Fitness Friday: Fun Ways to Stay Active This Summer!!!

Happy Fitness Friday!

Looking for fun ways to stay active this summer?  We have created a list of some fun games, tips, and resources that will help you keep active, have fun, and make the most of the summertime!

Have a game/tip/resource we missed?  Feel free to share! 🙂

Tips for Staying Active This Summer

  • Have lawn games (bocce, badminton, volleyball, kickball, basketball, baseball) available at summer BBQs to create options for people to stay active
  • With temperatures going up, be sure to complete more strenuous activities in the morning or evening when the day is cooler!
  • Always have LOTS of water handy!  Hydration is SUPER important.
  • Play some music and have an impromptu dance party!
  • Make a goal for staying active and track your progress!  Let’s Move has some great resources to get you started!

Summer Games: These are sure to bring the fun to any summer gathering

Freeze Dance

  1. Play some music.
  2. Have someone stop the music at random times.
  3. Everybody freezes when the music stops.  For extra fun, have everyone make a pose according to a “theme.”  EXAMPLE: Show us your STRONG pose! J
  4. Optional: If someone does not freeze, they are ‘out.’  Play until there is one person left in the game!
  5. Relay Races
  1. Split into teams with even amounts of people.
  2. Create a start and end point.
  3. Have each person run (or skip, jump, hop, crawl, dance, etc.) from one designated spot to another.
  4. The race is over when each person has had a turn.
  5. Get creative with what each race entails. EXAMPLE: Skip to cone.  Twirl 3 times. Do 5 jumping jacks. Shuffle back.

Lawn/Outdoor Games!

  • Kickball
  • Baseball/Whiffle Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Catch
  • Four Square
  • Hopscotch
  • Jump Rope
  • Hula Hoops
  • Basketball

Pool Games

Resources: Here is a list of some great resources for games, ways to stay active, and general health/wellness!

Playworks—Games

Let’s Move—What to Do

KaBOOM!—Playgrounds

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