Absolute Kids: Inspiring By Example

 It’s not just about you …

One of my original reasons for doing AbsoluteFIT, way back when, was that I wanted my young daughter to see me as Wonder Woman.

And I still do — but what that means has changed and expanded.

Now, I see my workouts — and the joy I take in them — as a source of inspiration and confidence for both of my kids (now ages 10 and 6). I never want them to think fitness is out of reach, or unimportant, or only for certain kinds of people. I want them always to think that they can do it, whatever “it” is: learning a new sport (see the cover photo? I’m so proud!), running a 5K (which my daughter did in May, with AVAC-partnered Girls on the Run), improving their swimming skills and speed, channeling their maniac energy into gymnastics (which my son has taken to in a big way), or just general strength and fitness.

I show them a video like this, in which you can clearly see I’m pushing myself:

And I hope it inspires them to look for their inner strength as well.

—Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Enthusiast @ AVAC®

Learn about AVAC’s JrFIT programs Creating a fun & active life from the start!

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books. 

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