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5 fun ways for families to get fit together
October 6, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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It's crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay active. We all know that keeping active can help us lead happier, more fulfilling lives. However, it can occasionally be challenging to muster the motivation to stand up and move, especially when trying to do it on your own. And if you have a family, it can seem even more challenging to find ways to fit fitness into everyone's busy schedules.

At Baltimore's Bmorefitbody POSSE, we believe that fitness is a family affair. And that’s why we’ve made this list of 5 fun ideas to help get the whole family moving!

1. Going on family hikes

One terrific way to get everyone in the family moving is to go on hikes together. Nothing can make you feel better or give you more energy than being outside and breathing fresh air.

When you add some friendly competition into the mix by seeing who can make it to the top of the hill first, you're sure to get everyone's heart rates up. Plus, hiking is a great way to bond as a family and create lasting memories. And what's more, it's completely free! You only need a nice pair of walking shoes and loose-fitting clothing to start.

2. Riding bikes together

This is another great option if you're looking for a way to get fit as a family. And if you live in Baltimore, there are plenty of family-friendly bike trails to explore.

Riding bikes is a great way to get some cardio exercise, and it's also an excellent way to build strength and stamina. And since it's an outdoor activity, you'll also get the added benefits of fresh air and vitamin D.

3. Playing games together

Playing games is a great way to get the family moving and have fun together. One idea is to have a family scavenger hunt. Another idea is to play catch, frisbee, or kickball together, which are great ways to get some exercise and fun for the whole family.

You can also make up your own games. There are countless options, and everyone will undoubtedly have a blast.

4. Doing an obstacle course

Creating an obstacle course is another excellent way to get the family moving. You can pace everyone to see who can complete the course in the shortest time to make things more difficult. Or, you can make it into a relay race and see which family can make it to the finish line first.

You can use hula hoops, cones, jump ropes, and more to create your course. And you can even add in some physical challenges like push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping jacks.

5. Hosting a family dance party

What better way to get everyone active in the family than to throw a dance party? Play your preferred music and dance in the living room or backyard.

You can even turn it in