~I received MERRITHEW samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
On a bad week I get to the gym only once (I am working on it!) but that doesn’t mean I am not getting my exercise. I do a lot of exercise stuff around the house as well because I believe fitness starts at home. My girls have always grown up seeing me exercise or they have spent many hours hanging out in the gym kid care. They are involved in several sports and they own their own “work out” gear so they can look like mommy. Now that they are 7 and 4 they want to do “real” exercises just like mommy too. I have recently gotten them into things like yoga and they absolutely love it. It is not always easy finding kids fitness equipment but I recently checked out MERRITHEW and they not only have top quality fitness gear for adults but they have equipment for kids too!
The mat bag for kids is not only brightly colored but sized just for them! Made with 100% canvas, the bag features an adjustable shoulder strap and accommodates kid-sized exercise mats up to 21″ (63 cm) long and comes in 3 different colors. It’s the perfect size to fit a mat, towel, water and a snack!
The yoga mats are available in 6 different styles and is just an overall amazing mat to protect kids from hard surfaces. Made of innovative baby-safe PER material that is free of toxins, heavy metals and phthalates. It is durable, non-slip, water-proof and sun protective. The really cool part about it is the fact it biodegrades in soil after 6 months. The built in handle is the finishing touch that makes this the perfect kids mat…I seriously can not think of a single thing I would change about it.
Both girls think these mats are “so cool” and I have to admit the designs are as nice as the mats themselves.
The flying foam disk 2-pack is an exercise disk set specifically designed for children. They are super soft foam so you can use them inside or outside and the designs are ridiculously cute as well. These not only work great as actual flying disks being tossed back and forth but also nice for incorporating into floor exercises like balancing, sliding or working on motor skills. They float so take them bath or poolside too!
A great way for kids to get kids up and moving is with the Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids DVD. Using balls and bands, this DVD incorporates fun into a workout that challenges mobility, agility and flexibility while encouraging the development of the mind-body connection. It is 26 minutes and includes 27 exercises. The perfect length to keep them interested without them loosing interest. Best suited for ages eight to 14. You can even get mini stability balls for added fitness fun.
Merrithew has an entire GIFT GUIDE set up to show you the top gift ideas for each category. Especially helpful when you are shopping for somebody else and you might not know what someone wants or needs for saw…barre workouts.
Check out there Black Friday sales page. Their Black Friday sale goes from Nov 27-30th and will have over 300 products up to 50% off plus FREE North American shipping. I am a BIG fan of online shopping for Black Friday…all from the comforts of home, no crowds and all while wearing pjs. Check out their wide selection of equipment and find something for everyone on your list.
Connect: You can connect with MERRITHEW on their website.