family fitness

Family Fitness – Vlog 12 Posted by Justine Clarabut on 9 April, 2020

With so many restrictions in place during this pandemic and with a long Easter Weekend ahead, we thought it would be a great help to keep the family wellbeing theme going!

This motivational interview with our Wellbeing Director Pip Lawrence and Sara Ottley, Personal Trainer and Wellbeing Coach, looks at ways to keep the family active and how being a good role model for your children will encourage them to exercise more and have fun!

Family fitness can be fun if parents get involved.

Children are impressionable! Observing and copying what their parents do is one of the best ways that children learn! Whether you choose to go for a run or walk, or play games inside – getting involved as a parent means that children will be far more engaged.

Plant the seed early..

Children have different personalities, so figuring what your child or children want to do will help you to plan your activities! Planting a seed early in the day about what you intend to do will encourage them to join in.

If you don’t have a garden or outdoor space to exercise, make the most of every day walks to be active and connected together. You can also be active indoors too with soft play, dance, twister, stretches or jumping along to Joe Wicks on the TV!

Sara’s Top Tip for family fitness – encourage kids to be more active by trying new things! And try not to worry about whether you’re good at something or what you look like.. Be creative, have fun and enjoy being with your family.

Have you heard about The Family Mile?

The Family Mile is a totally free, fun activity, where families can come together to do run, walk, jog or amble a mile – in their own time and their own way.

Follow The Family Mile on Facebook for loads of ways to be active and have fun.