This Father's Day be a Healthy Role Model: Ideas for Getting the Family in Shape, Starting with Dad, from Personal Trainer Kevin Richardson

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As a father of five, personal trainer Kevin Richardson knows all too well the challenges of staying in shape when there are children to care for, but with a little creativity and commitment he believes anyone can get into great shape while involving the kids and even having a little bonding time in the process. Kevin offers five tips to keep Dad and the whole family in tip-top shape. For more fitness tips and information visit NaturallyIntense.net or call 1-800-798-8420.

As a father of five, personal trainer Kevin Richardson knows all too well the challenges of staying in shape when there are children to care for, but with a little creativity and commitment he believes anyone can get into great shape while involving the kids and even having a little bonding time in the process.

Here are five tips from Kevin to keep Dad and the whole family in tip-top shape:

1. Play real games instead of video games. While the Wii is a popular choice for indoor activity, try reaching for a ball instead of a remote this summer. Go outside with the kids; you will burn more calories, have more interaction and create some timeless family memories in the process.

2. Get a family membership at your local YMCA and use it. Many family oriented fitness facilities like the YMCA offer programs for kids and adults. If you get a family membership you can put the kids in a class while you workout in the gym. The fact that you have to take the kids to a class on a regular basis makes it more likely that you will exercise regularly as well! And you will be setting a good example.

3. Cook together. Pick up a healthy cook book at the library or find some healthy recipes online and start creating some fun foods with the kids. They will be more likely to eat healthy foods that they helped to cook themselves and you'll benefit from eating better as well.

4. Go biking. Not only is cycling great exercise during the warmer months, but it is an activity that the entire family can enjoy together and, for Dads with any leg problems, cycling can be easier on the joints. If you have young children and are afraid of cycling on the roads, find a local park and enjoy the fresh air - just be sure to wear your helmets!

5. Set small step family fitness goals. Set some simple milestone for each member of the family like losing a few pounds or being able to run around the block several times with age appropriate goals. The kids will see to it that you reach yours and will be eager to accomplish theirs as well!

"Dads serve as a role model for their kids every day whether they are trying to or not. So whether your behavior is positive or negative it will impact the little ones who look up to you. Why not involve them in healthy activities so you can all benefit?" offers Kevin.
Kevin is a personal trainer based in New York City and the founder of Naturally Intense High Intensity Training 10 Minute Workouts™ which provides a unique and efficient solution to the achievement of health and fitness goals. Kevin prides himself on being a champion drug free bodybuilder and martial artist and has trained thousands of dads, moms, executives, bodybuilders and other professional athletes over the past 19 years. He offers a high intensity training system combined with customized holistic diet plans for men and women ages 18 - 80.
A native of Trinidad & Tobago and the third generation of bodybuilders in his family, Kevin began training at the age of 14. In 1991 he developed a revolutionary system of 10 minute high intensity workouts that would be an answer to his need for a training program that not only helped increase his strength and endurance for his martial art practice, but also one that solved his problem of not having enough time to train; a system that would transform him from a skinny 125lb teenager into one of the most successful lifetime drug free bodybuilders ever.

For more information visit http://www.NaturallyIntense.net or call 1-800-798-8420.

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