Exercise Like The Animals (ExLA) is dedicated to the overall wellness of children through fitness with a literacy twist. Beginning with ages 3 to 6; we introduce our Playouts. These interactive workouts feature the moves of animals. The exercises combine fun and frivolity with fundamental and functional movements. In the middle of this sweet spot for learning, we introduce knowledge about the animals and fitness. Playouts are ideal for after school programming. Combined with our robust guide, teachers find easy ways to build intentional physical activities into many existing lessons – ranging from ELA, Social Studies and Math. Indeed, accompanied with our innovative paperback and Kindle ebook, Exercise Like The Animals from A to Z, enhances much of the common core.

For older students and learners – middle years (grades 5 to 8); ExLA offers Witness My Wellness. Fundamentally, this program engages students in the power of keeping a journal for fitness and wellness. The program features instruction in basic wellness and self-care with a built-in feedback loop with literacy kick. Participants, in recording their food and drink intake; their activities; their sleep and how they are involved each day with their family, friends and community, develop mindfulness towards a positive physical practice. The Witness My Wellness journal is the basic instrument for recording daily activities and adding regular reflections. (Website download coming soon!) The journal is a simple enhancement to a regular health class or community group project or family fitness project. 

Children in preschool, after school, out of school and with no school (at libraries, churches, family functions, summer camps and more!) experience Playouts led by one of our certified and trained group fitness instructors. A typical Playout is 25 minutes of multi-planar movement (running, jumping, squatting, crawling and aerobic exercises) all inspired by animals. Children gain confidence, balance and strength in their minds and bodies. They learn about animals with the rhymes that accompany the movements. Learn them where you share time with children with the book, Exercise Like The Animals from A to Z, on youtube or schedule one of our certified group fitness instructors.

Children will laugh and have fun. They will get a workout. They will learn.

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All children deserve to be fit without the need for a team, a ball or much more than their imagination. Exercise Like The Animals combines the power of a child’s imagination and their love of animals to move them into personal understanding of a body’s mechanics. We’re all just looking for a fun activity to get and keep us moving and help us build confidences in ourselves.

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