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by inKin
08 Oct

We Are Family! A Fun Guide To Family Fitness

Whether you’ve got kids, a husband, a dog or a brother from another mother, we understand how difficult it is to juggle work, family, Netflix and physical activity.

So, if you’re looking for tips and tricks to get your loved ones involved, then look no further.

 

Kids:

Take It Outside!

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Set aside one day each weekend for outdoors activities: swimming in the sea during the summer, skiing in the winter, or biking and hiking in the spring and fall are all activities the kids will dig. Get the little rascals up early and make sure you take a picnic so you can make a day of it AND avoid the dreaded demands for a drive-through on the way home!

 

Got a Baby?

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There are plenty of group fitness classes which not only accommodate but incorporate babies. A firm fave at inKin is Mother and Baby Pilates, which is a fun and challenging workout where you use your baby’s weight to strengthen your muscles. It helps restore core strength and proper posture and build your upper body strength after pregnancy. Plus you get to stare at your Baba’s adorable face the whole time.

 

Time For A Scavenger Hunt

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Create a list of challenges, like finding an acorn, get a neighbor's signature and snap a photo yellow car, for your kids to complete. With each challenge completed, they get one more clue to find the “buried treasure”! And don’t fill the kid’s booty with sugary treats! Instead, buy them a new game, book or tickets to ball game, science project kit, concert or ballet!

 

Husband Or Wife:

Float Like a Butterfly

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This one might be the first activity which springs to mind when you’re gazing at your loved one, but trying boxing as a couple will make you feel more secure and is a great way of getting in shape. You could try a kickboxing class together, or go straight for a sparring session in the gym (with the guidance of a trainer).

 

Get Lost at Sea

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Kayaking involves teamwork, upper body strength, and stamina, plus the scenery never hurt anybody. Although the prospect of staying afloat may seem daunting, but once you get the hang of it, and you're paddling rhythms align, you'll be gliding into the great outdoors (or clinging to each other for dear life). Kayaking and canoeing can make for a lovely afternoon adventure, or better yet an overnight excursion if you're the camping type too. 

 

15-Love

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Whether it’s a bit of healthy competition between you and your partner, or a game of doubles with another couple, tennis is a fun game no matter your level or experience. Many professional tennis players have fallen in love on the court, so if it's good enough for Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, it's good enough for you and your love interest.  

Did nothing tickle your fancy? We wrote an entire blog on couple’s activities that you can check out to find inspiration. 

 

Dog:

Get Walking

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Studies suggest that dog-owners are fitter and exercise more regularly than non-pup-owners. A 2008 study in Western Australia suggested that when it followed a group of adults who didn’t have dogs those who acquired dogs increased their average walking time by 30 minutes per week, compared with those who didn’t own dogs. Don't have a pooch? Dog walking is great exercise and you can always charge neighbors to do the job for them!

 

Doga

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Look, we didn’t say it would be as easy to find as Baby Pilates, but we’re not lying when we say "Doga" — dog yoga — does exist! The crazy fitness fad incorporates your lovable pooch into humans’ yoga practice (they even act as weights and props throughout the class). You can’t quote us on this, but we think your dog could reap some major stress-relieving benefits from your vinyasa.

 

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