Best Online Workout Classes for Kids

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(No) thanks to the MECQ, GCQ, whichever Q we’re in—there’s one thing that stays the same— and it’s that kids and seniors aren’t allowed out of the house. And for our kids, that means not being able to see their friends, climb on the monkeybars in the playground or anything fun. As parents, it’s heartbreaking to have to keep on telling our kids that they can’t go outside and play like they’re used to. And, it’s equally tough to have to keep on coming up with ways to keep them busy and active, which is why we’re doing little happy dances for these super cool online workout classes for kids. 

Yup, we’ve scoured the internet to give you the best online workout classes for kids. Finally, they’ll be able to get that rush of endorphins they so desperately need and give you extra time to get some work done. From martial arts to sports skills to soccer, here are the best online workout classes for kids in the metro. You’re welcome. 

1. Deftac PIlipinas Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

Bullyproof your kids with Deftac Pilipinas’ BJJ classes! Photography: Deftac Makati via Facebook

Led by longtime Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and competitor Jerome Lepiten, Deftac Pilipinas Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are perfect for your budding martial artists. Aimed at kids ages 4 and up, the classes revolve around teaching them basic self-defense skills and BJJ techniques. If you’ve been looking for a way to bullyproof your kids, this is it!

When: Mondays, 5-6pm via Zoom

How much: Free trial, 300/session thereafter

2. Kickstarters PH 

Kickstart your child’s sports journey with Kickstarters PH. Photography: Kickstarters PH via Facebook

If your little one needs a kickstart in the sports department, look no further than Kickstarters PH, a beginner level online sports program for kids ages 3 to 7 years old. Founded by football player Miguel Alegre, kids can pick between basics in football, basketball, ballet, jiu-jitsu and boxing! The best part? The curriculum is aligned with childhood education standards too! Psst… Modern Parenting readers can tune in every Saturday on Instagram Live for FREE classes with Kickstarters PH! Check out our Instagram page for more deets!

When: Monday to Friday, 4.30pm-5.30pm via Zoom

How much: Basic plan starts at Php 3,000/month 

3. Danceflix Ph 

Your tiny dancers will love moving along to Danceflix Ph’s on demand dance lessons. Photography: Danceflix Ph via Facebook

Get your dancers twirling and grooving to Danceflix Ph’s on demand dance lessons. It’s the Philippines’ first and only subscription-based online dance platform, kind of like Netflix for dance classes! Kids from ages 4 and above can choose between progressive ballet and hip hop classes or regular dance classes led by the talented dancers at East Side Dance Studio. We love the fact that you can take the classes anytime you want and replay them till you memorize the steps. Cool stuff! 

When: On demand

How much: Php 4,000/month

4. Onstage Online Workshops 

Mini-fans of performing arts will love Teacher Jill’s holistic group classes in acting, singing, and dancing. From cool programs like Dancing for TikTok to Dance Around the World and Dance Through The Decades, kids as young as 4 years old can enjoy getting their groove on and learn fun dance moves through Onstage Online Workshops’ classes. 

When: Classes are held on a by term basis but watch out for pop-ups!

How much: Visit the school’s Facebook or Instagram for more information

5. Ty Tang Basketball School

It’s safe to say that when it comes to basketball, former professional basketball player Ty Tang knows his stuff. Divided into three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced, Ty Tang Basketball School covers ball handling techniques, dribble moves, footwork variations and body balance in its classes. Before kids sign up, they’ll be assessed beforehand to get the maximum basketball coaching experience.
When: Daily, dependent on child’s level
How much: Visit the school’s Facebook or Instagram for more information

6. Halili-Cruz School of Dance 

Lauded as the Most Outstanding Ballet School in Asia, the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet is now offering online classes for kids! Aimed at little ballerinas ages 3 and up, the classes are based on a holistic ballet training program anchored on the standard 12-level ballet syllabus. If you’ve been wanting to get your littles into tutus and pointe shoes, here’s your chance! 

When: Twice a week

How much: Php 5,000 for 12 sessions

7. G8 Academy 

These kids are pumped for their Zoom sessions! Photography: G8 Academy via Facebook

Want to train with the uber cool Azkals and Team Pacquiao? At G8 Academy, kids ages 4 to 17  can choose between football training or 30-minute HIIT classes and even enjoy weekly quiz sessions with former Azkal and professional footballer Coach Simon Greatwich. We love that mom and dad can join in the fun in the 30-min HIIT classes for adults (you can’t skip this one, folks! All proceeds for this class goes to the coaches). 

When: Football training (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat, 4-4.45pm, 5-6pm), 30-min HIIT for Adults (Mon, Wed and Sat, 6.15-6.45), 30-min HIIT for Kids (Tues, 5-5.30pm), Weekly Quiz (Fri, various times)

How much: Prices are per household, siblings are free. Starts at Php 850 for Early Bird Rate

8. Hiphop Hooray Ph

Join Coach Mia Cabalfin in a hiphop sesh that’ll get your kids popping and locking all day long! We love Coach Mia’s infectious energy, even if it’s just through Zoom. With Coach Mia’s dance moves, your kids will not only burn all that pent up energy, they’ll also keep on moving and stay active through quarantine. Win! 

When: Hiphop Kids (Mon, Weds, Fri, 3pm), Hiphop Teens x Tweens (Mon, Weds, Fri, 4pm)

How much: Visit the school’s Facebook or Instagram for more information

Just because the kids are stuck at home doesn’t mean they can’t get a workout in! Tell us, which one of these workout classes will you try out?