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Work your mind & your body!

workoutUse your kids’ memory game and follow this idea┬áto work your brain and body! Get your kids involved too…its a fun family activity for all.

Pick out 14 matches that you are going to play with and write them on a piece of paper with corresponding exercises. As you can see in the picture mine are vegetables and fruits ­čÖé

Example: Beet – 40 high knees; Cabbage – 20 skater hops



Here are the exercises I did.

  • 20 tricep dips
  • 40 high knees
  • 20 jumping Jack
  • 20 squats touch the ground
  • 20 front push off into a reverse lunge (10/leg)
  • 20 rows in plank position, alternating
  • 10 squat thrust
  • 20 lunge pulses
  • 20 lunge jumps
  • 2 laps on the stairs
  • 20 push ups
  • 40 bicycle crunch
  • 20 skater hops
  • 20 squat, curl, press with weights

You can modify the exercise to suit your needs. Once you have it all written out, you beginning your game. Turn over 2 cards. Perform each of those exercises and flip back. Flip two more.  When you get a match, you only have to do the exercise one time. For example, once I found and turned over both pictures of the beet, I only had to do it one time (40 high knees).

This workout took about 40 minutes and I am sure for those of you with a really sharp memory, you can get it done in less time!  Give it a try next time you are at home looking for a workout to do!