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The Best Workouts Are Child’s Play

Outside | October 2016

Being fit is about constant movement, and children are in constant motion during playtime at the jungle gym. Why not join their lead?

Imagine a universe where exercise has nothing to do with heart-rate monitors or intervals. A place where fun trumps everything else. Such a world exists—it’s called childhood. “Being fit is about constant movement,” says conditioning coach Christa Pryor, whose clients have included the NBA’s Andrew Wiggins and tennis star Victoria Azarenka. “Traditional workouts are just one vehicle for expressing movement.” Children, of course, are in constant motion during playtime at the jungle gym. Why not follow their lead? Here, Pryor outlines a circuit that hits major muscle groups while only mildly confusing the kids you’ll be sharing the space with. No need to count reps—just keep moving… (read more)