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How Can I Sell My Daughter on Calisthenics?


She is only 11, turns 12 in April. I keep trying to talk up the benefits of body weight workouts. She is bull headed and wants to go to the gym. I am glad she has the interest and I get that doing push-ups is just boring. I am not against kids lifting myself. She just could get so far with calisthenics


I have found the best way to get kids doing something is to model it (up to a certain age lol). How much doing vs talking is happening?


Does she play any sports?


What’s the problem again? If you don’t mind her lifting and she wants to go to the gym…


you’re asking us how to convince an 11 year old why a particular way to work out is better than a different way? I’m not sure you’re going to get much out of this thread, lol


In an era where childhood obesity is an epidemic, instead of trying to convince your daughter to exercise differently, I would support their decision to exercise.