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Balancing fitness and family? There's an app for that

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jan 31, 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- When it comes to committing to an exercise routine, some parents feel that they have to choose between time at the gym and time with the kids.

But, there’s a new app that makes it easy to combine fitness and family bonding—in the comfort of your home.

It’s been dubbed the "Netflix of Fitness," and now the NEOU app is taking the platform a step further by launching NEO Kids.

The app has gotten kids excited about working out with their parents.

"I like to do like high kicks and stuff like that," said 7-year-old Riley.

Her mother Ruth is just as excited.

"It’s fun to go together. It’s gotten me working out. I’ve set up our gym now. So we’re going in there together," she said.

The 10 to 20-minute workout routines are filmed at NEOU’s state-of-the-art fitness hub on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.

Parents don’t have to worry about choosing between hitting the gym and spending time with their kids.

Just download the app on any device and get a full-body workout at home —while certified fitness instructors lead the way.

Kid workouts are broken up into three groups: the minis, ages 4 to 6, which are much more game-focused; the smalls, ages 7 to 9, which is high-energy with more more functional movements, like squats and push-ups; and big kids ranging from ages 10 to 12. This advance group is a bit more intense and kids are encourages to call the shots.

NEOU is available in the App Store and Google Play for $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year.

It also includes a free 30-day trial.

This story was originally published by Stacy-Ann Gooden at WPIX.