Fun Ways to Keep the Kids and the Whole Family Fit and Active

*This is a collaborative post.

Are you trying to keep you and the kids active and healthy this year? If so, you’ll want to check out the activities featured below.

Often, the key to getting and staying in shape, is to partake in activities you enjoy. Finding something the entire family enjoys however, isn’t always easy. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, below you’ll discover some fun ways to keep the kids and the whole family fit and active.

Swimming

Swimming is a great family-friendly activity that you can partake in all year-round. Kids generally love the water, so you shouldn’t have any trouble persuading them to come along. It’s also a rare activity which is suitable for all age ranges – even babies! You’ll also surprisingly find teens are more than happy to go swimming.

Swimming offers many benefits, including giving the body a full workout and offering therapeutic benefits for adults. So, if you’re looking to start an activity you’re all going to enjoy, swimming should definitely be considered.

Skating 

One activity you likely haven’t thought about trying is skating. However, you might just be surprised by how much you enjoy it! It’s one of the very few activities which allows adults to act and feel like kids again.

Skating can be done practically anywhere. Whether you choose to head to a skate park, the local park or even down the street that you live on, you’re sure to have hours of fun. It’s also an activity which isn’t going to feel like you’re doing exercise until the morning after! You can purchase affordable, high quality skates from companies such as SkateHut.

Family classes

If you’re worried about your motivation levels, signing up for family fitness classes might be a good place to start. That way, you’re committed to exercising on specific days and specific times each week. You can find classes offering everything from yoga to dance and aerobics.

You’ll need to sit down as a family to discuss which classes you’d prefer to take part in and then search for one which matches your availability.

Cycling

Cycling is one of the best ways to keep fit as a family. Not only can you do it locally, but you can also sign up to cycling holidays if you find you all really enjoy it. It’s a great way to explore your local area and there’s the added benefit that it’s great for the environment. This is one of the more expensive activities if you don’t already have bicycles, but the long-term health benefits it provides are definitely worthwhile.

As you can see, there’s plenty of different types of activities you and the family can partake in to keep fit and active. Why not see which activities your kids would love to try out? It’s also a good idea to take part in numerous different activities t ensure you don’t get bored.

Personally, we love to keep active with a Peak District family walk! 🙂 How about you? Do you have any recommendations for us to try out? We want to get into rock climbing, too, have you tried that? I would love to hear your thoughts!

*This post is in collaboration with Totstotravel.

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