September 18, 2020

How to Keep Kids Active During Times of Uncertainty

How do you keep kids motivated to break away from technology and get moving? What are ways to make fitness activities both fun and engaging?

These were just a few of the many challenges expressed by parents during a recent survey by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). With the impact of COVID-19, many kids and their families face a new set of challenges, including:

  • Loss of their normal routine and/or a set structure
  • More screen time with delays or cancellations of after-school programs, sporting events and other social activities
  • Less daily social interaction with classmates and friends
  • Higher levels of boredom when stuck at home
  • And more

With the increased overwhelm for parents and kids alike, Wellbeats joined HPE for a special live webinar titled “How to Keep Kids Active During Times of Uncertainty.”

The webinar was led by Wellbeats Fitness Director Mark Kingsriter, a father of four who oversees Wellbeats’ fitness direction, philosophy, and execution of on-demand fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness content for all ages.

In the webinar, Mark shared the latest insights from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2nd edition). The science-backed research provides families and kids of all ages with recommendations to improve their health through participation of regular physical activity. Mark also revealed personal stories and tips from his own experience as a father raising four boys, now ages 14 to 23.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

HPE is a global, edge-to-cloud Platform-as-a-Service company built to transform businesses by helping you connect, protect, analyze, and act on all your data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so you can turn insights into outcomes. To learn more, visit HPE’s website here.

About Wellbeats

Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats is a leading provider of on-demand fitness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Wellbeats makes fitness easy, accessible and affordable for everyone. More than 600 workout classes are available via kiosks, an online portal or via Android and iOS apps. To learn more, visit or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live session. Follow on Twitter or LinkedIn.