This article looks at three of the most popular items in the Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids range: a treadmill, a stationary bike, and an air walker.
Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids is made in America for children aged 3 to 6. While fun is the focus, it’s never too early to introduce your little ones to a healthy lifestyle. The best way to do this is through a nutritious diet and regular physical activity.
Exercising at home can be challenging if you have young children. You finally find the time, and then the kids ask to use your exercise equipment. And not just once or twice!
Kids can be very persistent when they want something. This being so, it may be tempting to give in to them to get some peace. But allowing your children to use your exercise equipment, particularly the younger ones, will jeopardize their safety.
Investing in Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids will allow you to work out in peace. And your child or children can have fun doing their own workout, just like mom or dad!
Keep reading to find out about the potential risks faced by young children using home exercise equipment designed for adults.
NB: Please note that the treadmill and air walker are not currently available on Amazon.
The Dangers of allowing young children to use your exercise equipment
Children should always be supervised around exercise equipment.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimates that 8,700 children younger than 5 sustain injuries from home exercise equipment each year. And just because a child is older doesn’t mean they are safe from harm.
Approximately 16,500 children aged 5 to 14 are impacted annually. The most common injuries include bruising, cuts, and bone breaks from falls, along with friction burns.
There have also been instances of young children approaching their mom or dad from behind during workouts. In this situation, the child’s fingers or hand could catch in the treadmill’s mat or exercise bike’s chain. It could also result in the parent falling off a treadmill.
Other injuries include cuts, crushed or broken bones, friction burns, and even amputations. So it is vital to keep a close eye on young children at all times as you exercise so that they don’t come in contact with your exercise equipment as you are working out.
And if your little one picks up a heavy set of dumbbells, they could strain their muscles or drop them on their feet.
Not every child who uses adult exercise equipment will sustain a visible injury while doing so. However, using equipment designed for taller and heavier people can result in muscle and joint strain. It’s just not worth the risk!
Why Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids is a Safe Choice
Kids learn by example, and what better way to set them on the path to health and fitness than by giving them the means of exercising beside you on their own treadmill, stepper, or bike. Buying them their own exercise equipment will allow you to work out as you spend time with your kids sharing a fun, healthy activity while keeping your eye on them to make sure they stay out of harm’s way.
Three of the most popular items in the Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids range are their treadmill, their happy bike, and their weight bench set. All meet CPSIA Standards and requirements. They feature a durable lead-free powder-coated finish.
Redmon Fun and Fitness for Kids Treadmill
The Redmon Fun and Fitness for Kids Treadmill provides a low-impact workout that won’t stress young bones or developing muscles. Being manually driven, it is very safe to use, and the child can work at his or her own pace.
The Redmon Fun and Fitness Treadmill doesn’t take up a lot of room. Measuring 37 3/8″ x 36 5/8″ x 41″ and weighing 29 lbs, it is easily transportable yet very solid.
As with all Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment, you can relax knowing the treadmill is stable, and it won’t tip.
The treadmill’s frame comprises solid steel that has a powder-coated lead-free finish. Foam and plastic cushioning provide comfort and safety.
The Redmon Treadmill has an odometer. This shows the time, speed, and distance of the session, along with the calories burned. There’s also an auto-scan function that rotates through all of the metrics. The console displays workout stats as soon as the workout begins, and it powers down after four minutes of inactivity.
You will need to buy 2 x AA batteries for the console to function.
Set up is easy, with most people accomplish it in around fifteen minutes. A supplied wrench and a Phillips screwdriver facilitate the task.
Redmon Fun and Fitness Happy Bike
The Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment For Kids Happy Bike is a stationary bike that will allow your kids to enjoy the fun and health benefits of cycling, regardless of the weather. But don’t let that fool you into thinking your kids will only use the Happy Bike when it’s too cold or wet for them to play outside!
As with many of Redmon’s exercise machines, the Happy Bike has a digital odometer that Digitally shows the time, speed, distance, calories burned, and total distance covered since the first use. This fascinates and engages kids to the extent that you will be hard-pressed to stop them from wanting to use it often throughout the day. The monitor starts up automatically when the child starts to pedal and shuts itself off a few minutes after they stop.
Measuring 21.5″ x 14″ x 26 3/4″, and weighing just 8 1/2 pounds, you will have no trouble moving the bike around if that is required.
While light, the bike’s robust powder-coated steel construction can support a weight of up to 100 pounds.
The bike’s foam-covered handlebars allow a firm and comfortable grip. Its seat adjusts to cater to the child’s height. The tension adjusts to suit the child’s strength level and provide low-impact sessions.
Set up takes around fifteen minutes, with the necessary tools for this supplied. You will need to buy 2 x AA batteries for the odometer.
Redmon Fun and Fitness Air Walker
The Redmon Fun and Fitness Air Walker is a non-impact elliptical trainer for kids. As with every item in the Redmon Fun and Fitness range, fun is assured. But make no mistake, the air walker will give your kids a great cardio workout and burn off their excess energy.
Measuring 26 3/4″ x 16 5/8″ x 31 1/4″, it weighs 26 pounds. Being compact and quite light, it is easy to move around. Its footrests are non-slip, allowing your kids to exercise with confidence and you to be able to relax as they do.
The air walker’s solid-steel frame has a lead-free powder-coated finish. Its movable parts are foam and plastic covered for safety and comfort.
The Air Walker has an odometer which kids love, as it enables them to see how long they’ve been working out, their speed, distance traveled and the number of calories they’ve burned.
Pros & Cons
Some buyers reported that the Redmon Treadmill they received had an unpleasant smell. A few expressed concern that the odor could be toxic. However, it is due to the lubricant that is applied to the treadmill’s gears during the manufacturing process. Leaving the treadmill in the open air for a few days usually gets rid of the smell.
A few people who left feedback stated that they needed replacement models due to the goods arriving damaged. These were dispatched promptly.
Final Thoughts on Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids
Owning one or more pieces of equipment from the Redmon Fun and Fitness Exercise Equipment for Kids range can set your kids up for a healthy lifestyle. The equipment will allow your children to build muscle tone, improve their co-ordination, and enjoy the aerobic and cardiovascular benefits of working out.
Just as importantly, they will be able to do this without compromising their safety as would be the case if they were to use equipment that is too large and heavy for them to operate.