It’s summertime and the living is easy, if you like being outside. It’s a great time to be with your entire family, and what better time to remind your kids how important fitness is for everyone?

I spoke with several of our Physiquality partners, and asked them what they would recommend for summer fitness and fun. Here’s what they had to say.

Summer fitness with the family

Summertime is a great time to remind kids how important fitness is for all the members of the family. There are lots of ways, most of them quite cheap, to stay active and involve everyone. Here are just a few of the suggestions from our contributors:

  • Walk
  • Swing at the playground
  • Go camping
  • Jump rope
  • Ride bikes
  • Play catch with a baseball or football
  • Hit tennis balls
  • Play Frisbee
  • Hike
  • Play tag
  • Swim
  • Play kickball
  • Shoot hoops
  • Play golf or putt putt

Even if the heat has been intense, Mark Salandra, CSCS, founder of (one of Physiquality’s partner programs) reminds us that “the entire family can take a post-dinner walk around the neighborhood.” Take advantage of your local parks — if your kids need a change of scenery, it’s a great place to play tag, investigate a new playground, throw the Frisbee around, or explore new trails on foot or bike.

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