Some girls play with dolls. Some girls hit the gym. Who said workouts were for grown-ups anyway? One fitness and workout fanatic, Kane Sumabat, is challenging the status quo by helping his young niece, Ari, tone up.
Ari’s workout of choice? Pull-ups. She has been working on her upper-body strength for more than five years. This Instagram video that her uncle posted shows a split-screen of Ari doing pull-ups in 2011 and again in 2016. Even her tiny 2011 self was crushing it!
Sumabat also shared that he and his nephews similarly started working out at a young age. His passion for fitness led Ari’s parents to enroll her in gymnastics. It seems like all of that resistance training is paying off!
In an era when childhood obesity is a significant health problem, it’s hard to find fault with instilling the values of fitness at an earlier age. While every parent will have their own opinion, we are very impressed by Ari’s story. Keep kicking butt!
What Do YOU Think?
Do your kids work out with you? Is there an acceptable age to start training kids? Do you think growth can be stunted by working out too young? Let us know in the comments below.