Summertime is here, and there is nothing better than spending a sunny day outdoors with the family. At Terramor Homes, we know how important spending quality time with the whole gang is, and you may not realize that there are plenty of fun fitness activities everyone can enjoy for little effort right in your community!
Gather in the backyard for an exciting game of soccer, whiffle ball or kickball, all of which are easy to set up with handmade markers and boundaries (the children can help do this part and may even want to be in charge of it). Get those competitive juices flowing as you play against one another to be the ultimate backyard champion. Or, better yet, invite another family to join in for double the fun!
Search for treasure
Set up a treasure hunt throughout the community, leaving clues to lead your kids to the hidden item(s). Don’t hesitate to use your entire community as part of the contest, and spread out the clues to encourage walking, running or biking during the hunt. Remember, X marks the spot!
Don’t forget the dog!
Dogs are part of the family too, so turn the next walk into an activity the whole gang can enjoy. Walk or jog to a local park, and bring a ball or flying disc to play catch and fetch with your pooch. If it is too humid to play, bring flashlights and walk after dark to avoid the heat! Remember to take plenty of water for your family and your furry friend to stay hydrated, and make sure that you clean up after your dog when nature calls!
When it comes to family fitness within a community, the options are endless. Here at Terramor Homes, we love having fun together, whether it involves backyard baseball, squirt gun fights, a walk around the block or a trip to the community pool. So, make it a priority for you and your family to spend time together this summer while getting active and (hopefully) beating the heat!