I have always loved exercise that is fun and especially enjoy being active with my children outdoors. I was excited and I admit a bit nervous when I found out that Heelys has introduced adult sizes to the popular HX2 line. My five year old son has been begging me to let him learn how to use Heelys so I decided this was my chance to be brave and learn how to do this together. What a fun activity for parents and their children to do together and skating is fantastic exercise too. Did I mention that I am 37 years old and as clumsy as can be? Was this a recipe for disaster?
When our Heelys arrived my son and I were both giggly….I was even more nervous but had watched all the fun and interesting tutorials on the Heelys website so I felt a little more confident and eager to give it a try.
My husband and our two other little ones settled into their lawn chairs ready to watch the action and I suspect anticipating a good laugh while my son and I geared up and put on our protective knee, elbow pads and helmets. I was surprised at how much more stable I felt wearing Heelys as opposed to roller blades. I started off tentatively and before I knew it I was slowly rolling. I am not going to lie….there were a few, okay numerous wobbles and falls but I haven’t had this much fun in a long time. My five year old on the other hand was a natural and before I knew it he was zipping along and I was calling out to him “don’t go so fast….hey, slow it down buddy.” It was a blast! Now my husband wants a pair too so he can join in the fun along with us. The next day, I really felt the work out in my thighs and legs and it was a great feeling. While I doubt I will ever be doing any really cool tricks like the professionals on the Heelys website, I will absolutely use these again with my son.
Heelys HX2 line has made learning to skate easier by having two removable skates in each shoe. As you learn, you can remove the front wheel (I think I will be keeping my two skates in permanently) and skate like the professionals.
Are you not familiar with Heelys yet? You are invited to check out the website and while you are at it maybe you are considering your own “Mommy and Me” set so you can have a fun workout with your kids too! Go for it…be brave and you will have a blast!
There is a handy store locator on the Heely’s website so you can find a store nearest you.
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*