We know that reality TV star and Florham Park mom of two Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is one of New Jersey’s ultimate workout queens, a woman who has transformed her life and her look over the years by switching her passion from partying to pushups. You can tell by her tight, muscular body that she puts a lot of effort into staying fit, and we’re right with her on her life motto, “Strong is the new sexy.”
But did you also know that Snooki is instilling her love of exercise into her two kids with husband Jionni LaValle, son Lorenzo, 3, and daughter Giovanna, 1? Since they were very little, she’s been letting them see her get her workout on and involving them in kid-friendly activities when she can. Sure, most of her own workouts, whether solo or with a trainer, are far too rigorous for little tots, but there’s plenty of ways children can see exercise as a playful activity, rather than a chore.
Here are seven of our favorite moments when Snooki showed her kids the value of being fit (and made it fun!):
When she made her home into a makeshift gym (no excuses, right?)
When she took them to the beach – okay, maybe they also played in the sand, but we bet they know the basics of swimming too!
When she demonstrated a handstand for both of them
When she taught Giovanna cheerleading (she really wants her daughter to be a cheerleader!)
When she put Lorenzo on her shoulders while she did squats
When baby Lorenzo watched her do cardio
When she did pushups with Lorenzo – wouldn’t it be great if we all enjoyed them as much as he does?