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5 Online PE & Fitness Classes for Kids That Can’t Stay Still

· Ali Turner · Family

Family time is fitness time with these classes.

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Keep your kids healthy and happy at home with these online fitness classes for children.

Whether it’s lockdown or the holidays, your little ones need to stretch their legs and burn off energy. They could do it by driving you up the walls, but why not take the edge off their energy levels with these online PE classes. From imaginative workouts that educate with exercise to child-friendly HIIT classes and virtual ballet lessons, there’s something for everyone.

Andy’s Wild Workouts

The amazing thing about Andy’s Wild Workouts is that they don’t feel like workouts at all. These online PE classes are designed to get inquisitive little ones moving as Andy regales them with cool wildlife facts and shows them how to move like the animals he meets on his travels. It’s fun, it’s educational and it will burn off energy like there’s no tomorrow.

You can watch Andy’s Wild Workouts on YouTube and BBC iPlayer.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cosmic Kids Yoga exercises the mind and body. Expect colourful backgrounds, animated instructors and fun themes as they combine classic yoga poses with dance and mindfulness techniques. As well as giving the kids a fantastic online workout, they also teach the little ones how to cope with everyday challenges like bullies, nightmares and separation anxiety.

You can watch Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube or through their app.

PE With Joe Wicks

The most famous online PE lessons of them all come from Joe Wicks. The Body Coach streams his HIIT classes for kids live every weekday with an extra special workout every Friday as he dresses up in full costume to get the kids moving. This is a full-on workout that will put even the fittest of parents to the test, but active little ones will breeze through it.

You can watch PE With Joe Wicks on YouTube.

Go Noodle

Widely used by teachers who want to get their students moving during the day, Go Noodle offers a vast array of online workout experiences that will have your kids clamouring for more. From dance parties to track sprints, yoga and mindfulness, there’s something for every child and every occasion – they even have a range of games to make screen time active.

You can watch Go Noodle on YouTube or on their website.

The Ballet Coach

Got little dancers in your midst? Take the kids to a virtual ballet class courtesy fo The Ballet Coach. Sarah Du-Feu has a big old stockpile of lessons for you to choose from and she streams new classes live every day. No matter what their age or level, your little boys and girls can perfect their pliés and polish their pirouettes, all the while building their confidence.

You can watch The Ballet Coach on YouTube.