Ditch the Gym & Get Outside

As I was reading 6 Reasons to Ditch the Gym and Exercise Outside on Active.com. I got to thinking of all the fun ways us moms can ditch the gym (and the kids can ditch the gym play area) and get moving outside.

  1. Walk/Bike to the park – mom & dad get some great exercise and the kids get some much-needed fresh air and playtime
  2. Walk/Hike the nearest trail – make it a nature walk – but don’t forget the bucket (for all your finds) and the bug spray
  3. Walk the local zoo – have you ever checked the mileage/acres – our local zoo covers approximately 35 acres
  4. Walk the Beach/Lake – this is the best during vacation – take the kids on a sea shell & star fish adventure at sunrise/sunset – you’re guaranteed to find other little treasures along the way so bring the camera
  5. Lawn/Deck/Patio yoga – this just might be the best idea I have :)… Put your fav yoga or workout DVD in your laptop and move the workout from the living room to outside… fresh air + sunrise/sunset = a stress free mama
  6. Pool Time – who says Marco/Polo and races are just for the kids… healthy competition never hurt anyone 🙂

With all this outdoor activities don’t forget the sunblock for the entire family.

Do you have any fun outdoor exercise routines you do with or sans the kids? Let us know in the comments below, on Facebook, or @FitFlyMamasNWR or @FitFlyMamasEPL.


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