5 Exciting Ways To Keep Fit As A Family

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Hopefully you and your family will already be doing plenty of exercise on a weekly basis to stay healthy, but it’s likely this won’t be together. Mum may play tennis, dad goes to the gym and the kids have swimming lessons. This is great but doing activities to keep fit together will boost your fitness and enjoyment levels. There are many ways you can do this, and it’s a great way to stay healthy and have fun if you’re not already as active as you should be.

Family Fitness Classes

It can be challenging just to get the motivation to go to a fitness class alone, never mind complete the exercises, but group exercise holds many benefits and working out with friends and family helps make the experience far more enjoyable. There are many places that offer family fitness classes, tailored for adults and children of different ages with specially designed workouts that don’t push anyone too much.

Fun Filled Walks

Walking together as a family is a fantastic way to get fresh air and exercise, though for young children especially it’s often hard to get them interested in it. Inject some excitement by stopping by places on your walk, such as a skate park so they can blow off steam on a scooter from Librance or a lake for skimming stones. If they know there’s something fun along the way they’ll be far more excited to walk.

Creative Chores

Even the dullest tasks can be made fun and fitness enhancing by doing them together. Have fitness breaks during the adverts on TV where everyone does five press-ups or start jumps. Get everyone dancing and singing along to music when vacuuming and sweeping up in or outside. It will get important jobs done in a quicker and more enjoyable way.

Cycling Expeditions

Most children will love cycling anyway but to make it more enthralling set out your family bike ride as more of an adventure. Pretend you don’t know where you’re going or what you might come across and the sense of mystery will keep children intrigued and less bothered about the exercise they’re doing. Leisure Lakes Bikes have a great range of cycling clothing, bike parts and accessories from all the top brands like Specialised, Cube, Santa Cruz, Orange and more!

Dance Away

Dancing is a great workout and a lot more fun than many fitness alternatives. There are family dance classes available that use dance routines, games and creative movement to make exercise exciting. These are for children of many ages and their parents, with grandparents, uncles and aunties also encouraged to get involved.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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