…this program is for you.

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If you want to join this community TEXT “SPARK Fitness” to (203) 376-6514 and let’s get fit TOGETHER!

 

O.k. lets wrap up what we talked about in this article:

Brett Yarris shared with us for us struggling parents trying to juggle 3 jobs right now during these uncertain times.  He talked about 3 tips we can all implement to help keep our children active and motivated during this social isolation.  I hope you have found the podcast and YouTube video helpful and would appreciate you sharing this article out so more parents can get the help they need.  We will get through this together!

 

Thank you for taking the time to read and stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

Best regards

 

– Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

Connect with Brett:

 

Twitter: @MWMTbx_Coach
Instagram: @mvmtbx_coach
Website: https://biokinetix.fitness/

 

You can also listen to the audio version of the Q&A I had with Brett Yarris on the Healthy Runner Podcast 🎤…now available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or in this Website Link

 

🎉 The Healthy Runner Podcast Launch 🎉
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I am so excited to share the content on this podcast with you to answer this question…
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How do runners like us remain active, get stronger, and heal from injuries without being told to stop running and create a healthy life for ourselves so we can continue to hit PR’s well into our 40’s and 50’s.
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If you are motivated 🤨 and want to continue running without pain and want to run faster and further then this episode of the Healthy Runner podcast is for you!  Head over to your favorite podcast platform and SUBSCRIBE to check out the first 6 episodes!

 

 

All you need to do is…

 

Do you want to know more about our SPARK Physical Therapy running injury clinic or our healthy runner evaluation to get you on a specific plan to PREVENT any running related injuries as you ramp up your miles for 2020?

 

 

Click THIS LINK for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation and let’s chat about some of your injury or running struggles and see how I can help you with virtual Telehealth sessions.⠀⠀
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⚡️SPARK Physical Therapy
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Pivoting to keep up with your needs at this time. We are happy to offer virtual telehealth visits 7 days a week. We have always met your expectations and goals and will continue to meet you where YOU are at…and right now that includes virtual sessions.

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