When I lived in Georgia, I made a dear friend, Colleen Pringle, whose enthusiasm for health and fitness is contagious. After work we would walk our dog’s – Willie and Leo – around the beautiful southern city of Savannah. She’d always share delicious, healthy recipes with me (and some good southern classics too). We both started having babies and moved away. I’ve ended up in Idaho and Colleen is in North Carolina. Both of us are mothers of two boys. I was excited to see that Colleen and a friend, Molly Markham Lipp, have created a fitness dvd for kids called Fit Pea. Besides the DVD, they also share shorter videos online. Today, they have shared fun children’s game called “Crossing the sea” that makes exercise seem like play:
Fit PeaEvery week, Colleen and fellow Fit Pea founder Molly share more kid-friendly fitness games and healthy eating tips on their Fit Pea facebook page. I love their lunch box ideas that they’ve been sharing recently.
When I asked how they came up with the idea for Fit Pea, Colleen shared that it was conceived when Molly, a former elementary PE teacher who felt like 45 minutes of exercise once a week wasn’t cutting it, and Colleen, who is a stay at home mom passionate about kids fitness, set out to create a childrenʼs fitness DVD that teachers and caregivers could utilize in a classroom or home setting. Lipp and Pringle merged with producer Dave Liberstein, who has worked with such talent as Alicia Keys, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, La La Anthony and NBA star Carmelo Anthony, and accomplished their goal of making fitness accessible to all children, through the production of their Fit Pea children’s fitness DVD available on Amazon. Designed for children ages 2 and up, the DVD’s fun, kid-friendly characters encourage children to raise their heart rate, sing songs and use their imagination to travel to the moon and beyond. It’s short length (11 min.) makes it perfect for a daily exercise break for young children at school or home. We’ve had fun at my house wit it.