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.

A Boy and/or Girl Band that’s Perfectly in Sync

Wearables for kids are often throwaway gadgets with poor design and limited functionality. Fortunately, Garmin has launched a new well-equipped activity tracker for kids that may rival grown-up fitness bands. With its stylish, kid-friendly, durable design, the vívofit jr. packs a wallop in a nice, kid-sized package. Users can track steps, sleep and an allotted amount of daily recommended activity, such as household chores. Parents can monitor kids’ activities and give them rewards for reaching goals through a free mobile app, available for iOS and Android. Best of all: vívofit jr. bands are water resistant and have a one-year battery life, which means no recharging.

Available at, $79.99.


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—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng