Who says a party has to be all about cake and candy?
April 22, 2009
With more Americans embracing nutritional supplements and healthier diets, it may not be much of a surprise that some parents are now throwing fitness parties for their children.
Karma Kids Yoga studio recently launched a new package geared toward children's birthday parties that includes yoga classes and themed activities.
While this idea is still new and fairly expensive, the concept of turning a party into a way to teach children the benefits of exercise may be a good one.
Interested parents may want to look into fitness-themed party decorations as well as searching out healthy snacks and drinks to have at the party. Fresh fruit, bottled water and cut-up vegetables are a good place to start.
As for the exercise activities, steer clear of anything that resembles a gym class, since it may appear as work instead of fun. Take a cue from the Wii Fit game from Nintendo and incorporate a hula-hooping session and some fun yoga poses such as the Warrior or Palm Tree.
Also, be sure to talk about the calming effects of yoga, which come in handy when the kids get older.