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Mini Gym Equipment: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

Keeping kids healthy and active is a national priority. With Michelle Obama naming the fight against childhood obesity as her signature initiative, the number of programs targeting tots has never been higher.

Forty-two percent of LilSugar readers said their lil ones participate in extracurricular physical activity, but some parents want more for their kids. W. C. Redmon Co. is now selling a Fun & Fitness for Kids line of exercise equipment just for lil tykes. The collection of elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and weight benches ($125 each) are all sized down for pint-sized athletes who can now mimic their mamas' exercise routines.

Would you buy mini gym equipment to encourage exercise in your home?

lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I think it's a cute idea. It's not as if having the kiddie exercise equipment would preclude your child from running around outside also. I think this would be great for days when it's too cold to be outside for long periods of time and on days when it's too warm (or the uv index is too high) to be outside for long periods of time.
cowboyplus cowboyplus 7 years
i always was under the impression that working out with weights is bad for kids ... until their bones are fully developed or something ... hopefully that's not true, but i'd want to know before i considered something like this for my kid.
Ajh Ajh 7 years
I ride a stationary bike most of the winter, I don't see why if I had children they shouldn't also. In fact, children feel happy when they're included in activities the adults are doing. We bought my cousin's son a dust buster, because he loves cleaning. He'll clean the house with you, you just have to show him how. He's TWO. When we clean with him around it's always with smiles, and music playing. He's been known to go dance around and clean up messes on the floor by himself now. I see this concept easily transferring over to exercise equipment. And yes, kids should be outside playing, but that isn't possible everywhere.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
man i love it that looks so cool my kids would love it especially when they cant go out bc its to cold but my girls would like the bike the most i think its a good way for kids to burn off extra energy but not for a work out routine but then again my 7 yr old will watch and do yoga
FshLover09 FshLover09 7 years
its cute...but I think kids can just get exercise running around!
nicoleggs nicoleggs 7 years
i grew up playing outside so the fancy gym equipment i see for kids these days seems a little over the top. what happened to imagination and a good old cardboard box? also, if a kid has an elliptical at 5, what does he/she have to look forward to in the future?
Moms Moms 7 years
This equipment is cute, but I like my kids to get out in the fresh air as they play and exercise.
LaurenRBear LaurenRBear 7 years
This is one of the funniest things i've ever seen!! My boyfrends 2 year old nephew drinks chocolate milk out of the protein shaker bottles. I always joke that he'll be hitting the gym soon. this product made me laugh out loud
Ericka Ericka 7 years
The equipment may put the idea that exercise in many different forms is fun and help them keep that attitude as they grow up.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Exercise should not something kids think is necessary, but something they love to do. Like Girl Jen said, they should be running around for fun.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I'd rather my daughter use kid-sized equipment than attempt grownup-sized equipment...but at the same time, I'd MUCH rather chase her around the playground and dare her to climb up the big ladder than put her on a kiddie elliptical.
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