Charity LeBlanc discovered yoga after looking for the best way to get back in shape after having two children. What she didn’t know was that yoga would eventually become a favourite pastime for all three of them!
“I love to be fit and working out, and it’s so much fun for to share that with my kids,” LeBlanc, 28, tells PEOPLE. “For them, it’s like playtime.”
As the kids’ motor skills developed, LeBlanc started incorporating them into her movements. “I was just doing it at home, so they were always around me and near me, and when they were getting bigger and starting to crawl and walk, I started picking them up and lifting them with my feet,” she explains.
The three of them plan out new movements, and LeBlanc says the kids are thrilled when the tougher ones work out. “Sometime I’ll show them pictures of things I’ll see and say, ‘Oh, we can probably do this,’ and they get excited about it,” she says. “We’ll discuss what to do, and where to put our hands. I really like to encourage other moms to do it too. I didn’t think the kids would enjoy it as much as they have, so you never know. You just kind of start it with them, and then next thing you know you’re having fun with it and taking pictures, so I would encourage anyone with an interest to start working your way up.”