Sarah Clachar of Fit Family Together is back today to finish up her series on family fitness. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your knowledge with us this week. We’ve loved having you here as a guest poster!
Family fitness covers a gamut of activities . . .
Some families live on their bikes, touring from camp spot to camp spot for weeks.
Others make dance jams part of their regular Saturday morning schedule.
While others simply join in when their four-year-old starts skipping and sashaying down the sidewalk.
There’s no one way to do family fitness.
But there is one critical element that runs through all the different ways families make fitness part of their family life . . .
They just do it! (Thanks, Nike)
Just Doing It
This week I gave you two great touchstones for bringing family fitness into your life:
1. Watch your children and learn from them: 5 Things Your Kids Can Teach You About Fitness
2. Keep it simple and focused on family: Use the F.I.T. rule to Make Family Fitness Simple And Delightful
These two posts will give you lots to think about in order to bring fitness into your life. The next thing is to make it happen.
One of the best ways to make sure nothing gets in the way is to make a family fitness plan. With just a little strategic forethought you can be ready to roll when you have an opportunity for action.
And be prepared – You’ll be amazed at how family fitness brings to your family not only better health . . . but also stronger family bonds, more confident kids and many other gifts you wouldn’t necessarily expect from exercise.
If you have any questions about family fitness, I’d love to hear from you below. I’ll be checking in all day and answering your questions and comments.
Sarah Clachar is a mom, wife, professional health writer, organic farmer, avid mountain biker and hiker. She is also founder of Fit Family Together, where you can find tips, inspiration and strategies for making family fitness part of your family life. Hop over there right now and sign up for her free 7-Day Fit Family Together Challenge and get your very own family fitness plan started.