Keeping up with an effective fitness routine can be challenging for all sorts of reasons, with a lot of people believing they simply don’t have enough time in the week – let alone in the school holidays when the routine goes out the window! But exercise doesn’t have to be a strain on your schedule – it can actually be pretty fun! Especially when the whole family get involved. To get you and your children off the sofa and into the fresh air have a read of some of the fun activities you can do to achieve family fitness and have some fun while you’re at it.

1. Explore the great outdoors. When the weather is cooperating exploring nature parks, forest walks are great ways to keep active and involve the family. Bring along some games or a football, find a fun obstacle course to really get that heart rate elevated!

2. Family bike rides. Cycling is an easy and healthy low-impact exercise, a good muscle workout and a fun way to get fit. Your children won’t even feel like they’re exercising. Cycling also has multiple health benefits like increased muscle strength, improved posture and coordination, decreased body fat levels and decreased stress levels.

3. Get involved with a fun charity event or challenge. There’s no better way to get the whole family motivated than sign up for a fun run / walk / cycle! It’s a great way to get everyone together for some fun, light hearted training with a great reward of completing the challenge at the end!

Fitness offers many opportunities for shared family time during the teen years, when your child is capable of so much. You can go camping, hiking, running, or biking together; play catch, Frisbee, or table tennis; shoot hoops or play tennis; take yoga or dance classes! Enjoy being active together, as a family!