With winter in full swing, it is important to find ways to stay active and motivated. January is the perfect time to reset and get your family moving! We have gathered 5 fun activities that you can enjoy together as a family and help keep everyone active over the long winter months. Whether you’re looking for a calming yoga class or an adventure rock climbing, there is something for everyone!
Yoga Classes – A great way for the entire family to practice mindfulness and self-care is by attending a series of yoga classes. Most gyms offer classes specifically designed for families or free classes can be found online, so you can all learn how to relax, reduce stress, and practice mindfulness while getting fit at the same time. It’s also a great way to connect with each other and bond through movement.
Rock Climbing – If your family loves adventure, then rock climbing may be a great way for everyone to stay active this winter! Find an indoor rock climbing gym nearby and plan some weekly trips together. Everyone will be able to challenge themselves mentally and physically while learning about teamwork and trust along the way.
BONUS! FREE Yoga Class – Saturday, February 25th @ APA Oak Creek: Join YogaSix Oak Creek for a FREE, all-levels yoga class exclusively for the parents of APA dancers! Enjoy one hour of relaxation and mindfulness on Saturday, February 25th, from 10:00-11:00 AM at APA. Please bring your own yoga mat (a limited quantity of mats will be available for use). All attendees will be entered to win a free month of yoga when the studio opens this spring!
Winter Nature Hikes – Winter lovers take advantage of the cold weather by planning outdoor nature hikes with your family! There are plenty of trails nearby that you can explore together or even try snowshoeing if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow. Not only will you enjoy the fresh air but also benefit from physical activity while appreciating nature around you!
Trampoline Park – With so many options throughout the area, trampoline parks are a great way to stay active and have a blast! Spend the afternoon bouncing around, running obstacle courses or playing a round of dodgeball! Perfect for all ages and a great way to get in extra movement and fun!
Ice Skating – Last but not least, ice skating is another fun way for the whole family to stay active this winter season! Put on some warm clothes, lace up those skates and head out on the ice rink! It’s guaranteed that there will be laughter and potentially a few spills on the ice, but it’s all part of the fun! Just make sure everyone wears plenty of layers so they don’t get too cold after working up a sweat on the ice rink!
Staying active during these colder months is essential for your overall health—both mental and physical—and what better way than getting your whole family involved? From calming yoga classes to adventurous rock climbing or even winter nature hikes—there are many different activities available depending on what type of exercise works best for each member of your family.
So don’t let the cold weather keep you inside all day; take advantage of these 5 ways we have found for you to help keep your entire family fit over wintertime! Happy exercising!
BONUS ACTIVITY! – Register now for a FREE Trial class for both Parents & Tots! These classes are designed for ages 2-3 years old and their parents to introduce both the joy of dance and a first time experience in the classroom! Click the link below for more information!