5 Things to do on National Family Fitness Day

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Take the opportunity to show your kids and family how to do something healthy and positive. On Saturday September, 27th comes the 18th annual National Family Health & Fitness Day!

Get your family excited about fitness and show them how it’s done! Family-related health and fitness events will be held all over the country, whether in local parks, YMCA’s, malls, health clubs and/or community centers, you can find an activity near you.

If you’re looking for something more adventurous, here’s our list of ideas for a fun-filled National Family Health & Fitness Day:

  1. Get some good, clean fun in a mud run! Mud runs for families and kids are becoming increasingly popular. Sign up for a muddy obstacle race that will get your whole family excited about running, climbing, and crawling on and through muddy obstacles. Check out our list of the top 3 family fun mud runs:

    1. Spartan Race or Spartan Kids
    2. The Dirty Dash or Piglet Run for kids
    3. Great Amazing Race
  2. Enjoy a fall day of fun, laugh as a family and learn about agriculture, all in a full day’s worth of corn maze adventures — with over 2000 corn mazes across the country, you’ll be sure to get your fill of family fitness fun.

  3. Kite racing — race your own homemade “bird in flight” by building your own Benjamin Franklin kite!

  4. How about some healthy eating and yummy good-for-you food education at your local farmers market? Go for a walk through your local market and talk to the local farmers who harvest and grow all the amazing, organic & delicious foods in season. The farmers will have lots of insight on how to pick the best tomatoes and how to check if an avocado is ripe.

  5. How about a good ol’ bike ride? Grab the kids and go on a cycling adventure! If you or anyone in your family doesn’t have a bike, you can rent one for the day at a reasonable price. If you have little ones who can’t pedal just yet, use a bike trailer. Ask your local bike shop to help you pick (or rent) the right bicycle trailer for your ride. For the kids who can pedal but may have a hard time keeping up, consider a lift trailer that attaches to the back of your bike but allows your little one to pedal behind you as if he/she was cycling all on their own. For more bike trail ideas in your state check out ‘the 50 best trails in America’.

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