It’s a new year, and it’s easy to see that grandma’s holiday pies have taken a toll. But how do you take the first steps toward family fitness? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Flip through our gallery of all-star fashion and fitness gear picks that’ll help moms, dads and kids get back into fighting shape.

Put the Pedals on Pause

In the old days, most kids’ first set of wheels were tricycles (some of them were even red!), then eventually they’d graduate to two-wheelers with training wheels, before mastering the skills to ride a big-kid bike on their own. However, research has shown that tykes often don’t benefit from either trikes or training wheels. Instead, future Tour de France racers should start out right with a balance bike, a.k.a., a kid’s bicycle without pedals, which better develops a kid’s sense of balance on wheels. While there are plenty of inexpensive balance bikes out there, parents looking for the Mercedes-Benz of balance bikes should look no further than the Frog Bike Tadpole. Made in Great Britain, Frog Bikes are well-constructed, lightweight, and best of all, available worldwide at many local bike retailers.

Available at, starting at $210.


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—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng